Ah – Kitchen cabinets. When you first moved into your home, did you say, “One day I’m going to update this entire kitchen?” Have you lived in your home for years and everything has changed…except your kitchen? Do you have outdated kitchen cabinets in need of an update? Are you saving to remodel your entire kitchen? Well, why wait? Paint your cabinets with MudPaint for under $68.
A kitchen cabinet makeover doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. With a little elbow grease, you can clean them up and paint them with MudPaint within a weekend. MudPaint dries fast and has exceptional coverage making it possible for most projects to only need one coat. Most kitchen cabinets can be repainting with one to two quarts of MudPaint. To get the above look, mix 50/50 MudPaint Forest Green and Stone.
50/50 Solution of Vinegar and Warm Water, TSP Substitute, or a degreaser
120 grit Sandpaper
First- Cleaning the cabinets is the most important step. Remove the grease with a 50/50 solution of vinegar and warm water or TSP Substitute. If they are too dirty, use a degreaser to do the trick.
Second – Rough up the surface with 120 grit sandpaper.
Third – Cover hinges, knobs, and anything you don’t want to paint on the cabinets with painter’s tape.
Fourth – Cover countertops with newspaper to protect them.
Fifth- Fill holes with with wood filler and then sand smooth.
Sixth – A primer is not needed on most surfaces. However, if a smooth or slick surface, painting a lighter color, painting over a stain or wood with red undertones, or if painting a wood that is known to bleed, a primer is recommended. MudPaint is compatible with water based primers, cover stain and KILZ.
Seventh – Be sure surface is free of dust after sanding and then clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
Eighth – Before using paint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
Ninth – Apply paint with a brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
Tenth: If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats (use 600 grit).
Finally – Finish with a clear coat. New Kitchen Cabinets — for a fraction of the price!