How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

Refinish kitchen cabinets instead of spending a fortune on brand new cabinets. Learn how to refinish kitchen cabinets below!

 

Step 1: Remove the Cabinet Hardware
Remove any items in cabinets or drawers, and then remove the hardware from drawers and take off the cabinet doors and drawer faces.

 

 

Step 2: Take Down the Cabinet Boxes
Take down the cabinet boxes carefully.

Refinish Kitchen Cabinets - Take Old Ones Down

 

 

 

Step 3: Apply Wood Putty to Divots or Holes
Fill any unwanted divots or holes on the doors and drawer faces with wood putty.

Refinish Kitchen Cabinets - Apply Wood Putty to Holes

 

 

 

Step 4: Sand the Cabinet
Sand cabinet doors, drawer faces, cabinet faces and frames to eliminate old paint, varnish or gloss.

Refinish Kitchen Cabinets - Sand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Paint the Cabinet Doors
Paint or varnish the doors to the desired finish and replace handles and hardware on drawers and doors and reattach to cabinets.

Tip: Paint from top to bottom to minimize drips.

Refinish Kitchen Cabinets - Reinstall