Transform your home
LOOKING to update your kitchen without spending a fortune? Painting your kitchen cabinets is a simple and inexpensive DIY project that’ll leave the space feeling as good as new. Materials you will need: Goggles, rubber gloves, plastic sheeting, painter’s tape, sandpaper, primer and paint.
Step 1 – Pick your paint
Always use a semi-gloss paint, anything flatter will make cleaning difficult and anything higher such as a high gloss as it will highlight each and every brush stroke you do.
Step 2 – Clean and cover
Preparation is key. Clean out your kitchen cabinets, tape plastic sheeting to counter tops and floors to help protect finishes and avoid unsightly stains. Clean all surfaces with a degreasing product and remove any handles or knobs from cupboards or draws.
Step 3 – Sand and prime
Once your cupboards are clean, give them a light sand with 220 or 400 grit sandpaper, depending on the finish of your cabinets. After sanding, remove your cupboards, lay them flat and start brushing on the primer. Once the primer is dry, give the cupboards a light sanding to smooth out
Step 4 – Time to paint
Apply a thin coat and let your kitchen cabinets dry flat to avoid drip marks. Once they’re dry to the touch, turn them over and paint the other side. Wait a few hours before applying a second coat.
Step 5 – Consider changing the hardware
For a new look, consider changing the pulls and knobs on your cabinets.
NEW LOOK: Paint your kitchen cabinets for a completely new look. Photo: Contributed.