Man with dust mask spray painting kitchen cabinet doors.
Using an airless sprayer to paint kitchen cabinet doors.

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be a great weekend project. Here are some tips on how to go about it:

    1. Remove the existing door and drawer fronts.
    1. Clean the doors, drawers, and cabinets thoroughly to remove any dirt or grease.
    1. Fill any unwanted hinge or knobs holes and imperfections using automotive body filler.
    1. After the filler has set, sand it down flush with the surface.
    1. Use liquid deglosser or fine sandpaper to remove the gloss so the paint will adhere to the surface.
    1. Apply a coat of primer using a brush, roller, or sprayer.
    1. Apply two topcoats of paint and allow to dry.
  1. Replace the hardware on the doors and drawer fronts and reattach to the cabinets.

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Danny Lipford

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,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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