(Disclaimer- instead of duplicating my cabinet post for the 1 year update post so I could work on it, I edited it therefore it got deleted... the cabinets were done in October of 2017 and here is my second time writing this post :) )
The cabinet post is here!!
I painted the countertops and backsplash in August of 2017 and then painted the cabinets in October of 2017.
When we initially decided to paint the cabinets we wanted to do as little work as possible so we chose to use Beyond Paint in White which requires NO STRIPING, NO SANDING, NO PRIMING. Um.. amazing! We did the white on the top cabinets and then we did stain our bottom cabinets a darker brown. I saw a cool photo on Pinterest with a two toned kitchen so we tried it out and love it! FYI for the bottom cabinets we DID have to sand to apply the stain.
To see more details how I painted all the different areas I linked them right here and videos are at the end of the post.
HOW I PAINTED MY BACKSPLASH FOR $20: CLICK HERE
HOW I PAINTED MY COUNTERTOPS LIKE CARRARA MARBLE: CLICK HERE
1 YEAR UPDATE: CLICK HERE
BEFORE AND AFTER
BEYOND PAINT KIT CAME WITH:
ADDITIONAL ITEMS WE NEEDED
Another quart of white Beyond Paint: http://amzn.to/2gpfPlS
Simple Green: http://amzn.to/2wJ9Fn0
Cabinet Pulls (black): http://amzn.to/2BKPJCq (6.299)
Here's a guide of how much Beyond Paint you might need.
1 gallon covers 200 sq ft - with two coats that's about 40-48 cabinet fronts and faceframes
1 quart covers 50 sq ft- with two coats that's about 10-12 cabinets front and faceframes
1 pint covers 25-50 sq ft with two coats- that's a medium to large countertop
Sealer pint covers up to 100 sq ft since light coats are recommended.
1. First you need to take your cabinets drawers off and rinse and clean them with Simple Green. Make sure it is now dirt and grease free. It may take a couple rounds if you've never washed your cabinets.
2. Then you need to wait for that to dry and start painting! I started putting some paint in the corners with the paint brush and then used the roller. (no need to mix our stir the paint, and the longer the first coat dries, the better the second coat applies.)
3. We removed the hinges and spray painted them black instead of getting new ones.
4. We then waited 4 hours for the 1st coat to dry and then we applied the 2nd coat. After the 2nd coat dried for 4 hours, we did a 3rd coat because we didn't want ANY oak seeping through. (also did 2 total coats on the inside of the cabinet drawers.)
5. We went over the drawers with 400 sandpaper just to get the bubbles or any imperfections out but you don't HAVE to do this step.
6. We then applied the sealer and wallah!
7. Just install your new handles and you're done!
To really make a kitchen remodel stand out... replace your finishings!!
We got these cabinet pulls from Amazon and they're perfect and it improved the whole room.
Allow the paint 30 days to fully cure before you wash your cabinets.
We did sand and stain these.
THE FINAL LOOK
Hope this helps!!
1 YEAR KITCHEN UPDATE POST HERE
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To purchase Beyond Paint other than from the links above, you can shop at a participating Ace Hardware store or on Acehardware.com or other online retailers here: http://beyondpaint.com/where-to-buy-2/
To learn more about these products visit: Beyondpaint.com
Thank you to Beyond Paint for supplying the paint!