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How to Repaint Unsightly Cabinet Doors

Unsightly kitchen cabinets can harm the value of your home. Repaint your existing cabinet boxes with these easy step-by-step directions.

More in Remodeling

repaint existing cabinet boxes
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Sand the Cabinet Boxes

To repaint cabinet doors and boxes, use an orbital sander on the fronts and sides and sand to a smooth, dull finish.

use orbital sander to sand old cabinets

Step 2: Clean the Cabinets

Wipe the cabinets clean of dust with a wet rag. Let dry.

Step 3: Prime and Paint

Paint the cabinets with the primer and after that dries, put on the finish coat.

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