Published at Thursday, 23 August 2018. Kitchen Cabinets. By Natalia Dillingham.
If you're living in a rental or recently bought a house with undesirable cabinets, don't rush out to replace them. Painting kitchen cabinets can be a long, tedious job, but if you're willing to put in a few days' worth of work, you'll significantly improve the look of your kitchen.
Before you start painting, remove everything from your cabinets, clear off your counters, and cover your backsplash, appliances and floor. Next, you'll need to remove all of the hinges, hardware, doors and drawers from your cabinets. If you label each door with masking tape, you'll have a much easier time reinstalling all of them when you're finished. If you plan on using the same hardware, keep it all in a plastic bag so you don't lose any pieces or screws. It's much easier to paint cabinet doors if you have a worktable, but 2x4 boards propped on buckets or boxes can work as well. If you're really handy and have a garage, use wire or hangers to hang all the cabinet doors to make painting each side much more manageable.
Glazing and distressing are two techniques that can also be used to give your cabinets an antique look. To glaze your cabinets, you'll create or choose a glaze mixture and brush it onto your cabinets using a paint brush or foam brush. You'll need to repeat this process until you get your desired look; it can take a while.
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