Get smooth coverage when painting wood cabinets or furniture with this step-by-step guide.
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.
-- Liquid sandpaper
-- 1/4-inch nap paint roller
-- 220-grit sandpaper
-- Tack cloth
-- Paintbrush, roller, or sprayer
-- Paint (look for a self-leveling formula)
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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