How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture

Get smooth coverage when painting wood cabinets or furniture with this step-by-step guide.

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Paint is a fabulous pick-me-up for old furniture or cabinets. In just a few steps, you can have a like-new piece in a color that fits right in with your decor. For a flawless finish with staying power, the key is the ing painting prep. Check out our painting video guides for steps by steps and check out our tips below too.

What You Need:

-- Liquid sandpaper

-- 1/4-inch nap paint roller

-- Primer

-- 220-grit sandpaper

-- Tack cloth

-- Paintbrush, roller, or sprayer

-- Paint (look for a self-leveling formula)

What To Do:

Step 1: Wipe cabinet surface with liquid sandpaper

Step 2: Using 1/4-inch nap roller or paintbrush, apply primer. Let dry.

Step 3: Sand with 220-grit sandpaper. Wipe with tack cloth.

Step 4: Brush, roll, or spray cabinet surface with paint. Let dry. Finish with a second coat for even coverage.

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