How To Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets Doors

Over the years, your kitchen cabinets are bound to take a beating. The kitchen cabinet doors are constantly opened, closed and (more often than not) slammed. This can cause the door hinges and hardware to become loose and they may even break overtime. At the same time, the finish on the doors can deteriorate. This is usually due to the fact that people in kitchens often have food on their hands when they're touching the cabinet. These are just some of the reasons why the kitchen, especially the cabinets, need to be remodeled more often than other rooms in your house. This article explains how to restore your kitchen cabinets by removing the doors and repainting.

Removing the Doors and Painting the Cabinet Box

First, you want to remove the doors from the cabinet and paint them in a separate location. Set up a table outside, or in the garage, where you can easily lay them out and paint them with nothing in the way. Removing the doors also allows you to access the cabinet box with ease. Painting the cabinet box is actually the easiest part of the job once the doors are removed. This is because the cabinet box consists of straight lines and square edges. So, the painting is very straightforward. You can quickly roll the cabinet face frame and side walls of the cabinet box with a low-nap roller.

Painting the Doors

Painting the doors is a lot trickier because they have decorative designs. First, remove all of the hardware and hinges. Don't try to leave them attached to the door and paint around them. Most experts will tell you that you should always paint your doors with a spray gun. However, it might not be practical to rent or buy a spray gun just for this project. If you use standard paint brushes, there is a better chance that you will leave behind brushstrokes. If you are careful, and paint slowly, you can reduce the brushstrokes. You can also roll the flat parts and backside of the doors with a low-nap roller. A low-nap roller will leave behind a smoother paint finish.

Once the paint has dried, you can use steel wool to further smooth out any brushstrokes. A little steel wool will also add some shine to the finish. Just be careful not to rub too hard, or you could take off some of the new paint. To learn more, contact a company like Superior Cabinet Supply