Steps for Refinishing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Posted on: 2020-01-15


Are you getting tired of the look and style of your kitchen? Are you tempted to rip the whole thing apart and start from scratch?

Before you grab the sledgehammer, consider this: Simply refinishing your kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint may be enough to breathe new life into your kitchen.

This simple renovation can quickly update the look and feel of your kitchen at the fraction of the cost of new cabinets.

Here are the 6 simple steps you need to follow in order to refinish your kitchen cabinets:

1. Remove the Doors and Drawers

Before you remove the door and drawers from your kitchen cabinets, draw a layout of the cabinets and label everything. This will help you keep track of where the doors and drawers go to make sure they are reinstalled in the right place.

Carefully remove everything, including the hinges and hardware.

2. Clean Everything

You’ll want to give the cabinet surfaces a good scrub before you start painting. Using a sponge and mild soap, remove any dirt, grease, and unwanted marks.

Allow the surfaces to dry thoroughly.

3. Fill in Any Gaps

Using a filler, fill in any holes or dents. Allow the filler to dry.

Sand down the surfaces and wipe away any excess dust.

4. Prime the Surfaces

Before you paint with your chosen color, you’ll want to prime the cabinet surfaces with a primer.

The primer will cover any blemishes and help the paint provide maximum coverage.

Allow the primer to dry completely before painting.

5. Paint the Cabinet Surfaces

Now that the cabinet surfaces are clean and primed, you can start painting. Remember not to rush the paint job by only applying one coat. You want to make sure you achieve as much coverage as possible to ensure longevity.

Paint the first coat, covering every area evenly. Once that layer is dry, give the coat a light sanding. This helps to remove any raised parts or blemishes.

Wipe away any residual dust and apply another coat of paint.

6. Reinstall the Doors, Drawers & Hardware

Once all of the surfaces are completely dry, use the layout you drew at the beginning of the project to replace the doors and drawers along with the hinges and hardware.

Enjoy the fresh new look of your kitchen!

Tips to Upgrade the Look of Your Kitchen Cabinets

You can do more than simply paint your cabinets to upgrade the look of your entire kitchen. Here are quick and easy tips for enhancing the look of your kitchen:

  • Add molding or trim to the doors to give them a framed look.
  • Use chalk paint for a rustic and functional style.
  • Upgrade the hardware and hinges.
  • Install under-cabinet lighting.

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to update the look of your kitchen. Even the smallest changes can have a huge impact!

Your Kitchen is the Heart of Your House

More is done in the kitchen to care and nurture your family than any other room in the house – this is where you and your loved ones gather, cook and eat.

It’s understandable that you would want a kitchen to be visually appealing and functional. It’s amazing how simply refinishing your cabinets can have an aesthetic impact on this space.

However, if you are looking for change on a larger scale, Parabola Developments is happy to help. Kitchen renovations are one of our highest demanded services in the Edmonton area and we are dedicated to help you design and build your dream kitchen within your budget.

Contact us today!