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Masterclass: How to paint kitchen cupboards

Upcycling ideas: How to paint kitchen cupboards

We all spend too long scrolling through socials and admiring other people’s handywork. But what if we told you, it doesn’t take much to create your own Instagram-worthy kitchen? Forget carrying out an entire room makeover, by simply painting kitchen cupboards, you can elevate your space without the hassle or cost of a full renovation.

So, whether your kitchen has begun to look a little tired or you just fancy a change, follow our step-by-step guide, and learn how to paint kitchen cupboard doors to breathe new life into your space.

What’s the best way to paint kitchen cupboards?

The first thing to do before you start your upcycling project is choose the right paint. Dulux Heritage Eggshell is the ideal choice when painting wooden kitchen cupboards because of its high durability and low sheen level. Dulux Heritage Eggshell paint is made from the finest quality ingredients, which means its hard-wearing formula protects wood for years to come and maintains its stunningly smooth finish.

Dulux Heritage Stone Green Kitchen

Image: Dulux Heritage Stone Green

Now you know the best paint to use, here are the tools and steps you need for painting kitchen cupboard doors.

What you’ll need:

  • Dulux Heritage Eggshell
  • Dust sheet
  • Screwdriver
  • Masking tape
  • Degreaser
  • Cloth
  • Sand paper and sanding block
  • Paint stirrer
  • Paint tray
  • Brush
  • Roller

Step 1: Prep for perfection

Start by removing the contents of your kitchen cupboards, then take off any doorknobs or handles. Wrap any hinges and glass with masking tape to protect them from paint. Be sure to put down dust sheets too. This will protect other kitchen surfaces.

Step 2: Clean the surface

You should also wash your kitchen cabinets doors with sugar soap or a strong detergent solution in order to remove grease. Wipe off any residue with a damp cloth and you’ll be left with a smooth surface for painting.

Step 3: Sand the doors down

Leave your kitchen cabinets to dry before sanding them down with fine paper. If there are any imperfections, make sure you fill them with a ready mixed filler and sand the area again.

Step 4: Apply your paint

Apply two coats of Dulux Heritage Eggshell in the colour of your choice (remember you don’t need primer with our eggshell paint). Leave the first coat to dry completely, then sand with a fine paper for a smooth, professional finish. Wipe off any dust with a damp cloth.

Step 5: Finishing touches

When your second coat of Dulux Heritage Eggshell is dry, slowly remove the masking tape off any hinges or glass and secure the knobs and handles back on your cabinets. Then all that’s left to do is admire your work!

If you want your hardware to be as fresh as your newly painted doors, hit the shop for some trendy handles and knobs.

Dulux Heritage Quartz Grey Kitchen

Image: Dulux Heritage Quartz Grey

For more upcycling ideas or how-to guides, head over to Dulux Heritage inspiration, and make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Share your Heritage colour story with us using #MyHeritageHome and tag @duluxheritage.



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