How to Paint a Kitchen Cabinet with a Paint Sprayer in Three Easy Steps!


Redecorating the house is always a fun thing to do. It’s a good way to spice things up a bit, and it also gives you something to channel your creative energy into. Some of the wealthier homeowners even renovate their entire homes just to make it suit their current tastes.

But you don’t have to spend millions of dollars to achieve that sense of innovation. Sometimes, all it takes is a little reinvention.

And no, we don’t mean replacing all the furniture – though you can certainly do that. What we’re saying is try to change the colors a little bit! For example, if your kitchen cabinets are looking a bit dull, then why not make it look new all over again? With a fresh coat of paint, you can make it look like you just bought it yesterday. Repainting your things can spell a huge difference, especially if you’re feeling a gloomy and dreadful vibe for seemingly no reason. It’s probably because you’re sick and tired of what you’re seeing every day. Give your mood a boost by changing exactly that.

Today we’re gonna teach you how to paint your kitchen cabinet using a paint sprayer. We’re not even going to consider using a paint brush, because not only is that more tiring, you will likely get uneven layers and unwanted drips and brush marks.

For this process we’re going to use an HVLP (high volume, low pressure) paint sprayer. Go see the difference between an HVLP and an airless paint sprayer by clicking here.

These helpful machines are perfect for painting delicate things that have nooks and crannies, such as door handles and furniture.

Let’s get started.

  1. Preparing the Cabinet

The first thing you wanna do before painting your cabinets is sand and clean them. You won’t get a sleek-looking cabinet even after it is repainted if it does not feel sleek and shiny in the first place. A light sanding would do. Afterwards, simply clean the insides and the exterior of the whole thing. Use a high quality deglosser too.

Next up, remove the doors. Trust us, it is so much easier to paint every part of your kitchen cabinet if you remove the doors first. We’d recommend numbering them somehow to get an idea of which goes which after the painting job is done. Keep all hinges and screws somewhere safe and somewhere you won’t lose them – preferably in a Ziploc bag.

  1. Taping up the Kitchen

After removing the doors, it’s time to start taping everything up. Use old newspapers to cover everything you don’t want to get paint on. Tape up the floor, the ceiling, and the walls surrounding the cabinets. This is harder than it sounds, but it’s worth it when you finish and see that none of your walls got caught up in your painting extravaganza.

If you don’t plan on painting the insides of the cabinet, tape that up too.

Now that that’s ready, you must prepare a place where you can spray the cabinet doors and drawers safely. This can be done in your garage, or somewhere outside where you can tape up everything that’s exposed.

  1. Priming and Painting

The next step is priming and painting. Prime the outside edge of the door with a narrow spray, making sure that you cover the outside edges of the door. Afterwards, just fill in the center area to ensure complete coverage. After priming, take the door out to dry. Do this with the rest of the doors until everything is primed – then proceed to painting the things with your chosen color, making sure it doesn’t contrast the rest of your home’s interior decoration, unless that’s what you were going for.

This process, including the drying, may take you an entire day or two. Make sure to clean the HVLP spray gun after each day of use. It’s important to read the manual on how to properly clean your paint sprayer, otherwise you might break it.

So once you’re done with the doors, go with priming and painting the rest of the cabinet. Two layers of paint should do, just make sure you spray it evenly. And be careful with drips because you’re working against gravity on this project while you’re painting those cabinets.

Once everything is dry, reinstall the doors, and enjoy what you’ve created. Life’s less boring now, isn’t it?

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