Painted kitchen cabinets may look super simple on pinterest imagine just a few coats of a new color and your kitchen will be spruced up in no time. If your repainting project is just a facelift for the cabinets you don t need to sand and paint the inside of the cabinets.
In reality painting kitchen cabinets is a.
Painting over old painted cabinets. Then fill holes with the wood filler. Break out a new brush for each coat. Laminate cabinets require a special bonding primer.
If your cabinets have any holes or gouges you will need to fill them. Working from top to bottom apply the paint to the cabinet exterior across the grain then tip it off with the grain. The cabinets i am painting today were too troublesome to not prime.
Another reason i love the dutch boy cabinet and trim paint. However i have been able to wipe off all of the things without any of the paint coming off. The laminate must be in good condition for best results.
Choose a high quality paint. Mask off the interiors with painters tape for a clean finish and sand only the front surfaces and visible edges of the cabinet face frames. Break out a new brush for each coat.
Painting over a dark finish with a light color is tougher and could require three coats. Before you begin the surfaces of the cabinets need to be roughed up. This will help the latex paint to adhere to the surface of the.
Whenever you do sand to bare wood feather the edges of the sanding area so the new paint will lay flat. I think i would recommend repainting painted cabinets as a temporary solution only. Apply tape to the back surface of the cabinet doors underneath those holes.
Use a wood sanding block to prevent rounding over the wood edges image 2. Painting over dark cabinets with a light or white color primer is much cheaper than paint but this is totally your choice cabinets that have bad stains stains like deeply embeded oil or markers. Special cabinet paints are available that provide a smooth finish but any high quality paint should work.
If the old paint on the cabinets is in good condition you don t need to sand down to bare wood just roughen the surface so the new paint will adhere more easily. If you plan on using new hardware that is a different size than the original you will have to fill the old hardware holes before painting. The white cabinets definitely show off the spills and stains wayyyy more than the cream color.
Working from top to bottom apply the paint to the cabinet exterior across the grain then tip it off with the grain. Wood cabinets are ideal for painting but any surface that can be scuffed with sandpaper can be painted. Painting over painted cabinets requires good prep work.
Cabinets with knots in the wood such as knotty pine. Painting over a dark finish with a light color is tougher and could require three coats.