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Can You Paint Kitchen Cabinets That Are Stained?

The kitchen is one of the most used areas in your house. Outdated wooden kitchen cabinets can make your home look old and depreciate its value. Replacing cabinets can be expensive, so many homeowners choose the more cost-effective option of painting them instead.

Here is the process for painting the cabinets:

1. Remove all of the cabinet doors and drawers to prepare them for spray painting

2. Sand all the doors, drawers and cabinet boxes with 100 grit sand paper to remove the gloss and open up the pores of the wood

3. Wash the cabinets with TSP to remove and residue or grease. This is especially important around the cabinets near the stove that get very greasy from cooking

4. Apply an oil-based bonding primer to all of the surface to provide proper adhesion of the finish coat.

5. For a factory finish, spray paint the finish coat with a paint specifically made for cabinets with a satin or pearl finish

6. Allow at least 48hrs for the paint to dry before replacing the doors. Paint takes 30 days to fully cure, so be extra careful for the first 30 days around the cabinets.

Painting your kitchen cabinets is not only a cost-effective way to update your kitchen, but it can also significantly raise the resale price of your home. Kitchen cabinet painting is not an easy job. You must properly prepare the cabinets to ensure the paint has an even, clean, and smooth surface to cover.

To make sure your kitchen cabinet painting is done properly, you should consider hiring a professional painter. Absolute Home Services are experts in interior kitchen cabinet painting. If you are ready to give your old kitchen cabinets a makeover, call the pros at Absolute Home Services today for your free consultation.

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