Ideas For Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your kitchen might not be as easy as you’d imagine, instead with all the cabinets and appliances in your kitchen it’s more prone to renovating faults than any other room of your house. However, you can make the task easier by knowing how to work around your kitchen cabinets with simple tips to avoid any mistakes.

For this reason, we’ve put together all the things you should keep in mind when you’re kitchen painting so that your guests wouldn’t be able to resist admiring it.


Cleaning Your Cabinets:

If your cabinets aren’t degreased properly, the primer won’t be able to stick to the cabinets. Hence grab a degreaser and use a kitchen cloth or a scrub sponge to degrease every spot of your cabinet. And make sure you get the frames and open sides of the cabinets and specifically of those above the cooktops and hoods. If you do feel that your cabinets are unrecoverable, opt for custom kitchen cabinets instead.


Thoroughly sanding your cabinets guarantees a glossier finish as well as prolongs the durability of the paint job. The purpose of this step is to sand the cabinet till you can’t see a speck of stain or the pre-existing gloss coating making it an essential step in kitchen painting.


Many people would rather miss this step and ignore it to save up some money. However, if you’re tempted to do this, don’t! Your paint job might look spectacular for a few days but a few months in, the wood of your cabinet would start peaking if you miss priming the cabinets. Don’t forget the corners of the panels and frame for this step.

Choosing the Right Paint:

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is choosing the wrong color or paint. Even if you redo it, it won’t have the same finishing. Hence, it is essential to get the right color and paint in the first try. Go for sampling before you choose the color and don’t push back on investing in a good paint if you want your kitchen painting to last.

Spray Painting:

While you might think spray painting isn’t all that ‘professional’, it actually gives a more finessed finish. If you’re taking up the painting job yourself, your cabinets are prone to the paint brushes leaving streaks behind. A spray paint covers up these marks and also keep dust specks off your cabinet.

Patience is the Key:

The temptation to quickly flip the cabinets back in place or reinstall them might take over you. But never give in to it because all you’ll be doing is ruining your paint. Especially for the first few weeks, even if you might think your paint is dry enough, it’s not. Avoid any activity that might chip off the paint and patiently wait for the first month to let the cabinets dry properly.

Get New Cabinets:

Many times, your existing cabinets may have exceeded their time period or maybe you just want a changed set of new cabinets for your furnished kitchen. For this purpose, getting brand new cabinets may be the way to go. With advancements in the field, you can even go for custom kitchen cabinets to decide the exact style, color, material etc. to make sure you don’t regret forcefully settling on one afterwards.


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