How to Replace Arizona Kitchen Cabinets

Thinking about replacing your Arizona kitchen cabinets but not entirely sure where to start? If you’re wondering how to do some kitchen remodeling DIY style, follow these simply steps laid out below from WikiHow.com

 

Step 1

Remove all doors and drawers from your cabinets with a screwdriver. Write the location of the cabinet on a piece of blue tape and stick it in the inside of the door or drawer to help you reinstall correctly. Place the drawers and door fronts in your workshop. Tape the inside edges of the cabinets and the outside edges of the counters. Cover the floor and appliance surfaces with drop cloths or newspaper. Tape them down at the edges.

 

*Remember to sore the hardware in small plastic bags to ensure you don’t lose anything during the removal process.

 

Step 2

Scrub the surface of the cabinets with a strong detergent mixed with water and a sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry with clean towels. The detergent you use should be identified as a grease-cutting detergent. If the cabinets are extremely old or dirty, you should use trisodium phosphate (TSP) to cut the grease on your cabinets. This is an industrial strength cleaner that should be used with extreme caution. You can use 1/2 cup of TSP mixed with 2 gallons (7.5 l) of water. Make sure to ventilate the area well and rinse thoroughly before drying.

 

Step 3

Apply wood filler to holes with a putty knife, if you are planning on changing the configuration of your cabinet hardware from door pulls to knobs. Place a piece of painter’s tape behind the hole, to keep the putty from spilling out of the other end. Allow it to dry and then lightly sand the surface with 220-grit sand paper. Tape the inside edges of the cabinets and the outside edges of the counters. Cover the floor and appliance surfaces with drop cloths or newspaper. Tape them down at the edges. Sand the surface of all the surfaces you plan to paint with 220-grit sandpaper. Spend extra time making sure it is sanded, if the oak has a thick polyurethane coating. Sweep off the dust and wipe the surfaces with tack cloth.

 

After the cabinets have been painted and completely dry, Use screw driver to screw knobs and door hinges in to the cabinets and draws. Connect the quick release levers to cabinets.

 

Remember to test all doors and drawers for smoothness and flow.