Spray Painting Cabinets Doesn’t Have to be a Chore


So you’ve finally decided the job of spray painting cabinets in your kitchen can’t be put off any longer. but just the thought of it fills you with dread. You don’t consider yourself to be a handy person around the house and you don’t think you have the expertise to do the job right. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  With the right products and the right game plan to follow, your cabinets can make your kitchen stand out and make you proud that you did it yourself. But what is the right away to go about it?


Before you can begin spray painting cabinets be sure that the cabinet surfaces are clean. This means sponging them with a solution of heavy duty household cleaner and warm water, paying special attention to heavily soiled areas. Next, you should remove any knobs, handles, or hinges on the cabinets, and take out any drawers and remove knobs from them as well. You may need tools such as a power drill and screwdriver to complete the task, depending on the type of cabinets you have.


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You will then need to sand the cabinet doors and drawer faces lightly, but you only need to remove enough of the finish that when you start spray painting cabinets, the paint will adhere to the surface without any problem. Next apply a coat of primer to the cabinets and allow it to dry, while also adding a coat to the areas where the cabinets join the ceilings and walls, again allowing for the primer to dry completely. A roller is useful for covering the cabinet ends and fronts.


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Finally, it is now time to begin spray painting cabinets. As far as what type of paint to use, you should select one that resists lanolin since your hands will be touching the cabinet surfaces frequently. You should apply the paint in exactly the same fashion as you did the primer to both the cabinets and the drawers. If necessary, you can add water to the spray gun so the paint comes out more easily, which allows you to apply it evenly. When finished, you should allow the paint to dry for 24 hours and then replace all hinges, knobs, etc. The entire job will take you no longer than a day and a half to complete, so you can have beautiful kitchen cabinets in virtually no time.

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