So you want to paint your kitchen cabinets?
Painting your cabinets is such an amazing and budget-friendly way to completely transform your kitchen! Here are the exact products and tools we used to paint our kitchen!
But before you start, don’t forget that you can see our full step-by-step kitchen painting guide here and, if you’re wondering if painting your cabinets is something that really works and will look good for a long time, you might want to check out this post where we share exactly what our kitchen looks like two years after painting it!
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Here are the supplies and tools we used to paint our kitchen!
The Tools To Paint Your Cabinets
We’ve been using the same set of paintbrushes we bought almost 10 years ago and they are still great. We use them for all painting projects and they are easily the best brushes we’ve ever used. We highly recommend them and they will help you achieve a perfect finish!
A good filling knife will make it easy to fill any holes and imperfections.
Don’t forget to protect the areas of your kitchen that you’re not painting. With a good drop cloth, you won’t have to worry about the occasional drip or spill!
You’ll probably have seen this ladder in dozens of our photos. We love it as it’s lightweight and flexible. Best of all, the optional platform that comes with it is ideal if you’re working on something high up for a long time.
We absolutely love this vacuum cleaner. You can attach it to your power tools to suck up dust and dirt while you’re working, it’s pretty much indestructible, lightweight and it’s really affordable, too!
A good set of screwdrivers will come in handy for almost all DIY projects!
The Supplies To Paint Your Cabinets
We love this filler because it’s affordable and really easy to use!
You don’t need to invest in expensive masking tapes! Just a good quality tape will be perfect for this project.
To achieve a perfect finish, you’ll need a selection of different sandpaper grits. 120 grit is ideal to prepare your cupboards, 240 grit for sanding between each coat of paint and 400 grit to give your finished kitchen a final polish.
It’s always important to work on clean surfaces and sugar soap is perfect for preparing your kitchen for painting! It’ll easily remove all dirt to give you an ideal surface to paint.
The Best Primer & Paint To Paint Your Cabinets
Using the right primer is the key to achieving a perfect and long-lasting result! We used this professional primer which we highly recommend! It was easy to work with and adhered to the smooth laminate amazingly well.
As much as we highly recommend the Caparol primer, it can be difficult to get hold of. You’ve probably already seen dozens of other bloggers recommend this primer and it’s a great alternative.
We used Farrow & Ball paint to transform our kitchen cabinets, but there’s no denying that it is expensive. It’s great and help up really well but if you’re sticking to a strict budget, any other high-quality wood paint with a mid-sheen level would work well, too.
We used Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell in Railings on our lower cabinets & the same paint in the colour Dimpse on our upper cabinets.