Kitchen cabinet painting Romeo, MI: Typical steps to keep in mind 

Now is a good opportunity to review your interior decoration, and update some of the interior jobs that you’ve been postponing.

Did you know that it is possible to give a major facelift to your kitchen simply by refreshing your cabinets?

In today’s article, we will be going through the essential steps that you or your professional painting contractor will typically follow to restore your kitchen cabinets.

Have a look;

Disassemble The Cabinets And Remove The Accessories

Before removing all of your cabinet doors, be sure to make a plan of their different positions.

Use numbered labels to identify the place for each: if you have 25 identical panels, once removed, you will have a hard time which panel needs to go where.

Do the same for drawers and other panels.

It is also recommended that you remove all accessories such as handles and hinges to facilitate uniform and quality finish.


Like most painting projects, preparation is an essential step.

If you plan to change the handles and/or the hinges when your panels are repainted, you should remember to fill the holes left by the old accessories (if they do not correspond to the new accessories, of course) before painting.

To do this, use a latex wood filler and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Then, it is strongly recommended to clean your cabinets with a degreaser (e.g., TSP) to remove all the residues that have accumulated over time (grease, dust, food, etc.).

Subsequently, sanding the surface to be painted is necessary so that the new paint adheres well.

To make your work easier and faster, we recommend using an electric sander and medium-grit sandpaper.

Apply A Primer

In most cases, the application of a primer is necessary before applying the desired paint.

We recommend a 100% acrylic primer or an alkyd primer, which is particularly suitable for this type of work.

Determine The Type Of Material Used

Before undertaking any painting project, be sure to identify the material your cabinets.

Is it melamine, wood, laminate, plywood? Depending on the type of surface, the steps needed to restore your cabinets and get a quality result will vary.

We also suggest that you carry out a color test on a small area of ​​your cabinets to have an overview of the result, since the final color may vary depending on the type of material on which it is applied.

  • For melamine and laminate: Melamine and laminate are not the ideal surfaces for this type of work, but it is still possible to paint them. For the paint to adhere as much as possible, first sand the surface to be painted. Then apply a specialized primer.
  • For varnished surfaces: For surfaces with one or more layers of varnish accumulated over the years, a good sanding must be done before applying the primer.
  • For wood: Real wood cabinets, such as oak, requires special treatment. It is recommended to sand the panels, apply a primer, and then stain them, not paint them. Since the wood has “pores,” the paint may clog them and cause the wood to crack.

Painting WITH A Sprayer

To quickly paint your kitchen cabinets and for a uniform and completely smooth finish, the paint spray gun is recommended.

You will simply have to practice a little on pieces of cardboard or scrap wood before starting your work.

The Bottom Line 

This is just a general outline of what happens during a kitchen cabinet painting session. The details and materials required will vary depending on the size of your job, the material of the kitchen cabinets, and the method of painting.

If you need professional help repainting your kitchen, kitchen cabinets, or even the entire home interior, our team at Eason Painting would be more than happy to help.

We have years of experience offering residential painting services in Macomb Township, Washington Township, Ray Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romeo, Armada, Troy, Shelby Township, Harrison Township, Chesterfield, and Clinton Township, MI.

Call us today on 586-465-5081 for a FREE painting estimate

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