How to Paint Kitchen Cabinet Veneer
You do not have to contact a Painting Company If you have some beginning-level painting knowledge and proper construction tools, you can paint your kitchen cabinet veneer in just a few hours.
Assemble your tools and materials, then follow the outlined steps below to revamp the look of your cabinetry.
1. Choose Your Paint
Any type of enamel paint in any color you wish is good for the job. However, bear in mind that water-based paints are always easier to clean up if there is aspill or splatter.
2. Remove Doors and Drawers
The next thing to do is to remove the doors, drawers, and all hardware. Place them out of the way.
Examine the cabinets carefully and then make any repairs required. Caulk joints and gaps.
3. Clean the Cabinets
Using some dish soap, water, and a rag, clean off any grime, grease, or dirt from the veneers you want to paint.
You can use a scrub brush for hard-to-clean scuffs and marks.
4. Lightly Sand Surfaces
Sand all surfaces lightly with 220-grit sandpaper so as to give the paint a better surface to stick to.
Wipe the surface down with a damp cloth to remove the sanding dust.
5. Paint the Cabinet Areas and Sand
Remember to always wear protective safety gear when painting or priming so as to avoid skin contact and inhalation. Also, always paint in an area that is well ventilated.
The first coat of paint will act as a primer coat. Using smooth strokes, apply paint to the veneer evenly, and make sure to always follow the grain of the area.
Leave the first coat to dry for 1-2 hours. Now, sand the area lightly with the 220-grit sandpaper again, then wipe away any dust.
6. Apply the Final Coat
You can apply the final coat after the first coat has dried. Use uniform, even coverage. Let the second coat dry for at least two hours.
Note that the longer the coat has to dry, the harder and more durable the enamel will be.
7. Paint Doors and Drawers
Paint the doors, drawers, and then trim using the same techniques as above. Apply two coats or paint, and allow the paint to dry out.
Sand between coats for a better bond and a more uniform texture. You can replace the kitchen cabinet hardware, replace the drawers, and rehang the doors after the second coat is dry.