How to get professional kitchen cabinet painting results
1- Set up and masking for kitchen cabinet painting
2- Doors, drawer fronts prep for kitchen cabinet painting
The bases should also be free from major defects so they will be great candidates for painting.
4- Sanding kitchen cabinets for painting
5- Keeping dust and over-spray out:
6- Kitchen cabinet priming:
Primer is the foundation of a perfectly painted set of kitchen cabinets. Common primers for kitchen cabinets are White pigmented shellac, urethane modified primers, self-sealing lacquers, lacquer under-coater, or vinyl sealer. you should test the surface to find the best-suited primer for your kitchen cabinet painting needs. How many coats of primer on cabinets? Usually 2 coats with minor repairs between coats is perfect.
Repairs should be made after priming your kitchen cabinets. Dings and dents can be filled with glaze and spot putty. If there are scars or marks from the old hardware they can be filled. Maybe you are changing the handles and need to fill the old holes. Now is the time to repair them. After filling you will need to sand and remove dust.
8- Prime again
Apply a second coat of primer to your kitchen cabinet doors, drawers and frames. Once dry you’ll need to lightly sand all surfaces in advance of the first finish coat.
9- Finish Coats
Apply 2 finish coats of paint or lacquer with the proper dry time between each coat. Be sure to sand between coats.