A kitchen makeover doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. With a little elbow grease, you can clean them up and paint them within a weekend. To get the look above, paint your kitchen cabinets in MudPaint’s Newport.
50/50 Solution of Vinegar and Warm Water, TSP Substitute, or a degreaser
120 grit Sandpaper
To get this look, paint your cabinets in MudPaint’s Seaside.
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 – Next up as you paint kitchen cabinets, is to 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.
Eighth – As you continue down the path to paint kitchen cabinets, next up is to clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
Ninth – Before using paint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
Tenth – Apply paint with a brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
Eleventh – If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats (use 600 grit).
Twelfth – Finish with a clear coat.
It’s easy to paint kitchen cabinets — especially with MudPaint!