Tips on Painting Cabinet Doors without Sanding
Renovating an entire kitchen, or any room for that matter, sounds as tiring as it is so for your renovation you may want to consider kitchen repainting instead. 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. Add the grease-cutting cleaner of your choice in wiping down the entire kitchen cabinet surface; be sure to get every spot. Onwers that choose to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding will be opting for a 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. The doors and hinges can then be removed with the aid of a screwdriver or power drill. Remove all the shelving and make sure to wipe the entire inner parts of the kitchen cabinet.
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. Wait for the doors to completely dry before adding a new coat of paint; add even more coats if needed. Painting the hardware would be next, grab the silver spray paint and leave the hardware to dry completely. Rollers are the ideal tools for painting the walls of the kitchen cabinet unit; go over the outer edges, shelving and the very center where the doors meet when 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 shelves go in last 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. As you go from one color to the next, take into account your personal style and needs.