- Empty out your cabinets and give them a cleaning. You don't want to spray-paint over dirt.
- Take off the cabinet doors. This job is easy, but tedious if you have a lot of cabinets.
- Remove the hinges from the cabinets and set them aside.
- Unscrew the cabinets from the wall. You will need a helper for this job. Someone can hold up the cabinet until all of the screws have been undone. Then move on to the next one.
- Sand your cabinets and doors. Use a medium-grit sander and get all the lacquer off. Once you finish, go over them again with a fine-grit sander. They will then be smooth and ready for painting.
- Lay a drop cloth outside and prop up your kitchen cabinet doors with some pieces of wood.
- Shake your spray-paint can well, then hold it about 1 foot away from the cabinet doors and start spraying. Spray from left to right to keep your strokes even. After the first coat is finished, wait for it to dry.
- Spray-paint the cabinets next the same way you painted the doors. You don't need to worry about the back, because it will be up against the wall.
- Add a second coat when the first coat is dry.
- Add a coat of lacquer when the last coat of paint is dry. This will protect the paint. (You can buy lacquer in spray-paint form at your local hardware store.)
- Replace the cabinets and then the doors.
Things You Will Need
- Spray paint
- Drop cloth
- For an even smoother surface, wipe down the cabinets with a wet cloth after your first round of sanding. Let it sit overnight, then finish sanding.