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Tips for Painting and Replacing the Hardware on Kitchen Cabinets

By: Danny Lipford

When painting kitchen cabinets, proper preparation is a must. Here’s how to go about prepping and painting the cabinets in your kitchen:

  1. Thoroughly clean the cabinets to remove the dirt and grease.
  2. Lightly sand the cabinets, and wipe off any sanding dust with a damp cloth.
  3. Prime the cabinets with a stain blocking primer to ensure that the new paint will stick to the existing finish.
  4. Topcoat the cabinets with an oil or latex enamel. Spraying the doors and drawer fronts gives a smoother finish than rolling or brushing.

To dress up your refinished cabinets, replace the hardware (hinges, knobs, and pulls) to give your kitchen a new look.

Watch this video to find out more.

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