DIY Kitchen Cabinets

We always suggest that you hire an expert to do the job for you for numerous reasons including experience and insurance of an excellent job! But for people who want to know how to paint kitchen cabinets with no professional sprayer, this is the way you can get professional looking results for under $200.
I have been getting a ton of questions via lately about among our Facebook postings in which I painted our kitchen walls and cabinets. Most people are curious and want to know how to paint kitchen cabinets, and how much it cost to receive our cabinets looking like new.
Our house is quite old and so are our cabinets. It did not bother us at first but finally we got sick of looking at that ugly veneer seem so we decided it was time for a makeover.
It’s not very hard to paint over Dead Animal in AC Vent veneer it just needs the right prep work. If you hire a professional I would suggest attempting to do as much as you can yourself such as taking off the doors and hardware and possibly sanding them gently with a 220 grit sanding block. Just a light scuff will do (imagine you are cleaning a window). That will save you a couple of dollars. But if you decide to do it on your own here are some hints on how to paint kitchen cabinets and get amazing and enduring results.
Planning When Painting Kitchen Cabinets
After you remove your doors (or simply masking your hinges) lightly sand/scuff the surfaces which are being painted with a 220 grit sanding block. Use a type of degreasers such as Windex or Zep Citrus Degreaser.
Next, you’ve got 2 options.You can use a 220 grit sandpaper and lightly scuff your surfaces or use Krud Kutter-Gloss Away which you may wipe on using a rag and let it sit for 10 minutes. Your surfaces will be deglossed without having to sand them.
Your next step is to prime the surfaces with the right primer. I used one coat of “INSL-X Stix” that is a urethane acrylic You can find it online or at your local Benjamin Moore Supplier. Check your local Hardware store.
With a good quality paint can allow you to get the best finish possible. I propose using Benjamin Moore Advance Alkyd. It is quite easy to work with and dries into a hard and durable finish.
Using a 2-inch Nylon paintbrush start cutting around the hardware (if you didn’t get rid of the doors) and any areas your Whizz™ roller won’t reach. Then use your Whizz™ roller to apply your ALKYD enamel. Try to paint in exactly the exact same way as your grain (if your cupboard has a fake wood layout). You can hang your doors now but keep in mind that although the enamel will dry overnight, it still requires 30 days to fully cure so be careful and try to avoid scrubbing them before those 30 days.

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