As long as the frames and doors of your kitchen cabinet are structurally okay, you can clean them up and paint them for getting a bright look of the same. All you need to paint the doors of your kitchen cabinet include some strong cleaner, a paintbrush, sandpaper and a little elbow grease.
Painting the kitchen cabinet doors is a simple task like any other painting at your household. Following the steps described below, you can ensure a perfect painting.
Preparation for the work.
Perfect painting of kitchen cabinet doors requires your mastery over preparation work. Ensure covering the countertop beside the cabinets with appropriate rosin paper and tape and the backsplash with plastic. Remove the pulls and knobs and unscrew door hinges. Using the sponge with the appropriate cleanser, wipe down the cabinet doors and cabinet frames – the portions you have the plan to paint.
Cleaning and smoothing.
Cleaning is the vital step in the process of painting. Grime layers due to years of greasy fingerprints and cooking splash inhibit on the paint of the cabinet doors. Remove those entire gunk with a degreaser or appropriate other means. After that, you need to rough up the doors surface with some 100-grit sandpaper. Sand with grain, and apply sufficient pressure to drive the paper into the crevices, dents or nicks without rounding on the edges. You can use a putty knife to fill any dings wood putty.
Prime the doors.
Lay the cabinet doors face down. Then apply a coat of primer using a paintbrush. First, brush against the grain and, afterwards with it. Now, allow the primer dry to the touch-up. Having the doors dried to the touch, keep them flat to the paint levels off. Then, suspend them from the hooks in order to cure fully.
Sand the prime coat.
Let the primer dry for quite some hours. This time use a random-orbit sander and also, 220-grit sandpaper for smoothing the brushstrokes of the primer on the door panels of the cabinet.
Brush on the Finished Color.
Use new paintbrush with chisel-tip for applying the finish color. Start with the back of the cabinet doors, brush on the paint and go with the grain. You have to apply thin coating here to avoid dripping and uneven coverage. While the doors are drying, keep them completely flat to facilitate the paint to level off. When the doors are dry to the touch, flip the doors over and coat the face. Allow them to stay flat until they are dry to the touch. Afterwards, hang them to dry for more 2 hours prior to applying the second coat.
Spray on the paint.
To ensure a superior finishing on the cabinet doors, you can apply one coat by an airless paint sprayer. First, spray at the edges; then go on the surface of the door. Overlapping of each pass by about 50 percent should be ensured. Then, keep the cabinet doors flat and level till they are dry. Hang doors to dry completely
Install back the Doors.
When the cabinets are completely cured, attach the hinges to the doors and fit them by turning the screws. Screw in the knobs and pulls.