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How to Prepare Kitchen Cabinets for Paint

Follow these steps to get a new look for your kitchen.

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  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Remove the Doors

Remove the cabinet doors. Use the sanding block to rough up the surface of the cabinets. Be sure to wear a dust mask.

Step 2: Clean Cabinets

Wipe down the cabinets with tack cloth to remove any remaining dust.

Step 3: Tape the Edges and Apply Primer

Apply painter's tape to the edges of the inside of the cabinets to keep them clean. Apply primer.

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