It’s Time To Paint Those Cabinets



When it’s time to get to painting, be sure to empty out all of your cabinets. Also, be sure to tape off the walls and surrounding cabinetry so that you don’t get any paint where it is unwanted.


Once you have removed all of the cabinets you plan on painting, also remove all their handles and hinges.


Clean all of the detached cabinets and hardware with degreaser solution, and then soap and water. Let dry.


Once all of the cabinetry is disassembled and clean, it’s time to prime them. If the cabinets have been previously stained, use a stain-block primer. The need for this is rare. Usually, an oil-based primer will do the job. Brush on the stain-block or oil-based primer from top to bottom and work your way across the grain.


Sanding is the next step once the primer is set and dry. Sand any imperfections down so that all of the wood is smooth.


If you’re using the same paint color that was on the cabinets before, about only two coats will be needed. If painting a different color, three coats will be necessary. For best results, lightly sand the cabinets between coats and start each new coat with a fresh brush.


Once everything is dry, reassemble the cabinets with their hinges and handles. Remove any tape and hang them back up.


Now that you’ve prepped your cabinets by emptying them out and applying tape, removed their handles and hinges, cleaned them, primed and sanded them, painted a few coats, and reassembled to hang back up, you should be proud of the time and money you’ve probably saved by doing it yourself. However, a shopping list of roller sleeves, paint, primer, and degreaser will be needed to get the job done. Also, a screw gun, paintbrushes and trays, and some rags may be necessary.

If instead you’d like the professionals to come out and handle all of these steps as well as provide all of the equipment, start by requesting a quote from us today!







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