How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets, they look pretty fresh, neat and clean, giving your kitchen a whole new look. However, opening the doors can reveal another story. If the inside of your kitchen cabinet is grubby, a new layer of paint can be just what they need to complete the entire look of your kitchen, even behind closed doors.
Empty your cabinets and use painting tape to tape Paint Kitchen Cabinets paper or plastic on adjacent countertops, backsplashes, appliances and floors to protect the things that you cannot move out of the room and are near or under your cabinets. Remove cabinet doors with a screwdriver, if desired. This will make painting the inside much easier. Also, remove the shelves to paint them separately, if possible.
Clean the inside of your Kitchen Cabinets. If they are dirty, use a grease sink cooker. Don’t use ammonia, which can turn yellow. Use a scraper to remove tile color, if applicable. Next, use 220-grit (fine) sandpaper to lightly sand the inside to prepare the surface for color. Rinse the cabinets well with a wet cloth, often sweating in clean water. Don’t apply primer until the cabinets are completely dry. Prime the middle areas of your cabinet sides and shelves with a 2- to 3-inch cup roll. Apply primer to cabinet edges and with a medium-sized nylon-polyester brush. Use oil-based primer, but note that primers (and colors) so slowly drying do not work well on open grained woods such as oak, hickory, ash or mahogany, as they suck too far into the grain.