Painting kitchen cabinets and will be using the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations cabinet coding system and the reason why I chose to do this is because I did not want to sand.
We’ve been in this house for five years and this is what my cabinets look like now and I have stuff there on the bottom and I’m we’re just going to get right to it so first of and I did this last night washed with soapy water the cabinets that are directly over the stove.
Because when you’re cooking it leaves a film in the kit says you want to make sure that they’re nice and clean so before you do the de-glossing step which is actually the first step you know it’ll help.
Going to do a before and you know what normally I’ll say this normally people mean they do advise you to do is take all your stuff out of the cabinets and started with that was like you know what I don’t think so so this is what I ‘m going to attempt to do this with things in my cabinet going to be very careful if I see that it’s not going to work then but yeah we have stuff everywhere so anyways I’m going to see if I can do this the most time and cost efficient way so let’s do it from here so this is the before.
Let me close these cabinets this is the before hopefully the after we look pretty good and so first off you want to clear space.
I’ve seen some people use the garage but it’s entirely too hot here in Texas so I’m going to be doing the top cabinets I’m gonna be doing these in sections,
Since I’m doing it myself so what I’ve done is I’ve basically blocked my kids in with my hubby over there and I have two tables that I can utilize after I clear them off and then this space on the floor that I’ll be putting the cabinets on to dry and coat and dry you know so first things first I’m going to go ahead and remove the cabinet doors and I will show you-you want to number each cabinet and with any hardware that comes off the cabinet I’m going to put it in the corresponding number.
So here we go ok so here we just went ahead and number each cabinet door that we removed and we already began to take off the hardware so again it’s real important that you number your cabinets and put any hardware coming off of each door into a corresponding remember that yeah we’re just going to continue taking off the hardware placing it in the corresponding bag and also you want to make sure when you start painting
Start with the backside first that when you’re drying eventually the last step of drying will be your what what’s facing outward where people will be just in case you damage it you know you want to start with the backside they’re here I’m just showing you all the cabinet doors on the top are removed first you want to scrub off the cabinet finish with the degasser and this is what comes in the Rust-Oleum at it.
It also comes with I guess the green scrub pad in the kits So next you are going to wipe the surface with a damp cloth just remove the degasser we do gloss you want to make sure you apply a lot of pressure you want to make sure the finish comes off ok so next one with the lint free cloth you want to dry it off ok .
…so this step I kind of got creative and used of my resources pulled some resources that i already had around the house and to prop up each cabinet door to properly dry on each side we are going to use our mega Lego blocks that my kids use and they work perfectly so yeah we just kind of did like a three-point support with the legos.
and voila there you have it a perfect way to prop up your doors to let them dry ok back to work the next we’re going to start.
I’m using a two-and-a-half-inch paint brush which is what is recommended with this kit and we are going to start painting on the bond coat which is actually the color the pure white color so here we go ok so I’m going to show you after putting on several coats of the bond coating with the paintbrush it kind of leaves like this streaky finish.
Here’s a better view of what I’m talking about and I just didn’t like it I don’t like the way it went on so I went and bought paint a semi-gloss paint it’s a paint and primer and bought a paint roller of a four inch little paint roller I went ahead and flipped over the cabinet doors we’re going to start on the front side here we are as you can tell it’s a lot smoother the finish is not streaky.
Here’s a closer look and yeah so it works so you know the kit was a great idea if you don’t want to sand you know you don’t want to sand off the finish because that can be very time-consuming and tedious but I just was not content with the paint so you know I adjusted my project and that’s ok because it’s still well within my budget .
I’m just going to go and show that how we finish the frame on top .
ok so here’s my cute little helper for today this is day three and we are working on finally the bottom half of the kitchen cabinet and here i just wanted to give you a close-up look at how much better the paint goes on with the paint roller I also wanted to show you that I’m using a small sponge brush.
And this came really handy in getting the little crevices of the cabinet trim and as you can see it goes on really well with this little sponge brush and it also helps with any like paint drips so that’s something else you might consider if you’re going to be painting your kitchen cabinet ok before the big reveal here is the before
Tada this is the after and I absolutely love it and again I did use the transformation kit but I did not really use the last step of it and I went ahead and bought my own paint .