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GardenSMART :: Paint The Inside Of Your Cabinets

Paint The Inside Of Your Cabinets

By Sherwin-Williams
Photographs courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

No doors, no problem – Lose your cabinet doors and open up your kitchen with colorful access to your dishware.

Supplies For This Project

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1. Begin by removing screws from cabinet doors with either a hand screwdriver, or a drill. Then, carefully remove the inside shelves. If using an electric drill, work slowly to avoid damaging any hardware, drawers, or cabinet doors.

Tip: To protect your countertops and floors from paint, cover surfaces with sheets of plastic or paper.

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2. Clean inside the cabinet doors with a sponge and soapy water to remove any dirt or oil before sanding.

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3. After the cabinet has dried, use 220 grit sandpaper to sand the back panels of the cabinet. Wipe off excess dust when finished.

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4. Next, use painter's tape to surround the inside walls of the cabinet to protect from paint and dust.

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5. Use a 2" brush and Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel (In the Navy SW 9178) to carefully edge around the cabinets. Then use a 4" mini roller with ¾ nap to paint the rest of the cabinets, ensuring that the paint is applied as evenly as possible. When working inside the cabinet, have the windows opened to keep the area well ventilated. Remove tape before paint is totally dry.

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6. Let dry and enjoy!

7. The before and after…

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Warning! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in U.S.) or contact your local health authority.

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