The 411 On Spray Painting Our Cabinets

Monday, March 12, 2012


This post has been long overdue. We are now in the final stages of our kitchen reno and starting to wrap up a few things. More on that another day but for now I'm going to share how we spray painted our cabinets. So let's get started shall we! First things first was finding a good quality primer. After doing some research we went with Stix, it is acrylic waterborne based and you can find it at Benjamin Moore. As for the paint we decided to go with Cabinet Coat in BM Simply White also waterborne based.


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After making a check list and gathering all of our supplies, we started with mixing of the paint which requires to be thinned out with water no more than 20%, this is so the paint can come out evenly through the spray gun. Once we mixed the paint , we poured it through a strainer to purify the paint and keep out any loose particles.





Matt then built a paint booth in our garage using a canopy tent and surronded it with plastic covers setting folding tables and a fan inside. There are many ways to diy a paint booth so please do plenty of research should you decided to do this type of project. As with any painting project, prepping is the key to a fabulous looking result . Okay moving along.......

Here's a fun fact- seeing Matt in a painters suit and his surgery mask was the highlight of the day! You would think he was preparing to do some type of surgery by the way he looks.



I had no part in the spraying  process but coming from the Mister's personal experience he first did a couple of practice sprays on cardboard to get a rhythm going then started spraying side to side, laying the cabinets flat and holding the spray gun two feet away. He also sprayed the floor with water to keep the dust particles in the air down. We waited about 2 hours, flipped the doors and repeated the same steps. The same process was used for primer.

I prefer the spray paint method for various reasons- one you can do 10 cabinets in about 15 minutes or less and two- you achieve a flawless straight from the factory look. If your nit picky like I am, you won't be dissapointed with spray painting your kitchen cabinets!

Pss.... Pics of our kitchen will be revealed soon, pinky swear!

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12 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what it looks like! I need to repaint my kitchen cabinets too! They look terrible.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!! Have a great week!

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment! I love your blog! Can't wait to see the painted cabinet pictures - I bet they look awesome!

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  3. Your comment made my day. Thank you! I was just talking to my husband about spraying our cabinets. Did you rent the sprayer? What kind did you use? It definitely sounds like you know what you are doing! I know your cabinets look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks for coming over Angie! You are too sweet.

      We actually purchased a Fiji paint sprayer since I will be doing alot of projects but if don't want to invest in one right away I say rent one. You won't be dissapointed and if you have any questions about using one just ask away, I'll be more than happy to help you out!

      Mandy

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    1. Thanks Tiffany, Can't wait to be done, ha!

      Mandy

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  5. I can't wait to see the photos! I love spray paint, but never considered it for inside!
    Stacy

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    1. It is hard work but worth it in the end in my opinion :)

      Mandy

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  6. Oooh can't wait to see them!! Aren't cabinets the WORST!!! We painted ours and I don't know if I could ever do it again... but your way DOES look easier!!

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    1. YES they are Michelle, 5 years ago I painted them by hand and I ask myself why am I doing this again? Even though spray painting is faster it's still time consuming.

      Mandy

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  7. thy painters just spray painted our hall...unbeliveable really..have fun with your kitchen!

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    1. Oh wow, do you have any pics? Would love to see it.

      Mandy

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