Looking to give your kitchen a whole new look? Refinishing your cabinets can be a daunting task, but with these tips from Country Chic Paint, you'll feel like a painting pro. Read this post to learn all about painting your cabinets and how you can win some refinishing products of your own!
In this tutorial we'll show you our tips and tricks on how to refurbish your kitchen with Country Chic Paint products for a beautiful and durable finish. If you'd rather watch a video, we also have a video tutorial available towards the bottom of the page!
The very first thing you'll want to do when refinishing your kitchen cabinets is to take each door off its hinges and give them a good cleaning. Since there are often food contaminants and oil in kitchens, they're prone to being quite messy. We recommend by giving each door a good wipe down with a mixture of water and vinegar to start. Make sure you follow this with a wipe down using just water to remove any last remaining surface contaminants as you don't want cleaning products leaving a residue.
After removing oil and dirt, give each door a light sanding with a fine-grit sanding block. You shouldn't need to sand for very long (about 30 seconds per door should do it) but it will give the paint more to grip onto which will mean better adhesion and durability. Since cabinets are a time consuming project to begin with and you want your work to last, this will be time well spent!
Don't skip cleaning before you sand your piece or you might end up pushing contaminants further into the wood!
Because kitchen cabinets need to withstand a lot of usage, we recommend finishing them with our Tough Coat. It will give your cabinets a very high-end, durable finish that can stand up to daily wear and tear and will wipe clean beautifully. Two coats is best for optimal protection.
Stop by our Tough Coat application tutorial for tips on how to apply this product.
Keep in mind that it takes about one week for Tough Coat to gain full strength, so be extra careful if you decide to use your cabinets straight away.
Click here to watch our video tutorial on cabinet refinishing: https://youtu.be/L5Lr4lhIlfA