In kitchen cabinets, the fronts and handles of the doors and drawers usually deteriorate the fastest. If the bodies are still in good condition, consider renewing only the fronts.
Even though there are many DIY instructions available online on how to repaint kitchen cabinets, it’s best if you leave this job to a professional, who will take two to four days to finish. However, no matter who does your cabinet refacing, the process is relatively the same.
First, your cabinet doors are removed, as well as drawers and their fronts. Before any painting can be done all existing wood defects should be filled with wood putty, and old varnish and laminate must be completely cleared away. Before painting, all cabinet fronts must be degreased and any old paint has to be removed with sandpaper.
Time to paint! The best product is waterborne acrylic wood enamel or alkyd solvent enamel, which is more resistant. These paints will make your kitchen cabinet fronts’ surfaces smooth and uniform. Applying paint can be done with spray paint or paint rollers and brushes, which are good for coveringdents and various refractions. To achieve an aging effect, you can use chalk paint, which will make your cabinets look distressed and more antique.
What else can you do to make kitchen cabinets look better? First of all, it’s worth replacing the handles, especially if you’ve already taken the trouble of painting or refacing the fronts.