It isn’t always quick, but utilizing vinyl paint is an affordable means to switch the look of an entire room and freshen up old cupboards. Utilizing an oil-based paint not only keeps them looking fine, but also shields the cupboards and also makes them easier to clean. The painting process may take somewhat longer compared to latex paints, but as long as it’s done right, the paint will also stay bright and chip-free for more.
Remove all of the handles, pulls and decorative hardware in the cupboards by unscrewing them in the back.
Lightly sand the cupboards with 100 or 120-grit sandpaper. This may smooth the timber if it’s unfinished and give the paint a better surface to stick to if the cupboards were painted.
Clean the cabinets thoroughly with TSP cleaner if they’ve been previously used or painted. Remove all the grease, dirt and dirt, so the new coat of paint can stick. If the cupboards are new, wipe them down with a damp cloth to remove any dust or wood shavings.
Tape off any molding, trim, countertops, walls or other places adjoining the cupboards where you don’t want paint.
Apply a coat of oil-based primer to the cupboards utilizing a natural-bristle paintbrush. The primer must be oil-based, not water-based, for the oil-based paint to stick properly.
Wait about 24 hours to get the primer to dry. Oil-based primers take longer to dry than water-based ones.
Apply a coat of oil-based paint utilizing a natural-bristle brush.
Wait about 24 hours for the first coat to dry.
Sand any drip marks or imperfections with 220-grit sandpaper. Use a very gentle circular movement to avoid damaging the paint.
Wipe down the cupboards with a damp cloth to remove any dust or sandpaper grit.
Apply another coat of oil-based paint.
Remove the painter’s tape.
Wait 24 hours for the paint to dry completely.
Replace knobs, handles, pulls and some other hardware.