Tips on Painting Cabinet Doors without Sanding
Just the thought of renovating an entire kitchen is tiring, so just try giving the kitchen cabinets a new look with the help of the right paint. For this DIY project, you’ll need a handful of tools and equipment including thumbtacks, liquid deglosser, grease-cutting cleaner, paint rollers, scrubbing sponger, painter’s tape, wash cloth, white cabinet enamel, screwdriver and paint brushes.
Repainting Your Kitchen Cabinets
Grab the scrubbing sponge and remove grime and dirt from the kitchen cabinet. For better cleaning, add a grease-cutting cleaner; ensure that the whole surface is cleaned. Onwers that choose to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding will be opting for a liquid deglosser. Going for the liquid deglosser saves a considerable amount of time, money and other resources; pour some on a washcloth and start wiping the kitchen cabinets in small circular motions.
For convenience, label all the hardware and doors before you remove them; label the parts with painter’s tape. The doors and hinges can then be removed with the aid of a screwdriver or power drill. Clean out the insides of the cabinet by removing the shelving before wiping it down.
Time to paint the kitchen cabinet’s backside by laying the doors face down and using the paint rollers to quickly apply a thin coating of white cabinet enamel. On all corners of the door, place a couple of thumbtacks before flipping the entire thing over; the thumbtacks will prop the kitchen cabinet door so the backside won’t stick on the surface, allowing you to paint the front while the backside dries.
Small paintbrushes are great for painting the moldings, especially the more detailed areas. Once you get to the front of the kitchen cabinet, switch to rollers for the flat surfaces. If you decide to add another coat of paint, wait for the first one to dry off completely; add as many coats of paint as you see fit. Painting the hardware would be next, grab the silver spray paint and leave the hardware to dry completely. Switch to a roller when painting the unit’s walls; completely coat the inside of the kitchen cabinet unit as well as the shelving, outer edges and the center where the cabinet doors meet whenever they’re closed. Finally, rehang everything with the help of your handy screwdriver; reattach the knobs and hinges on the kitchen cabinet doors before hanging the entire unit. The last to go in are the shelves and then you’ll have a better looking cabinet and kitchen.
Updating your kitchen’s look doesn’t have to involve all out renovation, simply painting the kitchen cabinets would greatly improve the kitchen’s entire appearance; not only that, but it’s way easier and cost-effective. The color should fit your specific needs, tastes and personal style.