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  • Kitchen Cabinet Makeover (How To Paint Cabinets)

    Happy Friday!

    Now that I’m done painting the upper cabinets, I thought I’d share some tips I found helpful along the way. As far as tools go, I used these little plastic pyramids to hold my doors while I painted them:

    painters pyramids

    I also used a high quality paint brush (Wooster and Purdy brushes are my favorite) and a mini roller with a head made for smooth surfaces.

    Best Paintbrush and Roller

    In hindsight, I wish I had used a sponge head because I think I would’ve gotten an even smoother finish, but like I told Kevin this morning, “they’re not perfect, but they’re painted!” :-)

    As far as the doors go, I highly recommend painting the back of each door first. That way, the front side (the side that will get seen the most) will be the last thing you paint. I started by painting the recessed edges on the back side of each door with a paint brush because it’s easier to get into those areas with a brush then it is with a roller. Then, after I had all the recessed edges painted, I used my mini roller to paint the flat parts of each door. Doing it in this order is the best way to go if you’re looking for a smooth finish with minimal brush marks. Also, the key to the roller is to not over load it. It’s better to do several super thin coats than to glob on a couple of thick ones.

    Cabinet painting tips

    Once the backs were coated (four times), I flipped the doors and did the same thing on the front sides.

    We’re putting the doors back on this morning (they’re closed for this photo, but we’re going to leave them open til Monday), and then I’ll get started on the base cabinets.

    Painting Kitchen Cabinets | Simply White | Benjamin Moore Color | Ultra by Muralo Paintes

    Truth be told, I’m pretty excited about the being able to sit down while I paint this time. ;-) #PaintingUpperCabinetsIsn’tMyFavorite

    PS- You can read about the type of paint we’re using HERE, and for up-to-the-minute kitchen makeover updates, join me on Instagram!

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