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Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

How do you go about giving your kitchen a face-lift without having to undergo a pricey remodel? Repaint your cabinets for a fresh new look.

When done right, DIY cabinet painting is a cheap way to redo your kitchen and increase the value of your home. Kitchen cabinet painting is a process that takes a lot of patience and attention to detail. Most homeowners hire a professional painter to paint their cabinets, but if you want to save money doing it yourself, keep the following essential tips in mind for a successful outcome.. Avoiding these common mistakes will make the process seamless and quick.

Not removing doors, drawers, and hardware.

Before starting this project, remove the cabinet doors, pull out all the drawers, and unscrew the knobs or pulls. Be sure to empty the drawers and cabinets as well. Removing the doors will also make it easier on your arms and back since you can lay them on the floor instead of reaching up and bending at odd angles to reach them.

Make things easier on yourself during reassembly by labeling where the pieces should be returned after painting.

To ensure that you and your project are set up for success, remove every door and drawer before beginning the process of painting your kitchen cabinets.

Over time, grime and grease may have probably built up on your kitchen cabinet' surfaces. So remember to clean them up and disinfect the insides and outsides of drawers, along with the fronts and backs of cabinets.