How to Paint Cabinets

Get tips and tricks on how to paint cabinets in your home.

-It's easy to refresh outdated cabinets with paint. First, gather your materials. You'll need deglosser, work gloves, high-density foam rollers, a paint brush, oil-based bonding primer, 220 grit sandpaper, soft rugs, and paint. Start by removing the doors, hinges and hardware from the cabinets. Prep is key so wipe all of the cabinets with the deglosser to remove surface oils, grime and the existing glossy finish closely following package directions. If you have high gloss cabinets, you may need to lightly sand them with a 220-grit sandpaper, paying special attention to any trimmed details. Wipe he dust away with a soft barely damped cloth. Next, apply a quality stain blocking oil-based bonding primer using a high density foam roller or a paint brush. Let dry according to product directions and then lightly sand away any brushstrokes. Next, brush, roll, or spray the cabinet surface with a light coat of paint. Let the first coat dry completely before applying a second coat for even courage. Don't over brush. Most quality paint levels as it dries. Allow painted cabinet, frames, and doors to completely cure before reinstalling hinges and hardware. With a few supplies and a couple gallons of paint, you can dramatically transform your cabinets from drab to fab.