Check out this fun, budget-friendly project that will help update your space with minimal disruption to your home.
It is possible to transform kitchen cabinetry, whether wood or melamine, by simply painting it—the finish options are endless, and you’ll be left with a beautiful space that’s totally rejuvenated.
- Painter’s tape
- Sander or sandpaper
- Clean cloth
- Brush or roller
- Paint primer (for latex paint)
- Wax or finishing varnish (for chalk paint)
Pro Tip: No primer is needed for chalk paint, but a finishing wax is required.
- Remove cabinet doors and drawer fronts from cabinetry and lay them flat.
- Remove hardware from cabinet doors and drawer fronts or protect them with painter’s tape.
- Sand the surfaces to be painted, then wipe them down with a clean cloth.
- Use brush or roller to apply primer if you’re using latex paint; let dry.
- Stir paint colour well, then apply with a brush or roller. Let dry. Apply second coat of paint. Let dry completely.
- Apply a finishing wax if you’re using chalk paint. Let dry completely.
- Reinstall the hardware.
- Carefully re-mount cabinet doors and drawer fronts.