5 Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

“If you have old worn cabinets then painting it will not give it the super glossy uniform surface that you may expect. Many old cabinets have a very visible open grain which can be filled with putty. But that only makes the task more labour and time intensive. It may not be a weekend affair that you expect.”
Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job, but it’s the single most transformative thing you can do to an aging kitchen to bring it up to date. The process seems deceptively simple — you just need paint and a brush, right? Yeah, not exactly. It’s a multi-step process, during which each step requires the same amount of care, and if you rush through one, you may be shooting yourself in the foot for the next.

1. Not starting with a diagram.

You’ve got your supplies ready and the drop cloth down — time to break out the screwdriver and get started, right? While it’s great that you plan on removing the doors and cabinet faces (too many people try to paint cabinets while they’re still fully assembled — another mistake!), you need to take a step back for a second.

 

Read more: https://www.thekitchn.com/5-things-you-should-never-do-when-painting-kitchen-cabinets-248259