When painting kitchen cabinets, proper preparation is a must. Here’s how to go about prepping and painting the cabinets in your kitchen:

  1. Thoroughly clean the cabinets to remove the dirt and grease.
  2. Lightly sand the cabinets, and wipe off any sanding dust with a damp cloth.
  3. Prime the cabinets with a stain-blocking primer to ensure that the new paint will stick to the existing finish.
  4. Topcoat the cabinets with an oil or latex enamel. Spraying the doors and drawer fronts gives a smoother finish than rolling or brushing.
  5. To dress up your refinished cabinets, replace the hardware (hinges, knobs, and pulls) to give your kitchen a new look.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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