Hello everyone, its Cindy from Reinvented Delaware! Cabinet Painting in four easy steps is doable! That’s how you can accomplish the task of painting your kitchen cabinets in just a couple of hours each day! Let’s get started!
- Pristine Clean
- Silk Mineral Paint in Salt Water
- Micro-Fiber cloths
- Protective Gloves
- Spray Bottle
- Continuous Fine Mister Bottle
- 2″ Mini Angle Paintbrush
- Scrubby Soap Brush Cleaner
- Synthetic Based Primer
- Sanding Sponges
First, thoroughly clean your cabinets before painting. Dixie Belle offers a dry TSP cleaner that cuts grease and grime from wood and painted surfaces, Pristine Clean. Remove the door handles and drawer pulls as you start cleaning. Cleaning is simple, spray Pristine cleaner onto the cabinet and wipe it down with a damp microfiber cloth. Do not forget to go back over the cabinets with water to remove any residue.
Secondly, use your sanding sponge and go over the surfaces back and forth with the grain a couple of times, you will have to change out the sanding sponge periodically. Again, wipe down all the cabinets with a clean microfiber cloth and water to remove any dust.
Next, depending on the color of your cabinets and the color you will be painting the cabinets, you may or may not need to use a designated primer. If your cabinets are originally similar or lighter to the color you want to switch to then you may not need a primer. If your cabinets are originally a darker color than the color you want to switch to, then you would need a primer.
Lastly, paint the cabinets in this order: insets, the area between insets, top and bottom, and last the two sides. Use the fine mist spray bottle filled with water on the brush or on the surface to help the paint glide on.
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