How To Paint Kitchen Cupboards
A kitchen is the heart of a home and a fresh coat of paint on the cupboards can breathe new life into your space, transforming it from drab to fab without breaking the bank.
This guide will walk you through the process of painting your kitchen cupboards, whether you're a DIY novice or a seasoned pro. We'll cover everything from the tools you'll need to the techniques that will ensure a flawless finish.
Essential Tools & Equipment
Step 1: Remove Your Cupboards
Step 2: Clean Your Cupboards
Use sugar soap diluted in water to clean your cupboards thoroughly.
This is essential, as kitchen cupboards are often exposed to grease and grime – no matter how often you wipe them down.
Use a sponge to scrub every inch of the surface you plan to paint.
Step 3: Sanding The Surface
After cleaning, lightly sand the surface of your cupboards using fine sandpaper or power sander. This helps the paint adhere better to the surface.
- Wipe off any dust with a damp cloth.
Step 6: Apply The Second Coat Of Paint
- After allowing the first coat to dry for a few hours – or however long the paint manufacturer recommends – apply the second coat.
- If you used a sprayer for the first coat, consider using a brush for the second coat or vice versa. This ensures an even and thorough coverage.
Step 7: Put The Hardware Back
- Using a screwdriver, attach the kitchen cupboard doors back onto the hinges.
- Secure the handles, or replace with new cabinet handles if you want a complete makeover.