Spray Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Procedure To Spray Paint

Procedure to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets with a paint sprayer is the best and the quickest way of painting kitchen cabinets. Spray painting gives the kitchen cabinets smooth finish compared to brush painting which leaves brush strokes behind. The procedure to paint kitchen cabinets with a paint sprayer is divided into two parts mentioned below:

Make Necessary Preparations

The first part of the procedure is to make necessary preparations for spray painting and its step are as follows:
  1. Remove Drawers & Doors:
    The first step will be to remove drawers and doors along with all the hardware from the kitchen cabinets such as handles, knobs, etc by using a screwdriver or a drill. The step is necessary as it helps the user to paint the doors and drawers separately.
  2. Clean Cabinet Surfaces:
    After that, the user needs to clean all the cabinet surfaces by wiping it down with a clean cloth in order to remove grease, grime, and dirt from it. The user also needs to use degreaser over the entire cabinet surfaces. The step helps the paint from peeling off.
  3. Sand Cabinet Surfaces:
    The next step will be to sand all the cabinet surfaces using sandpaper between 120-220 grit. The step is time-consuming but if the user switches to the orbital sander, he can finish the job quickly. It has been recommended by the experts not to sand off the entire existing finish rather the user needs to rough the surface so that the paint can adhere to it.
  4. Clean Cabinet Surfaces Again:
    After sanding, it is necessary to clean the sanding dust from the cabinets for which the user needs to vacuum the cabinets first that will capture most of the sanding dust. After vacuuming, the user needs to wipe down cabinet surfaces by using a damp cloth.
  5. Cover Surrounding Surfaces:
    It is necessary for the user to cover all the surrounding surfaces which he doesn't want to paint such as countertops, floors, walls, and shelves. The user can cover the surfaces with masking tape.
  6. Prepare Drying Station:
    In order to dry up doors and drawers, the user needs some racks on which he can set them up while drying. The step concludes the first part of the procedure for spray painting kitchen cabinets.

Paint The Cabinets:

The second part of the procedure is to spray paint the kitchen cabinets for which the steps are as follows:
  1. Apply Primer:
    The procedure begins with applying the primer on to the cabinet surfaces. The step helps the paint to stick with cabinet surfaces easily and will also give the cabinets the long-lasting finish. Once all the cabinet surfaces are primed, the user needs to let the primer dry as per the instructions on the label.
  2. Apply Paint:
    Once the primer dries, the user needs to apply an even coat of spray paint over all the cabinet surfaces. It has been recommended not to spray a thick coat of paint as it may cause the paint to blemish or drip. Also, the user needs to spray paint the doors and drawers first followed by other cabinet surfaces. Once the first coat of paint dries completely as per the label instructions, the user needs to spray paint the cabinets with a second coat in order to give the cabinets a quality finish.
  3. Reattach Doors & Drawers:
    Once the cabinet surfaces are completely dry that usually takes 24 hours, the user needs to reattach the doors & drawers along with all the hardware back to the cabinets. It is necessary for the user to reattach everything at its correct place and then the cabinets are ready to use.
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