How to improve your kitchen by spray painting the cupboard doors

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house, and you need to make sure that it is a pleasant environment for all the family. Preparing meals, washing dishes and serving meals, are important activities for every family’s daily routine, and if your kitchen is no longer as appealing and as stylish as it once used to be, it may be time to do something about it.

A Tired Dated Kitchen Can Be Transformed With a Lick of Paint. Image credit: Photo Critique

The truth is that most people do not have the time to see to a full kitchen replacement project, and probably you have a limited budget too, as a new kitchen is extremely costly. However you can still improve the look of your kitchen by opting for some more reasonable choices. One of these is to spray paint your kitchen cupboard doors. If you come to think of it the cabinet doors are the main element in your kitchen. They are what draws most attention. If you no longer like the colour of your doors or they look tired and dated, you can give them a whole new look by simply painting them. And besides being affordable, it is also quite simple too.

To spray paint your kitchen cabinets you will need a lot of paint in a colour that you like and a paint sprayer to make the job as effortless and as quick as possible, not to mention less messy! You will need to remove the cabinet doors one-by-one, as well as all the hardware including hinges. Labelling the doors to avoid confusion later on when you will be reinstalling is very important.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets is Easy with a Roller. Image credit: DIY Network

Make sure to clean the old cabinet doors thoroughly first. Stick tape in the hinge holes so as to keep out the paint.  Then prime them with a stain-blocking primer. Should there be any small holes, dings or scratches, you may wish to seal to them with packing compound. Sand lightly, without removing the finish. Then follow with a good quality latex enamel. It is very important that you apply more than one coat. So after the first coat has been allowed to dry well, you are then ready to spray paint over it again. For the cabinet frames you may wish to use a brush or a small roller for better results. When the doors are dry, you can then install the hardware and hang them in their respective places. Make sure the hinges fit snugly.

You will need to be careful to avoid paint runs or any marks especially on the sides of the cabinets. So you may wish to practice on some scrap pieces of wood first so as to get the hang of it. Also, make sure to wear suitable protection while you spray paint, especially a mask respirator. If you do not want to do this yourself you will also find experienced people who offer this kind of service.

As long as your cabinet doors are still in good shape and structurally sound, it is perfectly plausible to simply spray paint them to give them a new look. A fresh lick of paint can work wonders and give you one of the cheapest, quickest kitchen makeovers possible and make you the envy of all your friends.