Don't Paint Kitchen Cabinets Until You Read This

We asked the experts, and here are 5 genius tips to make painting your kitchen cabinets easier so you can create a beautiful finished product every time.

1Q, 5A's

Q: What should I know before painting my kitchen cabinets? I don't know where to begin.

1. Use painting pyramids when painting the doors. These inexpensive -- yet ingenious -- tools prop up your doors so you can apply paint to one side and flip it over without waiting for the first to dry. Look for them in the paint department at the home improvement store. You'll love them! - Kate Riley, Blogger,

2. Don't be afraid to get creative with color. The kitchen island can have a different finish and color than the wall or base cabinets. - Jodi Marks, TV Host and Author

3. If you are painting anything with drawers, number and mark each one because the drawers in a lot of old pieces won't fit into another slot. - Eddie Ross, Better Homes & Gardens Editor and Producer

4. I strongly suggest using acrylic enamel paint. Acrylic, or water-base, paints are low-fume and clean up easily with just water.  - Kristen Grove, Blogger,

5. If your cabinets are already painted, prime them before sanding because the primer is more suitable for sanding. Then repaint. Also, make sure to fill in any holes or dings with Bondo, a product used for bodywork on cars. - Dave DeCarlo, Set Construction Manager, Meredith Corporation Photo Studio

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1 Comment

  1. Why not let the cabinet doors dry fully on each side instead of trying to flip over a door and balance it on the pyramids? These can and do leave tiny "holes" in your paint (yes, I have had this happen). It's better to take the added time and ensure your cabinets look the very best they can when you're done.

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