How To Paint And Finish Cabinets
Choosing the perfect finish is the final step for completing your dream kitchen. Learn the about painted finishes, stained cabinets, varnished finishes, glaze, and water based UV to make a decision you won't regret.
Next, paint the cabinet doors and drawer fronts, along with any separate wood pieces or moldings (Image 1). If these parts have raised or routed features, be sure to flow the paint into crevices and corners, but don't allow it to accumulate in these spots (Image 2). Always apply paint in thin, light coats, but be sure to cover all areas.
Start with the cabinet frames, using a high-quality brush for smaller areas and a foam roller for larger surfaces. The technique is the same as for the primer — use even strokes with the brush and finish the stroke back into the wet paint and feather out the edges. Also, remember to lay off after the surface has been painted.
Paint Finishes. Our Paint finishes start with a thorough sanding process and joints are filled to create a smooth surface. A primer coat is sprayed on to prepare the surface for a coat of our opaque enamel topcoat. Painted cabinet finishes have gained popularity in recent years for their crisp, classic styling and expansive color palette.
Two coats of paint are essential for cabinets—you're building a surface. By the way, to get the nicest finish, use a brush, a 2- to 2 1/2-inch fine bristle brush. Whatever paint you use, ventilate the room—direct a fan out the window—and wear the masks they sell in paint stores.
Use an HVLP Paint Sprayer Homeowners can achieve two different looks with painted cabinets: a sprayed, factory-like finish, or a hand-painted finish with prominent brush strokes. The latter requires a steady hand and great patience, but a sprayed finish is the result of a high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) paint sprayer.