White Cabinets Kitchen Design-I will be painting my kitchen cabinets and I will be using the. Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations cabinet coding system and the reason why I chose to do this is that I did not want to sand. We've been in this. house for five years and this is what my cabinets look like now.
I have stuff there on the bottom and so I'm we're just going to get right to. it. so first off and I did this last night I washed with soapy water. the cabinets that are directly over the stove because when you're cooking it. leaves a film in the kit says you want to make sure that they're nice and clean. so before you do the deglossing step which is actually the first step. you know it'll help.
so yeah so I'm going to do a before and you know what. normally I'll say this normally people I mean they do advise you to do is take. all your stuff out of the cabinets and I started with that was like you know what. I don't think so so this is what I'm going to attempt to do this with things. in my cabinet going to be very careful if I see that it's not going to work. then. but yeah we have stuff everywhere. so anyway I'm going to see if I can do this the most time and cost. efficient way. so let's do it from here so this is the before...let me close these cabinets.
this is the before. hopefully, after we look pretty good. and so first off you want to clear space I've seen some people use the garage but. it's entirely too hot here in Texas so I'm going to be doing the top cabinets. I'm gonna be doing these in sections since I'm doing it myself. so what I've done is I've basically blocked my kids in with my hubby over there. and I have two tables that I can utilize after I clear them off and then. this space on the floor that I'll be putting the cabinets on to dry and coat. and dry you know.
so first things first I'm going to go ahead and remove the cabinet doors and I will show you. you want to number each cabinet and with any hardware that comes off the cabinet. I'm going to put it in the corresponding number so here we go. ok so here we just went ahead and number each cabinet door that we removed and we. already began to take off the hardware. so again it's really important that you number your cabinets and put any. hardware coming off of each door into a corresponding. remember that yeah we're just going to continue taking off the hardware placing. it in the corresponding bag. and. and also you want to make sure when you start painting or deglossing or. whatever.
I start with the backside first that when you're drying. eventually, the last step of drying will be your what. what's facing outward where people will be just in case you damage it. you know you want to start with the backside they're here I'm just showing. you all the cabinet doors on the top are removed. first, you want to scrub off the cabinet finish with the deglosser and this is what comes in the Rust-Oleum at it and it also must
step 1. it also comes with I guess the green scrub pad in the kits. So next you are going to wipe the surface with a damp cloth just remove the deglosser. we do degloss you want to make sure you apply a lot of pressure you want. to make sure the finish comes off. ok, so next one with the lint-free cloth you want to dry it off. ok, so this step I kind of got creative and used of my resources pulled some. resources that I already had around the house and to prop up each cabinet door. to properly dry on each side.
we are going to use our mega Lego blocks that my kids use and they work perfect. so yeah we just kind of did like three-point support with the legos and. voila. there you have it a perfect way to prop up your doors to let them dry. ok back to work the next we're going to start with step 2 I'm using a two-and-a-half-inch paintbrush which is what is recommended with this kit and we are going to start painting on the bond coat which is actually the color the pure white color. so here we go. ok, so I'm going to show you after putting on several coats of the bond. coating with the paintbrush. it kind of leaves like this streaky finish.
here's a better view of what I'm talking about. and I just didn't like it I don't like the way it went on so I went and bought it. paint a semi-gloss paint. it's a paint and primer and bought a paint roller of a four-inch little paint. roller. I went ahead and flipped over the cabinet doors we're going to start on the front. side. here we are as you can tell it's a lot smoother the finish is not streaky.
here's a closer look and yeah so it works so you know the kit. was a great idea if you don't want to sand you know you don't want to sand. of the finish because that can be very time consuming and tedious but I just. was not content with the paint so you know I adjusted my project and that's ok. because it's still well within my budget and I'm just going to go and show that. how we finish the frame on top. ok so here's my cute little helper for today. this is day three and we are working on. finally the bottom half of the kitchen cabinet and here I just wanted to give. you a close-up look of how much better the paint goes on with the paint roller.
I also wanted to show you that I'm using a small sponge brush and this came. really handy in getting the little crevices of the cabinet trim and as you. can see it goes on really well with this little sponge brush and it also helps. with any like paint drips. so that's something else you might consider if you're going to be painting. your kitchen cabinet. ok. ok before the big reveal here is the before and tada. this is the after and I absolutely love it. and again I did use the transformation kit but I did not really use the last. step of it and I went ahead and bought my own paint and I'm happy that I did I am content with the outcome.
I do hope that you find this video helpful if you're trying to do you know. a cabinet transformation within a budget. this whole thing cost me less than a hundred and twenty bucks and I not one hundred.