How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
A kitchen makeover doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. By simply painting the cabinets, you can transform your kitchen dramatically. Most cabinet updates can be done in a weekend by cleaning and painting them. Check out the kitchen cabinet makeover above that Frickin’ Fab Furniture painted, get this look with MudPaint’s Forest Green and Stone.
50/50 Solution of Vinegar and Warm Water, TSP Substitute, or a degreaser
120 grit Sandpaper
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: Rough up the surface with 120 grit sandpaper.
Step 3: Cover hinges, knobs, and anything you don’t want to paint on the cabinets with painter’s tape.
Step 4: Protect countertops with newspaper.
Step 5: Fill holes with with wood filler and then sand smooth.
Step 6: 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.
Step 7: Be sure surface is free of dust after sanding.
Step 8: Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
Step 9: Before using paint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
Step 10: Apply paint with a brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
Step 11: If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats (use 600 grit).
Step 12: Finish with a clear coat.0