Painting Kitchen Cabinets Without Removing Doors: Steps To Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Removing Doors


Steps To Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Removing Doors

It is always a hectic process if the user removes the doors of the kitchen cabinets before painting rather the cabinets should be painted without removing the doors by following the below-given steps:
  1. Preparation:
    The first step will be to make preparations by removing all the things from the counters and tape off the counters and floors if they consist of wood. The reason behind tape off is that the user doesn't want his wooden floors and counters to get small droplets of paint all over.
  2. Wash The Cabinets:
    The next step will be to wash off the cabinets with a solution containing equal parts of water and vinegar. The step helps in removing grime & grease from the kitchen cabinets that make the step very much necessary because the primer & paint doesn't stick to a greasy surface. For extra greasy spots, the user needs to wipe down the area with a Clorox. The user needs to scrub the whole cabinets with a scrub brush and wipe down the cabinets afterward with a rag containing the solution. The user needs to repeat the step several times in order to get better cleaning results.
  3. Sand The Cabinets:
    Once the cabinets are cleaned, the user needs to sand down the wood finish in order to make it rough so that the new paint sticks on to the kitchen cabinets really well. In case, the cabinets don't contain smooth finish, the user can skip the step as well because the slightly rough finish allows the paint to stick without sanding.
  4. Fill Holes & Cracks:
    After that, the user needs to fill in the holes and cracks on the kitchen cabinets by using caulk. In Case of no cracks & holes, the user can skip the step.
  5. Apply Primer:
    The next step after that will be to apply a coat of primer on to the whole cabinets. It has been recommended by the experts to use a primer that will stick to glossy surfaces. The user needs to apply primer on both sides of the cabinet door and Once the primer is completely dry, he can proceed with the other steps.
  6. Apply Paint:
    After that, the user needs to apply a single coat of paint on to the primed kitchen cabinets and then allowing the paint to dry completely before applying the second & third coat of paint respectively. The user needs to provide enough drying time to each coat of paint before proceeding forward.
  7. Apply Polyurethane:
    The last step will be to apply a coat of polyurethane on to the painted kitchen cabinets after at least 24 hours of painting a last coat of paint. Once the polyurethane will be dry, the user can put the cabinets back to use.
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