You just bought a new house and you like it, but the kitchen does need to be updated. You have been living in the house for a long time, now you are just tired of how your kitchen looks. You just want to change. For many people, changing the look and color of the kitchen cabinet is enough and much cheaper than a full kitchen finish.
Of course, there are professionals who will enter and replace these cabinets for you, but if you are willing to give up a few weekends and are happy to use the elbow grease and savvy that we all know deep inside, you can do it yourself.
The first step is to figure out what you want the finished product to look like. If you want the same door, but only on a different finish and new hardware, this will be much less work than you want for all new doors. Maybe you want a raised panel door, or you want a modern and smooth swing door. If you want a new door, you just order them and you will know the required size, because you can measure the old door first. If you choose to use a slightly larger door this time, that's great, just add these sizes to the old door and order.
So you have a new door [or the old door you are repairing]. The first step is to clean the interior of the cabinet and door with mineral spirits and then clean with 50/50 household ammonia and water. Rinse with clean water and let everything dry. Once you have polished the door with an 80-grain wallpaper to remove any collisions, you will have the area you need to paint.
Experts say that they must first paint inside the cabinet and then paint on the door, just as the door has been removed and it is time to put them back, everything else is ready. You work down from the top, remembering that a few thin coats are much better than a thick coat. Once you see the finished product, you will be glad that you took the time.
Hang these doors again and enjoy your new kitchen!