Kitchen cabinet painting is an excellent way to increase your home’s value. Save your money, and don’t rip out your cabinets. Instead, paint them! Lowe’s Home Improvement has your guide to painting kitchen cabinets in three simple steps, prep, prime, and paint. If you follow these steps, you’re sure to have beautiful cabinets.
For prepping, you’ll want to remove everything from the cabinets, then take apart the doors, drawers, and handles. You can put the screws and smaller hardware in baggies to keep everything organized. Then, wipe everything down using water and a general-purpose cleaner.
Before priming, place a cover on the surface and tape around the cabinets to protect everything from getting paint on it. Then, sand everything down using medium to fine-grit sandpaper.
Ready to prime? If you have laminate cabinets, using a bonding prime ensures the paint sticks to it. Get everything covered with the primer, but don’t worry about making it perfect since the paint is going over it.
When choosing your paint, it’s best to use acrylic latex based since it’s more durable and easier to clean. Make sure the paint dries and hardens before putting the cabinets back together. To avoid tarnishing your finish, use a manual screwdriver.