Do you want to spruce up your outdated kitchen cabinets and want to bring it into the 21st century kind of vibe? Rather than replacing them, a more straightforward and budget-friendly solution is to paint them. When you paint kitchen cabinets, it’s a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. But I’m here to tell you that it is so worth it! With Fusion Mineral Paint, you can quickly transform an outdated kitchen into your very own personalized dream kitchen!
Knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets using Fusion Mineral Paint is the ideal DIY solution if you want to remodel your kitchen without spending a lot of money effortlessly. Simply choose the right color and get creative to give your kitchen cabinets a high-quality finish that won’t break the bank. So, here are the top tips on how to paint kitchen cabinets.
Let’s Get Started!
Painting cabinets is time-consuming and labor-intensive, but preparation is extra vital in a kitchen because grease is likely to be present in your kitchen cabinets. Not to mention that your kitchen cabinets repel and resist practically anything that comes into contact with them, including food, dirty hands, oil, water, and even paint! So be sure not to skip this part of the process.
Here are the steps on how to prep your kitchen cabinets:
Step 1: Remove All Hardware
Before you begin, I recommend removing all your cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware so that you can thoroughly paint all areas of your cabinets. Set them aside where the paint won’t reach them to avoid getting them stained unexpectedly.
Step 2: Clean Cabinets with TSP Alternative
I recommend Fusion TSP Alternative since it does not require rinsing or using gloves. In addition, it doesn’t interfere with paint adherence. Simply follow the directions on the bottle. It’s pretty simple and shouldn’t take you more than an hour. It will aid with the removal of grease and grime from your cabinets.
If you are not using Fusion TSP, please rinse your cabinets before proceeding to the next step. First, allow the TSP Alternative to dry thoroughly., then you may proceed to the following step.
Step 3: Quickly and Lightly Sand the Surface
You can use the 220 grit Fusion Sanding Pad. If you use regular sandpaper or a sander, you can use 150-220 grit. If the old paint is sound and well-adhered, there is no need to remove it altogether; only roughen the surface to provide the new color with a solid, clean base for better adhesion. Once done, use a tack cloth to wipe away any dust from the cabinets.
Note: If you have a synthetic finish on your surface, such as laminate or melamine, yet it is still gleaming, Ultra Grip is your best buddy! Allow one coat of Ultra Grip to cure for 12 hours before applying your paint. If your surface was varnished wood that you sanded and removed most of the gloss, you might simply put the color over the top!
Step 4: Primer/Bonding Agent
Not all surfaces require the use of a primer or bonding agent like Ultra Grip. However, remember that bleed-through happens when your cabinets show through the original color as you start to paint. The bleeding typically occurs with knotted mahogany, cherry, oak, and pine. So take note of the kind of wood you’re working with to get an idea of whether or not you’ll need a primer, a bonding agent, or both.
With Fusion Mineral Paint, you do NOT need to use primer on your cabinets before painting. Their paints have exceptional adherence and long durability and are entirely different from latex paint.
Begin the Painting Process
After doing all the prepping, you are now ready to paint! We recommend using the Fusion Velour Roller with one of the Staalmeester Brushes to achieve a sprayed-on effect with no brush strokes. You can use the Staalmeester #18 Pointed Sash Brush to get into edges and holes where the roller couldn’t reach.
Here are steps on how to paint your cabinets:
Step 1: Choose Your Paint Color
Choose the color you want to use. The Fusion Mineral Paint comes in various color selections that will undoubtedly satisfy your dream kitchen makeover, and it is simple to use. It may be a little thinner/runnier than some of your previous paints, but the coverage is EXCELLENT. In addition, there are minimal (if any) brush strokes.
Step 2: Apply the Paint
Begin by painting the inner edges and openings of the face frames, then the outer cabinet sides, and finally the fronts of the face frames. This technique helps you work efficiently in less crucial areas while also seeing and correcting any drips or streaks on the most apparent sections.
For the best results, apply 1 to 2 coats, allowing 4-12 hours between coats. FusionTM Mineral Paint offers excellent coverage, but it’s usually preferable to apply two coats rather than attempting to do it all in one heavier coat. Once you have full range, allow the paint to dry.
Step 3: Extra Layer of Protection
Fusion Mineral Paint has a built-in top coat, so no additional coat is required! In addition, Fusion has an extraordinarily durable coating by using just 100% acrylic, and it is water-resistant; you can easily rinse away any oil, food, and dirty finger stains.
You can add extra protection to the paint by using a topcoat or hemp oil. For Fusion lighter colors, we recommend Fusion Mineral Paint Tough Coat. However, that product can leave a milky haze in dark colors.
Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets with Fusion Mineral Paints
Painting kitchen cabinets can be tedious work, and you can easily hire a professional to do it for you. However, if you’re up for the challenge and want to save money, you should do it yourself. You’re one step closer to your dream kitchen transformation now that you’ve read our top tips on how to paint kitchen cabinets.
Join us for a Fusion Mineral Paint Workshop to learn the entire process from start to finish. Learn about the various finishes that you can get for your kitchen cabinet Fusion Mineral Paint project.