- Cover the kitchen cabinets with masking paper. Tape down the edges of the masking paper using painter's tape.
- Access the areas above the kitchen cabinets by scaling a stepladder or a step stool.
- Cover surfaces adjacent to the tight spaces above the cabinets, including the tops of the cabinets and the ceiling line, with painter's tape.
- Pour 1 gallon of paint into the 2-gallon painter's pail.
- Apply paint to the tight spaces above the kitchen cabinets using a long-handled latex paintbrush.
Things You Will Need
- Masking paper
- Blue painter's tape
- Heavy-duty fabric drop cloths
- Stepladder or step stool
- 2-gallon painter's pail
- Long-handled latex paintbrush
- Long-handled paintbrushes are ideal for painting tight, hard-to-reach spaces. However, they can be difficult to control. Be sure to thoroughly cover adjacent areas with painter's tape to prevent unintentional messes.
- If you are having trouble reaching the tight spaces to apply tape, you can put one foot on the cabinets while maintaining most of your weight on the ladder. This will allow you closer access, so you can fit your arm into the small area above your cabinets. However, be sure the cabinets are covered with masking paper, first, and do not stand on the cabinets with both feet.