Refinish cabinets – Paint your painted cabinets is an inexpensive way to update your decor. Cabinet refinishing is a time consuming process. Remove objects that are inside the cabinets. This will give more space to remove the cabinet doors. Remove cabinet doors off the hinges. Remove hardware with a screwdriver. Using trisodium phosphate (TSP) to clean cabinets. Pour teaspoon on a cloth and wipe down every door. Ren small crevices with a toothbrush. Allow the surface to dry.
Use paint stripper to the face of the refinish cabinets. Select a security stripper which does not contain corrosive ingredients found in stripping. Read the instructions on the bottle for the method used correctly. Leave the paint stripper on the surface for 15 to 20 minutes or as directed by the instructions on the label. Use a paint scraper to lift the paint off of the surface. The paint begins to bubble when it is ready to be removed. Use a medium grade of steel wool to remove the remaining paint.
Wipe the surface with a damp cloth to remove dirt. Allow to dry. Use wood putty to fill dents or holes on the front of your cabinets. True face of cabinets with 150 or 180 grit sandpaper. Using a circular motion. This will add texture to the face of cabinets for better paint adhesion. Use a vacuum cleaner attachment to remove abrasive particles. Alternatively, a tack cloth used to remove dirt. Make sure the surface is free from particles before applying primer and paint. Apply primer to the face of refinish cabinets. Use long strokes in an up-and-down motion. Allow to dry for 1 hour.