How to Paint Maple Kitchen Cabinets Antique White
Have you ever wondered how to paint maple kitchen cabinets antique white? Though wood furnishings can darken any room, the fine grain and durability of maple makes it a common choice for kitchen cabinetry. The appearance of maple cabinets could be updated with softer antique paint, just as if you wanted a brighter look without using stark white. There is no difference when you are painting kitchen maple cabinets antique white from painting any other hardwood a light color. Fill the wood grain, to give you a smoother canvas for the antique white paint, by using the correct primer.
Instructions on how to Paint Maple Kitchen Cabinets Antique White:
Things you will need:
- Drop cloth
- Philips head screwdriver
- Dish washing liquid
- 2 large mixing bowls
- nylon scrubbing sponge
- de-greasing cleaner
- old toothbrush
- soft towels
- 22-grit sandpaper
- hand-held power sander
- 2 paint stir sticks
- high-build or oil-based primer
- trim paintbrush
- small paint roller
- 2 small disposable paint trays and 2 small foam roller covers.
- A drop cloth could be placed in your work area. Take a Philips head screwdriver to remove the screws on the cabinet door hinges. Set the doors aside. The drawers should be pulled out before you set them with doors. The screws must be kept in a secure place.
- The screws that hold the cabinet door and drawers handles, pulls and knobs must be removed then placed with the other screws.
- Take warm water and a squirt of dish washing liquid then a large mixing bowl to make a solution. To soak, simply place the handles, pulls, hardware and knobs in the bowl.
- Take another bowl which should be filled with warm water and a small amount of de-greasing cleaner. Use a nylon scrubbing sponge dampened with the solution to scrubbing the cabinets, drawers and doors. Use a rag moistened with water to rinse off the cleaner then the cabinet components are ready to dry with a soft towel.
- Take an old toothbrush to scrub the hardware in the bowl. The items should be rinsed under cool water, then dried with a towel.
- A piece of sandpaper must be attached to a hand-held power sander. Dull the finish by sanding the flat surfaces of the doors, cabinets and drawer fronts just enough. Also, the decorative details on the cabinets, drawers and doors should be scuffed by hand with a folded sheet of sandpaper.
- Mix the primer with a paint stir stick once opened until no residue remains on the bottom.
- Paint the small details of the cabinets, drawers and doors, once a trim paintbrush has dipped into the primer.
- A small paint tray must be filled with primer. Slowly apply an even coat to the cabinets, drawers and doors after you have rolled the foam paint roller through the primer. As recommended by the manufacturer, or simply overnight, let the primed cabinet pieces dry.
- The doors and drawers could be turned over to add primer to the reverse side. Once dried, another coat of primer should be applied to all surfaces.
- The primed cabinets, drawers and doors must be sanded lightly by hand. Take a rag to wipe off the sanding dust.
- Once opened, mix the antique white paint, which is used for painting your kitchen cabinets, with a paint stir stick until no sediment is left on the bottom.
- As you did with the primer coat, also paint the details and corners of the cabinets, drawers and doors.
- A small paint tray must be filled with antique white paint. Apply an even coat over the flat spaces of the cabinets, drawers and doors once a new foam roller has passed through the paint. Paint the reverse side once it has dried.
- The hinge hardware on the cabinets and doors can be reinstalled now, slide the drawers back into place, the door and drawer knobs, handles and pulls could be reattached, too.
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