Do you have ugly old kitchen cabinets? But don’t want to spend
thousands of dollars to replace them? Freshen them up with a coat of paint and
some new hardware!
We love painting kitchen cabinets! Because the final result is always
dramatic, and improves the look of a room much more than painting the walls and
trim ever could.
Even the worst looking cabinets have a chance at a new life and it’s
not as difficult, expensive or time intensive as many people
Painting cabinets is much easier to do than refinishing them. Properly
refinishing wooden cabinets is a very time intensive and strenuous task. Mainly
because the previous finish coats have to be stripped off before a new finish
can be applied
When painting your cabinets, it is not necessary to remove the
previous finish. All you need to do is give them a good wash, followed by
sanding with a fine grit sandpaper.
Using a good quality primer is the important thing to remember, because
many cabinets will have been painted or finished with an oil product. Latex
paint does not stick to oil. So we recommend using a good quality bonding
Applying a coat of primer will ensure that your finish coat of paint
will adhere and not scratch or rub off. It will also give the top coat a
We recommend using a high quality self leveling trim paint. Our
favourite is Sherwin Williams – Pro Classic. It self levels beautifully giving
an almost perfectly smooth finish even when brushed on. 2
coats are almost always sufficient to achieve perfect coverage.
After you have painted your new cabinets you will find great
satisfaction in selecting some new handles and knobs to add the finishing touch
to your hard work.
If you have any trouble or questions about refinishing your kitchen
cabinets, our Toronto and Mississauga cabinet refinishing experts would be more
than happy to help.