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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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Top 39 Painting Kitchen Cabinets Projects

  1. 1. Kitchen Rescue (01:33)

    Great ideas & planning tips for keeping kitchen renovations on schedule.

  2. 2. Step 1: Size Up the Job (01:23)

    Choose the right tools and materials to refinish kitchen cabinets.

  3. 3. Painting Kitchen Cabinets

    A new coat of paint can make worn, tired kitchen cabinets look new again. Thorough preparation is the key to a successful repainting pr...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Designing an Entertaining Kitchen

    If you love to entertain in your kitchen, here are some steps to create an inviting and fun space.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Step 2: Remove Doors/Hardware (00:53)

    Here's how to remove cabinet doors, drawers and hardware before painting.

  6. 6. How to Paint Dated Kitchen Cabinets

    Dated kitchen cabinets get new life with cream and charcoal paint.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. Decorative Cabinet Panels (03:16)

    Update your kitchen cabinets with paint and rope molding.

  8. 8. Cabinet Door Remodel (00:05:55)

    An expert advises on giving kitchen cabinet doors new glass fronts.

  9. 9. 10 Kitchen Projects Under $500 (20:00)

    Here are DIY's top 10 kitchen projects that cost less than $500.

  10. 10. Mama's Getting Granite (03:49)

    Jen saves over $19,000 -- enough to have granite installed in her kitchen.

  11. 11. Freshen up a Kitchen by Painting the Cabinets

    Painting kitchen cabinets is one of the easiest ways to update your kitchen and give it a fresh look.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Step 3: Clean the Surfaces (01:53)

    Here's how to clean kitchen cabinets to prepare them for painting.

  13. 13. Southwest Kitchen (04:33)

    A bland, neutral kitchen gets inspired with rich Southwest colors.

  14. 14. $106K Kitchen Remodel (05:00)

    With John's help, the Matthewses save nearly $30,000 on their kitchen redo.

  15. 15. Cabinets: Painting (00:02:26)

    You can easily add new life to old cabinets with a fresh coat of paint.

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