Updating old wooden kitchen cabinets
She suggests painting a big poster board with a tester can in the color you're considering (you can usually get a small one for just ).
"Hang it up next to your backsplash and your appliances and make sure that's really the color you want." If you're stuck on where to start, check out color paint trends for inspiration!
"If the cabinets have a visible open grain, the grooves are going to show through the paint," warns Don Fahrbach, president of professional painting company PNP Craftsmen in New York City.
"Even if it wasn't super obvious when the wood was just stained, it's going to be more evident once the paint dries." You can fill the grain with putty, but that can be time-intensive and challenging to get just right."This isn't a lazy Sunday project," says Sherry Petersik, who, along with her husband, chronicled kitchen painting projects on her popular blog Young House Love.
"To fix it, you'll have to sand it and repaint it all over again."If you don't prop up your cabinets prior to painting, you risk missing edges and corners.
Lay doors on painter’s pyramids so you can more easily maneuver a brush around the bottom edges.
And trust us, it's worth the effort – painting kitchen cabinets will absolutely transform your room.
Painted cabinets look lovely, but they aren't going to look totally smooth.
"This project is easy, but it's not the kind of job you're going to want to redo any time soon if you don't like the color," says Petersik.
That way, you can tackle this big job with confidence.
With our advice on how to paint kitchen cabinets you'll end up with an updated kitchen you can't wait to show off!
"Your cabinets and hardware will start to chip and show signs of wear within a month — or even immediately." Once the paint on the hinges starts to crack, all you can do is sand everything down and soak the hardware to remove the paint, so save yourself the aggravation.
Because what once was hung up will need to go back in the same place, it's worth using numbered labels to help you remember where everything goes.
This is a crucial first step: Take all the doors off, pull the drawers out and remove the hardware knobs and hinges.