The cabinet doors are one of the surfaces that are most predominate in the kitchen. When a visitor comes into the kitchen it is usually the first or second item they see. It also helps that the doors are typically at eye level. So when it comes to updating the kitchen one of the first things any homeowner should look at is the kitchen cupboards. Painting the cupboard doors is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to bring more life and color into a stale kitchen.
When it comes to painting a kitchen cupboard door the easiest way to accomplish this task is to completely remove it from the frame. This will allow us to work on the door in a well ventilated area, such as the garage, and to be able to easily work on the entire surface of the door. Any cabinet door pulls or handles will also need to be removed to make it easier to paint the surface without having to work around unessential parts.
The door is now ready to be cleaned. Over the years cabinet doors collect dirt and grime. It helps the paint to stick to the surface better if it is clean. After cleaning the doors the next step is to sand the door down. Sanding the door will help to get rid of any existing paint and surface scratches the door may have.
Before we start to paint the door we need to apply a primer to the doors surface. A primer will give a protective coat to the door and it will give the paint a smooth surface to adhere to. Once the primer is dry the paint can now be applied. The kitchen cupboard door should be completely covered in paint; this means every nook and cranny. Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat. When the paint dries this final time the cabinet door pulls, handles and hinges are ready to be put back on. Now the door is ready to go back on its frame.
Painting the cabinet doors is a great way to update the kitchen. We have outlined the basic steps to show how simple it can be. When we do it ourselves we can also save a lot of money. One of the great things about painting the cabinet doors is that they can be any color the homeowner wants. This helps to add character and uniqueness to any kitchen.