One of our top questions we receive on an almost daily basis is… How do I paint my kitchen cabinets? There are a ton of ways to paint cabinetry, as well as a ton of products. We have recently found lots of success using this method here! Come check out how we gave our sister’s cabinets a whole new life with a few cans of paint! You can see the whole video HERE or by clicking below!
This really is such a simple process. The first thing we did was remove all of the cabinet doors.
Next, we used a degreaser over the surface of all doors and faces and frames. This is the degreaser we used HERE!
HERE is a link to the paint we used. The color we chose to use for our sister’s cabinets is called Platinum Ring.
We started with our doors first. NOTE – Make sure to label doors as you remove them. This will keep you from getting them mixed up after you finish up. We painted the outside of each door first. Be sure to watch the video to see our little tip that makes a huge difference when applying the paint!
Then, we worked our way in and painted the insides. Make sure to let the first coat dry before going to the second. This stuff dries quick!
Once all of our doors were dry, we started working on the cabinets themselves. You can remove drawers entirely and set them on their ends to paint, but we just pulled each one a few inches out and painted them in place. We were in a hurry 😉
We taped off the floors and countertops first, and then started applying the paint using the same trick where we dip the brush in a tiny bit of water before applying.
Once everything was dry, we applied the next coats. The second coat is basically a repeat of the first one, and the third coat covers any brush strokes or imperfections you may see. It’s a much faster coat.
We let everything dry at that point and then gave it all a coat of Polycrylic. You can see the one we used HERE! THIS IS A MUST! You need to put a finish on chalk paint because it is water soluble, and water happens in a kitchen. Your paint will start removing over time without a good top coat.
So, now let’s take a walk down memory lane! This is always the fun part!
Builder-grade BLAH before…
It seriously is crazy how much change you can create in your space with just the paint alone! Here are links to everything else you see!