Well hello! It’s almost noon here and I wanted to get this post out before it got too late. One of the largest tasks on my Check List is painting my cabinets. Of course I’ve painted them twice since I’ve been in this house, but I’m preparing to do it again one last time (no, seriously!).
The first step in painting cabinets is prepping them. This is actually a very important step. Because my cabinets have already been painted and primed (TWICE), I’m going to skip priming them again this time around.
And because I have three active kids running around, I’ve decided to do this in stages. First up is the upper cabinets. To start, I got out all my prep supplies that I will need
(TSP substitute, gloves, rags, sanding block)
I’m using TSP substitute to remove the grease from the cabinets
(Can you see the grease and grime?)
Before I use the TSP, I remove the doors
And now its time to work!
Make sure you use gloves when working with TSP and of course read the label
Can you see the grease on the cabinet? I used TSP on this, but because this grease was pretty thick, I had to sand a little to remove the rest of it
Then I did the same to the side of the cabinet
After making sure all of the grease is removed from the cabinets, its time to sand all of the cabinets to give the paint something to grip to.
If you are starting from scratch with painting your cabinets, you will pretty much do the same thing.
1. Clean cabinets really well
2. lightly sand them
3. apply primer
4. let primer dry for the amount of time suggested on label (VERY IMPORTANT)
5. apply paint
Next I will show you my supplies that I use to paint my cabinets!
On another note, did you guys grab the BHG Christmas ideas magazine??? I know it’s a little early to think about Christmas, but I had to snatch this issue up since it featured my girl Kate (aka Centsational Girl)!
Super Congrats to her!
Now let me get back to work!