Modernize Light Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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Light wood kitchen cabinets – can be in your home for a long time, resulting in a desire to update the look of them. The cheapest way to modernize these cabinets is through painting. Light maple wood accepts paint without much preparation. It is a hard, non-porous timber with a tight-grained and smooth, so you do not have to prepare it. Remove the cabinet doors carefully. Loosen the hinges with an electric screwdriver. Remove all hardware of doors and drawers. If you want to reuse the hinges, keep them safely in a bowl.

Pass masking tape on the edges of the light wood kitchen cabinets to protect the walls and ceiling. Cover the counters with newspaper and tape to protect them from paint. Load floor cloths. Mix a few drops of mild detergent in a small bucket of water. Dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and clean the kitchen cabinets to make sure there is no dust or grease residue. Sand the cabinet surface lightly with fine sandpaper. Wipe with a cloth to remove dust from surfaces. Paint all the cabinets with a paintbrush, carefully on the edges and crevices. Take care not to spill ink on the ceiling or other surfaces you do not want to paint. Paint the large surfaces of the cabinets with a roll soaked in paint. Let the first coat dry and then apply a second coat of paint. Whenever possible, get a roller brush on top of the painted surfaces with a slight amount of ink to remove brush marks. Leave the second coat to dry for 24 hours.

Remove all tape and newspaper. Carefully pull the tape from the newly painted surfaces and, if necessary, use a sharp knife to score along the line where the tape meets the new light wood kitchen cabinets so you do not pull the ink surface of the wood. Install the new handles on the doors and drawers using an electric screwdriver and the screws that came with the handles. Put new hinges on the doors if the former are the wrong color or reinstall the old. Screw the door back in the cupboards.

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