The No-Sand Method: How to Paint Cabinets

Rectify the Cupboards

Get a moist cloth and wipe clean the surfaces. You must guarantee that the surface you intend to paint is clean and free of dust and grime. A drop cloth can be used to shield the floor from any spills.

Obtain and remove any and all Handles, Doors, and Drawers

Remove the door handles, pulls, and knobs from the cabinet doors and drawers by unscrewing them. You might want to keep these for future usage, or if you're really strapped for cash, try spray painting them! Remove the cabinet doors by removing their screws from the cabinet frame.

Tape the cabinet exteriors

Put tape on the baseboards, walls, doors, and cabinet fronts. Since I was going to leave the interior of the cabinets white, I taped there, too. To add on, I did use wood filler where it was necessary.

Get the Engines Warmed Up

Since Behr's Kitchen, Bath, and Trim is a very good acrylic paint, start by applying a decent primer over it. We are aware that it can cover shiny surfaces, oil-based paints, and even wood.

I will mention that if the cabinets were glossy or had oil-based paint, I was instructed to use around 2 coats to cover them. However, I believed that I could have gotten away with using only one coat of paint due to the incredible coverage.

Wait for the primer's drying time

To give the primer adequate time to dry, I waited at least a few hours before beginning to paint. Since the primer is so crucial to the success of the entire endeavor, I was particularly careful to ensure that it was properly applied.

Do some painting!

Painting the final layer can begin once the primer has dried. It's gratifying to add color to the white primer.

I should have used better paint for the final layer, but I skimped. If I had gone with this, I think I could have gotten away with one or two coats and still had adequate coverage. As an alternative to applying additional coats, consider using a paint of higher quality if possible.

Let the Top Coat Dry before Moving On

Do not reassemble anything until the paint has dried fully. I gave it a night to dry, and I couldn't be happier with the results!

If you decide to paint your cabinets with Behr's Chalk Paint, there is one extra step you must take. You'll need to apply wax over the top of the paint because it's chalk paint. The end result, nevertheless, is stunning and will last for decades.