Start by taking the cabinet doors off. When you are doing this, make sure that you use identification to match the door back up with the base it came off of. I use the numbers method. The cabinet door 1 goes on base #1. Hopefully this makes sense. Clean it really well with Simply Green and make sure that there is no food stuck on them. Sometimes I had to use a razor blade to remove some of the gunk.
Take the hinges and the hardware off the cabinet and the base.
Fill any holes you will no longer need on the base or the cabinet with the wood filler
Sand down both front and back with a 220 grit or 320 grit sandpaper. We are just wanting to take off the sheen from the sealer that was on there before
Wipe down really well with a tack cloth or a damp rag. This is going to get all the dust and dirt off.
Start priming with a purdy paintbrush on the inset of the cabinet area, which most cabinets have. Work one cabinet at a time. You want the paint to be level on each cabinet. Now we are going to use the mini mohair blend 3/16th of an inch for your cabinets. This will give you a smooth clean look. You can do the sides of the door next.
Repeat the last step with using your top coat paint. I would recommend using Pro-Classic paint from Sherwin Williams. This paint can be mixed with any color you choose. Pro Classic paint is an enamel paint that will harden over time. This is the reason to use this type of paint.
Do the priming and painting to both sides of the door. After letting it dry fully for a couple of days, you will then put your hinges and hardware on these are the ones I used.Put hardware on first (hinges, pulls, and knobs) before installing them to each base of the cabinet.
You will repeat the same steps to the base of the cabinet as you did to the doors.
- Clean with Simply Green
- Fill any holes or damage with wood filler
- Sand with 220 Grit or 320 Grit Sandpaper here is the Sander I use
- Clean thoroughly with tack cloth or damp rag
- Frog Tape off any areas that your wanting to protect
- Prime using the Purdy brush or using your Mohair roller on the flat surfaces
- Then use Pro-Classic for your base paint
- Here is the Home Right Sprayer that I’ve used if you want to go this route
Now it is time to re-attach the doors to the cabinet bases. This is where the numbering of the doors with the base will be helpful. Match Door #1 to Base #1 and Door #2 to Base #2 and so on.