How To Paint Cabinets White | Refinish Cabinets In A Weekend

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lowe’s. All opinions are 100% my own.

Since we purchased our home last year we knew there were some projects we wanted to tackle. Luckily we had a few months left in our rental agreement so my husband was able to do a lot of painting in our house. We were able to paint almost the whole house without any furniture, or little boys getting their hands in wet paint. That is one project that would have been difficult to do with a full home. However, the project I’m about to tell you about can be done in a weekend! I’m going to show you how to paint cabinets white. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. You’re going to love it.

How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com

Our home has a lot of honey oak in it and we knew we wanted to change that! We decided to use our boy’s bathroom as our guinea pig since we hadn’t painted cabinets before. Considering it’s upstairs, down the hall and around the corner the chances of a guest using that bathroom are slim to none. So it seemed like a safe bet.

How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com
How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com

We are so happy with how it turned out! I just love the fresh white look and I can’t wait to tackle our other bathrooms!

It’s simple projects, like learning how to paint cabinets white, that can make a huge impact in your home. If you haven’t yet, I highly suggest watching The Weekender it’s a series that shows viewers how to tackle their home projects with confidence using easy-to-follow steps and expert guidance. All the tips found on The Weekender are affordable. Can’t get much better than that.

How To Paint Cabinets White

You can find this project and more from The Weekender season 2.

Prep:How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com

  • Gather the needed tools, lay out an area, cover/protect anything you doing want ruined by dust, paint, or other debris
  • Remove doors and number or label them so you know where they are located
  • Remove hinges and label them
  • Clean the doors using TSP substitute
    • Make sure doors dry completely before moving onto the next step
  • If you want to fill grain {if you don’t, move onto the next step}:
    • We used Drydex spackling compound with a plastic putty knife, old credit card, or gift card. We did three very thin coats. Thin coat, sand, thin coat, sand, thin coat sand.
  • If you don’t want to fill in grain:
    • Sand thoroughly
  • Use shop-vac to vacuum all remaining dust

 

Priming:How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com

How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com

  • Prime with product that provides stain blocking to prevent yellowing from wood tannins.
    • We used Kilz odorless spray primer and applied three coats
  • Used fine sanding block to lightly sand in between each coat

 

Painting:

How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.comHow To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com

  • Determine the look you want. You can use a brush, roller, or sprayer depending on the look you are going for. We chose to use a HVLP sprayer to eliminate brush strokes. If you use a brush you need to match your brush to the type of paint you are using. Read the instructions on the can.
    • Again we applied three coats, lightly sanding in between each coat
    • Paint used for this project was Valspar Cabinet Coat Enamel (White)

 

Hardware:

How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.comMark out holes for new hardware, and carefully drill holes. Then attach hardware to drawer boxes.

  • Re-attach doors to hinges

 

Further recommendations:

  • Depending on paint used you may went to leave doors and drawers off for increased drying and curing time. Follow paint manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Make sure everything is taped off or covered that you don’t want oversprayed. If you do it in the garage we strongly recommend you remove your cars prior to spraying to prevent overspray on them. Cover anything you don’t want ruined.
  • Wear a mask, goggles, gloves, old clothes

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How To Paint Cabinets White. Learn how to refinish your cabinets in a weekend. Transform your old and tired cabinets with fresh paint and new hardware. www.Embellishmints.com

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5 Comments

  1. August 29, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Your bathroom cabinet turned out great! I wish we had had a sprayer when I painted our master bedroom cabinets, it would have been so much quicker. It took me about a week, off and on, sanding then painting but it turned out well.

    Have fun finishing the other bathrooms!

  2. August 23, 2017 / 9:13 am

    It looks beautiful. I just did mine earlier this month.

  3. June 28, 2017 / 8:02 am

    I worry about the paint being gummy. You know what mean A friend did this and the paint seemed to not to dry right. I really want to do this in my kitchen

    • Hilary
      July 30, 2017 / 9:07 am

      I totally know what you mean! We definitely waited a good amount of time between coats. If time is not an issue you could wait several days between coats, just to make sure it sets really well! I want to do our kitchen too.!.

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