SAVE MONEY. DIY.
Here’s an update on our slow kitchen remodel. We are so glad to have the cabinets finished. It was a BIG project, but well worth it! We are loving the white cabinets! On a side note, if you have oak cabinets like we do, you may want to think twice about painting them because oak has a deep grain that is impossible to fill unless you take the time to putty and sand it all before painting.
- paint and primer
- new hardware
- new hinges
- paint sprayer
- sand paper
1. Clean cabinet surfaces with soapy hot water. Let dry.
2. Sand down cabinet surface areas.
This was the messiest part. Dust got everywhere and I ended up having to wash everything that was in our cabinets because we didn’t block anything off. It was probably a good thing though, because I ended up getting rid of a lot of stuff we don’t use. We sanded some by hand and some with a powered hand sander.
3. Remove cabinet doors and hinges from the face frames.
4. Apply primer to cabinet frames.
We were told to do two coats of primer from a paint specialist so we followed instructions. We used a brush and small roller to apply paint to the cabinet frames.
5. Paint 2 coats of white (or your choice of color) paint onto cabinet doors. Allow to dry for 24 hours between coats.
We used Sherwin Williams’ semi-gloss smooth enamel finish paint in extra white.
We have many more things on our to-do list for our kitchen remodeling:
- paint toe kick
- get quartz countertop we picked out installed
- put in new sink and faucet
- tile backsplash