How To: Paint your kitchen cabinets

Paint your kitchen cabinets

Need a change? Brighten up your kitchen and give your cabinets a new look with a fresh coat of paint. In this tutorial, learn how to paint your kithcen cabinets a fast and efficient way.

You Will Need:
• A screwdriver
• Grease-cutting cleanser
• A sponge
• Wood putty
• A putty knife
• Sandpaper
• Masking tape
• Oil-based or acrylic latex paint
• A mini paint roller
• A full-sized paint roller
• A paintbrush
• An airless paint sprayer (optional) (optional)

Step 1: Remove drawers, doors, and hardware
Remove all of the drawers, cabinet doors, and hardware using a screwdriver.

Step 2: Clean surfaces with cleanser and sponge
Use grease-cutting cleanser and a sponge to gently, but thoroughly, clean the cabinets, drawers, and doors. Rinse the surfaces and let them dry.

Step 3: Fill in dents or divots with wood putty
Fill in any dents or divots in the doors and drawers using wood putty and a putty knife.

Step 4: Sand surfaces
Lightly scrub all of the surfaces with sandpaper.

Step 5: Mark surfaces that won't be painted
Use masking tape to cover all of the surfaces that you don't want painted.

Step 6: Paint cabinets
Paint the cabinets. Use a mini roller for tight spaces like the inside of the cabinet. Use a full-sized roller or a brush everywhere else.

Step 7: Let paint dry, then reattach
Allow the paint to dry completely. Reattach the hardware, and then remount the doors and drawers. Step back and admire your beautiful new kitchen cabinets.

Trivia: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest painting in the world is Swedish artist David Aberg's 86,000-square foot, 100-ton work Mother Earth.

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