Kitchen cabinet painting ideas

door painting tips and handy hints for cabinet refacing painting cabinet doors

It is not necessary to remove the door in order to paint most door casings. even kitchen cabinet doors can safely be left hanging while painting the cabinet styling first be sure that the walls are already finished and dry. note: if the door trim color will be the same as the walls then it's best to have painted the extreme outer most edge of the door casing with the wall paint. be sure to place a drop cloth along the floor below the door area.
clean off any grease with a rag and lacquer thinner

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  • decorative painting interior doors next scrape off loose paint and other areas that need it. use your stiff putty knife.

  • painting concrete cabinet doors next spackle any dents or areas that need it and caulk all visible cracks.

  • painting techniques kitchen cabinet doors next drive-in any nails with a nail-setter and putty the holes flush to the surface.

  • cabinet painting door knobs now position your four-foot step ladder at a place to allow you to set your paint bucket on it so that you don't have to bend over each time you need paint.

  • painting kitchen cabinets door hinges now stain-seal all spackled areas. and areas where the paint is thin or worn-down or stained with marks.

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  • door painting systems sliding doors do not use tape to help keep paint off of surfaces like door hinges, it is not needed if you learn proper brushing techniques, and will cause more work when you remove it, since paint easily seeps underneath.

  • painting concrete floors exterior door now using a 2 inch flat-edge long handle brush start painting brushing with the upper casing from the inside edges and work outwards and downwards. until you reach the floor edge. refer to the diagram above hint: do not overwork your brush. let the paint "flow" onto the surface!

  • decorative interior painting cabinet doors check over all your work for drips and misses.

clean-up, remove tape, remove drop cloths. be careful to fold-in droppings, chips etc. and shake out drops somewhere else, replace furniture. note: acrylic paint needs 1-3hrs to dry to the touch and 14 days to harden.