Kluje guide, how to paint kitchen doors.

Painting the cabinet doors in your kitchen is one of the cheapest ways to remodel your kitchen. Whether you do the work yourself or hire a professional to handle the job, the transformation can be as dramatic as it is affordable. Throw in some new cabinet hardware and you might fool even yourself into thinking you’ve spent thousands of dollars on a whole new kitchen. For the quickest results, paint only those surfaces that are visible when the doors and drawers are closed. Here is a step by step guide on how to paint the doors. 

Things you will need:
  • Screw driver
  • Degreaser cleaner
  • Sand paper
  • Spray gun or paint brush, roller
  • Lint free cloth
Here's How:
  1. A latex paint is recommended to get the best results, choose a 100 percent acrylic latex paint in a semi gloss sheen. Latex paint dries fast and can be cleaned up with water, and the semi gloss surface will clean up better once the paint dries.
  2. Remove the doors from the cabinets and the drawers or drawer fronts. Remove all hinges, knobs, pulls and handles.
  3. Thoroughly clean the surfaces with a degreaser  cleaner, which can be found in paint section of home stores. Follow directions on the label. Surfaces that have been near the range should be cleaned especially well. Old grease and new paint will not mix well and you will have problems. Be sure to rinse and dry all surfaces before you begin painting.
  4. Using a putty knife top  fill all holes and dents in the wood with paintable wood filler. Fill screw and handle holes if you plan to replace the hardware.
  5. It is important to sand the surface smooth, but just as importantly it creates a surface that makes paint adhere better. Use 100 or 120 grit sandpaper to lightly sand all surfaces that will be painted. Vacuum the dust, then wipe it with a lint free cloth.
  6. For the best finish it is advisable to spray paint instead of painting with a brush or roller.
  7. Set doors and drawer fronts on small pieces of wood. Apply primer to one side, and then flip the painted pieces over after they have dried and prime again. Once the primer has thoroughly dried, sand with 180 or 220 grit sandpaper. Vacuum and wipe clean with a lint free cloth.
  8. Apply one coat of paint. When dry, sand lightly with 280 grit sandpaper, vacuum, wipe with a lint fee cloth and apply a second coat.
  9. For added toughness and glossiness, apply a coat of high-gloss clear varnish or polyurethane.
  10. Reinstall the painted doors and drawers with new hardware.
  • For the best result paint more than 1 coat of paint.
  • Sand the surface between coats.
  • Try to paint in a dust free area.
  • Always read the instructions on the paint and cleaning products.

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