Saturday, August 1, 2009

How to Prep and Paint Finished Wood Cabinets

One of my most frequently asked questions is on how to prep and paint cabinets.
Hiring a professional will cost you, so many homeowners are attempting to update their cabinets on their own. Though it is a tedious undertaking it CAN be done if you follow the proper steps.

Prepping is the most important part of any painting project, but it is even more important when painting your kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

Here is a great How to Video on How to Prep your Cabinets by Lowe's.

In the video, you will see that they listed several things that you will need in order to prep your cabinets properly.

The list is as follows:
  • Screwdrivers
  • Drill with Bits
  • TSP for cleaning
  • Course & Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Water bucket & Sponge
  • Dropcloths
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Dust Mask
  • Work Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ladder
  • Primer
  • 5 in 1 Tool
  • Paint Stir Sticks
  • Paint Brushes
  • Small Roller & Roller Skins
  • Painter's Tape
  • Paint Tray

Now that you know what it takes to get your wood cabinets ready for painting, here is another video on How to Paint Cabinets.

Keep in mind that these video instructions are not meant for laminate cabinets only for finished wood cabinets. Good luck everyone and Happy Painting!

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