Steps to Painting Cabinets
1. Remove Doors and Drawers
As any professional painter knows; it is essential to dismantle the drawers and doors of the cabinet before you start the painting process. Gently remove the knobs, pulls, latches, and other hardware from. Keep the screw and hardware safe. Besides, number the drawers and doors to avoid mix-up.
2. Clean the Cabinets
It would help if you cleaned the cabinet thoroughly. Get rid of grease, dirt, and stains on your cabinet. Use a mild soap with a sponge to clean the cabinet, and wipe with a clean cloth.
3. Caulk Holes and Cracks
Suppose there are cracks and holes in your cabinet. Caulk or fill the holes with wood filler and clean the excess—spread hardener over the cracks and holes.
4. Sand the Surface
The next step is to sand the surface of the cabinet that you filled. However, let the following dry before you begin to sand the cabinet's surface. If there are no cracks or damage to the cabinet's surface, sanding is not required, except the existing painting has started to flake off. Ensure to vacuum the dust from all nooks and crannies of the cabinet.
5. Paint the Cabinet and the Components
Apply primer to the cabinet and the drawers and doors you removed. Painters use a primer-sealer. After the primer has dried, apply semi-gloss latex paint of the color tongue cabinet and the removed parts. Use thin coats and leave at least four hours between each coat.
6. Replace Hardware, Drawers, and Doors
After the paint has dried, replace the hardware like knobs, pull, and handles to the doors and drawers. Fix the doors and replace the drawers, and your cabinet is new again.