Refinish your Kitchen Cabinets Yourself – DIY
DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is becoming a trend nowadays. One great DIY project to liven up your kitchen is by refinishing your kitchen cabinets. I have done this to my own home, and now I’ll walk you through how to do it to your own kitchen cabinets. By the way, this is also an inexpensive way to add value to your home if you are thinking of moving!
Tools and Materials
- Sanding blocks / sanding paper
- Wood putty
- Masking tape
- Wood Stain
Some of the tools and material you will need are screwdrivers, scrappers, sanding blocks, hammer, rags, and sponges. You will also be needing some masking tape as you don’t want to ruin your work with a spilled paint. You’ll need some good paintbrushes, and finally, you’ll want to laydown tarp or an old bed sheet to protect your kitchen floor from the staining you will be working on with the cabinets.
After ensuring you have all the necessary tools and materials, let’s empty those cabinets and then remove the cabinet doors and shelves. While removing such parts, always remember to label them or mark them by numbers or any marks you want as long it’s not confusing so that you’ll save the problem of mixing all the parts up.
Next up is to clean up the cabinets thoroughly since any grease that remains on the surface will interfere with refinishing. Lightly sand rough areas, peeling varnish or paints or bubbled ones until all surfaces are smooth; take the time sanding it lightly for best results.
After sanding is done, wipe the wood with a damp cloth just to remove the dust and other particles – then let it dry. If you see some dents, just fill it with wood putty. After doing so, we will now be painting our cabinets, but before that, use a primer to cover any blemishes, knots, stains or anything that may leach the color of the paint.
Finally for the fun part – paint your cabinets! Just a reminder – when using a brush in painting always use the highest quality brushes available, don’t settle for the cheap ones, and always brush in one direction. Also, just lay down two light coats. For a better finish, use a sprayer.