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How to paint kitchen cabinets – the 6 steps to transforming your cabinets



Your kitchen is the prime location for food and drink spillages and greasy hand marks, so you’ll need to give your cabinets a good wash before you start painting.

Abby said: “Using your sugar soap solution or a good degreasing product, thoroughly wash your cabinets.

“Getting rid of any grease or residue will allow your paint to adhere better to the woodwork and help to give you a clean, smooth finish. Wait for them to dry before moving on to the next step.”

Sand them down

Your cabinets might not be in the same condition they were in when you first installed them, but that’s fixable.

Abby said: “Use sandpaper to even out the surface of your cabinets, focusing on any bumps or particularly rough spots.

“At this stage, you should use wood filler to fill in any gaps or imperfections, and then sand again to ensure the whole area is even.

“Make sure to dust or vacuum the cabinets afterwards. If there is still grit on the surface, this will show up when you start painting and leave you with a visibly rough texture.”


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