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Cabinet Repainting Dos and Don'ts

Repainting your cabinets is a great way to update your kitchen or bathroom without the expense and hassle of a complete renovation. However, it's important to do it right to ensure that your cabinets look great and last for years to come. Here are some cabinet repainting dos and don'ts to keep in mind when tackling this project:


  • Clean your cabinets thoroughly before painting. Use a degreaser to remove any grease or grime, and sand the surface to create a smooth, even surface for painting.

  • Prime your cabinets before painting. Primer helps the paint adhere to the surface and creates a more even finish.

  • Use high-quality paint and brushes. High-quality paint will give you a better finish and will last longer than cheaper options. Similarly, using high-quality brushes will help you achieve a smooth, even finish.

  • Paint the cabinets in a well-ventilated area. Proper ventilation will help prevent the buildup of fumes and ensure that the paint dries properly.

  • Consider hiring a professional if you're not confident in your painting skills. A professional painter can ensure that your cabinets look great and last for years to come.


  • Skip the prep work. Skipping the cleaning and sanding steps can result in an uneven finish and poor paint adhesion.

  • Use low-quality paint and brushes. Cheaper options may save you money in the short term, but they will result in a lower-quality finish and may not last as long as higher-quality options.

  • Rush the process. Take your time and ensure that each coat of paint is dry before moving on to the next. Rushing the process can result in a poor finish and a shorter lifespan for your cabinets.

  • Paint in a poorly-ventilated area. Fumes from paint can be harmful to your health, so it's important to paint in a well-ventilated area or use a respirator.

  • Forget to protect surrounding surfaces. Cover nearby surfaces with drop cloths or tape to protect them from paint splatters.

By following these dos and don'ts, you can ensure that your cabinet repainting project is a success. If you're looking for professional assistance with your project, contact Cabinets Deluxe at (973) 333-7166 or visit our website at to schedule a consultation. #CabinetsDeluxe #CabinetRepainting #KitchenRemodel #BathroomRemodel #HomeImprovement #PaintingTips #TransformYourSpace

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