What are some tips for painting kitchen cupboard doors?


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When painting kitchen cabinet doors, choose the right paint. Paint used for walls is not suitable because it chips and doesn’t stand up to cleaning. Choose an alkyd enamel paint such as Sherwin-Williams ProClassic or Benjamin Moore Advance that withstands dings and chips and avoids subtle inconsistencies in brush strokes.

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Choose a color that complements and blends with your kitchen appliances. Remove all the cabinet hinges and hardware. Consider using an electric sander to prep cabinet doors for primer and painting. Use an oil-based primer, rather than a water-based one.

When applying the paint, use an angled brush and a mini roller to create a smooth finish. When the paint has dried, do a final sanding using fine sandpaper, and apply a coat of satin polycyclic to give the doors extra durability.

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