9 Steps To Painting Your Hamptons’ Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are like seat coverings inside cars. Both take up most of the area and determine a lot about the overall look of the interior. So when you decide to refresh or change the look it can be a big job.

No matter what look you decide on, you deserve to have kitchen cabinets to be proud of. Here’s a quick overview on how you can spray or brush paint your kitchen cabinets:

  1. Determine the current state of your cabinets
  2. Empty them and remove the doors
  3. Clean surface
  4. Repair any damages
  5. Cover surfaces you aren’t painting
  6. Lightly sand
  7. Prime
  8. “Lay off” the primer
  9. Paint

 

Let’s go over the tools and materials then dive into the process of painting your kitchen cabinets.

Tools

  • Dust mask
  • Gloves
  • Paintbrush or sprayer
  • Mini-roller
  • Sponge
  • Rolling tray
  • Sandpaper
  • Screwdriver/drill
  • Plastic peeler
  • Putty knife
  • Mount for doors if you remove them

Materials

  • Paint of your choice
  • Primer
  • Wood filler
  • Painter’s tape
  • TSP (trisodium phosphate)
  • Paint stripper (if necessary)

The 9 Steps To Painting Kitchen Cabinets

  1. What are your current cabinets like?
    • are they already painted? With what?
    • if the paint is in good condition you can easily paint over it
    • if not, use a paint stripper, brush, and plastic peeler to remove it
  2. Take off the cabinet doors
    • label the parts and place hardware in labeled plastic bags for easier installation
  3. Clean all surfaces with TSP
  4. Repair any damage with wood filler and a putty knife
  5. Cover any surfaces you don’t want any paint to get on
  6. Lightly sand surfaces with medium-grit sandpaper for prep purposes
    • clean everything afterward or dust may come through the paint
  7. Prime cabinets starting inside and moving outward
    • use the brush for smaller surfaces
    • use a mini roller for larger areas
    • start in the back and any detail areas
    • for drawers just paint the front, the sides & back may get sticky otherwise
  8. “Lay off” the primer
    • use a dry roller to lightly smooth the primer out and remove any buildup
  9. Paint your kitchen cabinets
    • same process as with priming

Painting With Brush And Roller

  1. Use even strokes with the brush and finish back into the wet paint. Feather out the edges
  2. Follow the  same instructions as for when applying the primer
  3. Lay off after painting the surface
  4. Apply a second coat of paint

Painting With Sprayer

  • Use even strokes with the brush and finish back into the wet paint. Feather out the edges
  • Follow the  same instructions as for when applying the primer
  • Lay off after painting the surface
  • Apply a second coat of paint

Transform Your Kitchen With A Paint Job

You can feel proud to spend time in the most popular room in your home again. The kitchen cabinets are shiny and new looking (and maybe have a new look too). What’s next on your list?

Check out our kitchen remodeling guide for ideas >>