Kitchen Design – Painting Cabinet Doors without Sanding
Instead of going through the entire notion of renovating the entire kitchen, we suggest opting for a fresh coat of paint for the kitchen cabinets. Before everything, the materials that you’ll need for the task include wash cloths, paint brushes, paint rollers, grease-cutting cleaners, painter’s tape, scrubbing sponge, thumbtacks, silver spray paint, liquid deglosser and white cabinet enamel.
What to Do
With the aid of a scrubbing sponge, remove the built up grime and dirt. For better cleaning, add a grease-cutting cleaner; ensure that the whole surface is cleaned. Instead of sanding, you’ll be seeking the aid of an effective liquid deglosser. Going for the liquid deglosser saves a considerable amount of time, money and other resources; pour some on a washcloth and start wiping the kitchen cabinets in small circular motions.
Keep in mind to label every door and hardware before removing them; you can use painter’s tape for labeling. Grab your screwdriver or power drill and start removing all hinges. To thoroughly clean the kitchen cabinet’s insides, first take away the shelving then you can wipe it all down.
Time to paint the kitchen cabinet’s backside by laying the doors face down and using the paint rollers to quickly apply a thin coating of white cabinet enamel. Push a couple of thumbtacks on every door corner, flip them over once placed; the thumbtacks prevent the door from sticking to the ground so the backside dries while you’re busy painting the front.
Small paintbrushes are great for painting the moldings, especially the more detailed areas. Once you get to the front of the kitchen cabinet, switch to rollers for the flat surfaces. Before adding another coat of paint, with for the initial one to dry; add as much coats as deemed necessary. Next would be to spray paint the hinges with silver and leaving them out to dry. Switch to a roller when painting the unit’s walls; completely coat the inside of the kitchen cabinet unit as well as the shelving, outer edges and the center where the cabinet doors meet whenever they’re closed. Finally, rehang everything with the help of your handy screwdriver; reattach the knobs and hinges on the kitchen cabinet doors before hanging the entire unit. The last to go in are the shelves and then you’ll have a better looking cabinet and kitchen.
Updating your kitchen’s look doesn’t have to involve all out renovation, simply painting the kitchen cabinets would greatly improve the kitchen’s entire appearance; not only that, but it’s way easier and cost-effective. The color should fit your specific needs, tastes and personal style.