Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets with A new coat of paint can make worn, tired kitchen cabinets look new again. This is much cheaper than purchasing new cabinets. Thorough preparation is the key to a successful repainting project: Remove the doors and hinges from the cabinets, clean the cabinets with a cleanser, sand the surfaces, “scuff it” to make the new paint adhere. After sanding, vacuum the dust.
Prime the cabinets with tint to match the color you are going to finish with. Apply the paint in thin light coats. When the primer is dry, after about 4 hours, sand the cabinet door and remove the dust with a tack cloth. Make sure you have a smooth surface for you final coat of paint. Primer plus 2 coats of paint should complete the job.