What is the Best Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?

Painting kitchen cabinets is a fast and inexpensive way to make your kitchen look more modern and beautiful. Luckily, painting your kitchen cabinets does not have to be difficult. In fact, there are several ways to paint your kitchen cabinets that you may even find easy. Here is the best way to paint your kitchen cabinets.

Step 1. Choose Your Paint


In order to choose your paint, you should go to a hardware or paint supplies store and look at many different colors of paint until you decide on the one that is right for your kitchen.


Step 3. Strip the Existing Paint


You can skip this step if the existing paint on your cabinets is in good condition. However, if it isn’t, then you will need to strip it. You will need stripping products and a plastic stripping scraper in order to get off the paint.


Step 4. Protect Surfaces


Cover the areas that you do not want to paint with painter’s tape. This will protect them from accidentally being covered with paint, which could be a real pain to deal with later.


Step 5. Sand the Surfaces you Want to Paint


Sanding the surfaces will create a nice smooth surface which the paint will grip well to. If you want to make your cabinets look as beautiful as possible, then try to make the surface as even as possible.


Step 6. Apply the Paint 


You will most likely have to apply two coats, depending on the instructions from the paint can or from the recommendations that you get from the employees at the hardware store. You need to let the first coat dry thoroughly before you apply the finish coat. You should use paint brushes for the finer areas and rollers for the larger surfaces.


A Better Option:


Even though painting your kitchen cabinets is a decent short-term fix to make them look newer, a better option is to simply buy brand new cabinets. Most of our clients are wanting their cabinets to function better with soft close hardware on the doors and drawers, have more efficient storage as well as look great. Brand new cabinets will not have the wear and tear that your older ones have. Also, if you are going to hire someone to paint your old cabinets, you’ll be paying about 50 percent of the cost of buying new ones anyway. You may feel like you have spent time and money to get a result that is not really what you wanted and have not added much value to your home.


It is often a much better option to simply buy brand new cabinets. If you have any questions about buying new cabinets, feel free to get in touch today!