How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets, in 7 Doable Steps
Before you get started, there are some key things you need to know about painting kitchen cabinets, as the process differs from a room or wall. For one, it almost always takes longer than you think—often twice as long, says Hunter MacFarlane, project expert with Lowe's based in Mooresville, N.C.
Second, if your cabinets are not made from wood or have a very intricate design, you may want to call in a pro. You'll want to do the same if you're refinishing kitchen cabinets, too. If you're dealing with fairly straightforward wood cabinets, though, there's no reason you can't DIY. Here, two experts share the step-by-step process for painting kitchen cabinets.
How much does it cost to paint kitchen cabinets?
It can be pretty affordable—$100 or less, the pros say, when you paint yourself. A gallon of paint covers about 400 square feet, according to MacFarlane, which goes a long way when painting cabinets, and the only additional tools you need are a few simple brushes or rollers.
The one thing to remember is that, if you're looking for speed, you may want to consider hiring a pro. Professional painters make short work out of painting kitchen cabinets because they do it all the time, but beginners will need to take their time to get the desired results.