Kitchen cupboard paint
Refinish cabinets with kitchen cupboard paint
Your kitchen is the heart of the house. A dull colour or an outdated scheme can really bring the mood and feel of the room down, when what you really want is a cheering space to cook, bake and party. Kitchen cupboard paint gives your kitchen the makeover that you want at a mere fraction of the cost of a renovation.
Buy kitchen cupboard paint
Do you have a colour in mind that you want for the new look ofthe kitchen cabinets? Great, there are many colour options available. Take a look at the options to buy kitchen cupboard paint below.
Tip: Depending on the surface size of your kitchen cupboards, you will need a certain volume of kitchen cabinet paint. Calculate the needed amount of paint according to what is mentioned on the tin of paint about coverage. Mind, that the given coverage is on average and per coat; you will need at least two coats on average for the whole paint job.
There are also kitchen cupboard painting kits available that take away a lot of hassle from you. They usually include paint, brush, rollers, stir sticks etc. While traditional gloss is possible to use, you will need to apply a primer first to ensure full adhesion.
How to paint kitchen cabinets – Step-by-step guide on repainting cabinets
Painting kitchen cabinets is best to do with special cabinet paint, kitchen cabinet paint, cupboard paint or kitchen cupboard paint. The selection of paints to use on cabinets above should answer your question about what paint to use on cabinets. Now that you found an amazing colour, you can start painting! The following guide will help you step by step to create a great finished kitchen and transform the look of your kitchen. Painting kitchen cabinets is a lot of fun, too!
1. Tools you need to paint kitchen cabinets
You will want to be prepared before starting painting kitchen cabinets. So here iare all the items and tools you need:
- Kitchen cabinet paint (see above for buying cabinet paint)
- Roller arm with small to medium size roller cover
- Flat painting brush
- Stir stick
- Masking tape (use high-quality tape that removes clean and creates sharp edges)
- Paint tray
- All-purpose cleaner/ detergent
- P300 grid sandpaper and sanding pad
2. Preparation before painting kitchen cabinets
Before beginning, make sure there is no direct sunlight and wind to blow dust, and that temperatures are between 18 °C and 25 °C.
- Empty the cupboard and remove any hardware like pulls, handles, and knobs from the cabinet.
- Remove doors and drawers from the cupbobard frame and lay them flat on top of wooden stands or on the protected floor.
- Sand every surface that will be painted with 300 grid sand paper or sanding pad. Follow the grain (if you are sanding wood cabinets).
- Next, remove dust and clean with a detergent and a cloth to degrease . Sanding as well as cleaning is an important step and should be taken serious; after all it makes sure that the cabinet paint adheres properly.
- After cleaning, wipe off with water to remove any residue. Let dry completely.
- Fetch the masking tape and tape off all edges and areas that you don’t want painted. Also protect the surroundings from spills with sheet or cardboard.
3. Painting kitchen cabinets/ Repainting cabinets
After preparing and protecing, you are ready to paint:
- Stir the paint in the bucket with a stir sick, pour a small amount in the paint tray. Get your brush ready.
- Start painting edges and corners on the frame with the flat brush. Do the same with doors and drawers. Follow the wood grain (if you paint wood).
- Grab the roller and continue rolling the paint on all the larger surfaces and fill in the rest.
- As soon as the first layer of paint is dry to the touch, you can turn the doors and paint the backsides in the same manner.
- In between layers or any painting brake, you should cover the paint tray and put brush and roller in plastic sacks to be able to reuse them.
- After all has been given the first layer of paint and it is dry to the touch (approxemately 2 – 3 hours), repeat the painting process for the second coat.
- Let dry overnight (or at least 8 hours) before reassambling. Check if the covering is nice and even, if not add a third layer of paint.
- For an extra awesome finish, you can slightly sand the dried layer (P300 grid) in between layers of paint to make the result extra smooth.
4. Reassembling kitchen cabinet
- Once the paint has dried, remove the masking tape.
- Attatch hardware, reassamble doors and drawers.
- Enjoy the new look of your kitchen makeover!
Follow the kitchen cabinet paint manufacturer’s instructions if it differs from our step-by-step guide.