Painting is a great idea to give your old kitchen
cabinet a new fresh look. Read about how to paint the kitchen cabinet.
How to Paint Your Old Kitchen Cabinet
Sometimes, you may want to give a fresh new look to
your kitchen, without changing the Decor. There are many options
to renovate the kitchen. You may change the floor of the kitchen, change
the kitchen cabinetry, refinish the countertops, change the cabinet
accessories or paint the walls or cabinet. Painting can serve the
purpose, because it is the low-cost alternative to an expensive
remodeling project. In fact, it is the easiest, inexpensive and the
fastest method to update and spice up your old, dull looking kitchen.
Being a mainstay in kitchen, cabinets can create a lasting impression on
your visitors. Hence, paint your old cabinets to improve the look of the
entire kitchen. Learn how to paint old kitchen cabinets, with the
instructions given in the following lines.
How To Paint Old Kitchen Cabinet
- Paint Brush
- Drop Cloth
- Scrubbing pad/Sponge
- Liquid Cleaner
- Dry Cloth
- First, take out everything stored inside the cabinet. When the
cabinet is empty, remove the doors and the hardware (knobs), by
removing the screws.
- The next step is to clean the cabinet. Make use of a solution of
warm water mixed with a liquid cleaner, to remove the dirt and oil
deposits in the interiors of the cabinet. You may wipe the cabinet
with a non-abrasive scrubbing pad or a sponge, dampened with the
cleaning solution. You may clean the exteriors of the cabinet, using
a clean cloth dipped in water.
- After washing the cabinet, leave it for few minutes, so that it
can dry completely.
- Now, check for areas that are not smooth. This could be at the
cabinet base and on the doors. Sand the areas with a sandpaper and
then wipe away any dust from the surface, using a dry cloth.
- You need to apply a primer, before painting the cabinet. After
you are done with applying the primer, leave the cabinet for an
hour, so that it is dry completely.
- It is the time to paint the cabinet. You may choose high-gloss or
a semi-gloss paint, for the cabinets. Make use of a quality brush
for applying the paint.
- You may apply two to three coats of paint. Leave a gap of four
hours between each coat.
- After painting the interiors of the cabinet, move on to the doors
and then paint the base.
- After the final coat of the paint is also dry, replace the
hardware and doors.
- While sanding the surface of the cabinet, do not scrub too
harshly with the sandpaper.
- A single coat of primer is enough. While applying the coat, make
sure that the brush is stroked evenly.
- You may cover the floor with drop cloths, when you are painting
- Smear the cabinet with a washable paint, so that you can
water-wash its interiors.
- Be sure to leave the cabinet to dry, after each coat of the