How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture

The go-to guide to get smooth coverage when painting wood cabinets or furniture.

What You Need:

Apply primer

-- 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:

Sand surfacePaint surface

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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