Kitchen Design – 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. Instead of sanding, you’ll be seeking the aid of an effective 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.
Don’t forget to correctly label the doors and hardware before you begin removing them; label the parts with some painter’s tape. The doors and hinges can then be removed with the aid of a screwdriver or power drill. Remove all the shelving and make sure to wipe the entire inner parts of the kitchen cabinet.
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. As you’re painting the front side of the kitchen cabinet, don’t forget to use rollers for the flat surfaces. Before adding another coat of paint, with for the initial one to dry; add as much coats as deemed necessary. Next would be painting the hardware, spray paint the parts silver and leave them to dry. Rollers are the ideal tools for painting the walls of the kitchen cabinet unit; go over the outer edges, shelving and the very center where the doors meet when closed. Once every is dried, rehang the kitchen cabinets with the help of a screwdriver; attach the knobs and hinges on the dry cabinet doors before you rehang them. After carefully putting everything back to place, you not only have a stylish cabinet but overall a fancier looking 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.