DIY: Paint Your Cabinets to Freshen up the Look of Your Kitchen

Published on Nov 10, 2018

Does your kitchen need a little freshening up? With cabinets, you only have two choices. One choice is to tear them all out and start over with some new ones, which can be time consuming and expensive. The second choice is to paint them, and if you do it yourself the expense will not break the bank.

Altadena Hardware has all the tools and materials you will need to get the job done right, and for a fraction of the cost of replacing those cabinets, or hiring someone else to paint them, you can paint those cabinets and give your kitchen a whole new look.

Prep, prime, and paint. That is the way to tackle this job easily and produce professional results that will impress. Here are the steps:

When buying your primer select a Bonding Primer/Sealer so you get the best results. This primer will help make sure that your paint will stick to the laminate and not require multiple coats.

If your cabinets are already painted, you will need to strip the old paint off with some stripping gel before you sand and apply your primer. While this step may be a little more time consuming, it is always better to start off with a fresh surface to paint if you want professional results. Always perform this step in a well-ventilated area as the chemicals used to get the old paint off will have fumes you won’t want to breathe.

When you remove the doors and drawers of your cabinets, it is suggested that you put all the hardware into individual zip-lock bags and mark them so it is easy to find what you need again when it’s time to reassemble your cabinets. Use blue painters tape and label the doors and drawers so you know what goes where when the painting is done.

So, there you have it. In only a short time you can make your kitchen cabinets look fresh and give your kitchen a new look that will impress your friends and family this holiday season.

Altadena Hardware is located at 849 E Mariposa St, in Altadena. For more information call (626) 794-4393 or visit

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