Give Those Old Cabinets a Fresh New Look

Give Those Old Cabinets a Fresh New Look

You can save a lot of money and hassle by refinishing your old Gilbert, AZ., kitchen cabinets, instead of replacing them. Here are some handy and helpful tips to get the job done right.

1.   Some handy tools to have readily available when refinishing your Gilbert, AZ., cabinets are a cordless drill, assorted sandpapers, wood stain, paint brushes, a roller, and an orbital sander.

2.   When removing your cabinet doors, keeping all the hardware together is important, especially if you plan on reusing the hardware. Use a little paper bag or zip-lock bag to put all the hardware in and keep it in a safe place. Label the pieces correctly that way it is easier to reinstall your Gilbert, AZ., cabinets. You will also want to clean your hardware at this point.

3.   When removing the cabinet doors, use painter’s tape to label the corresponding door-opening for each one, this way they will line up when it comes to the reinstall.

4.   You will want to clean the cabinets inside and out, because any grease or dirt left on the cabinets can interfere with the refinishing.

5.   You can fill in any dents, chips, or scratches your Gilbert, AZ., cabinets may have with a wood putty.

6.   Be sure to tape off any area that will not be painted or stained.

7.   You will want to make sure that there is a lot of natural light in the area you are working in. This will allow you to notice runs, drips, or areas that you might have missed.

8.   Once you are all set up and all the cabinets and shelves are cleaned and sanded, you will want to apply a primer before painting. This will allow the paint to stick to the cabinets properly.

9.   Once the cabinets are done being painted and dried properly, finish them of by sanding them with very fine grit sandpaper.

10. If you are happy with how your cabinets have turned out and you are finished with all the painting, go ahead and reattach the doors and hardware.