Painting kitchen, bathroom, or other cabinetry in your home is a fantastic way to achieve an updated look at a fraction of the cost of cabinet replacements. In addition, it typically takes less than a week to transform your cabinets with paint in comparison with a full kitchen remodel that often can take months.

While some home renovation shows portray the cabinet painting process as simple and easy, the process is actually quite complicated, involving numerous steps.  To achieve professional results, it requires the use of a paint sprayer and a professional applicator.

Here is the typical process for painting cabinets:

 Cabinet Painting Process:
1 – Remove all cabinet door hardware and label all door and drawer locations
2 – Lightly sand cabinet surfaces to improve primer adhesion
3 – Clean and De-gloss cabinets with chemical cleaner
4 – Spray one coat of XIM oil-based primer
5 – Sand primer and clean cabinets
6 – Spray 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Emerald Semii-gloss Urethane cabinet grade enamel
7 – Reinstall cabinet hardware and doors
8 – Touch up as needed