When your cabinets start to show signs of wear, the entire room becomes shabby and dated. However, there is an affordable and simple solution that can enhance the appearance of your kitchen or bathroom by making your cabinets look like new.
At one time, replacing your cabinets was the only option you had to get that desired factory finish. Fortunately, today there are several high-quality paint options that deliver a smooth and unblemished coat of paint that rivals the refinement of brand-new cabinets — and Benjamin Moore COMMAND is at the top of the list.
Exceptional durability, washability and a fast drying time are just a few of the benefits of using Benjamin Moore COMMAND on cabinets in your home.
Refinishing a cabinet requires a little more than a coat of paint. It takes some elbow grease and a few tools on your belt to get the job done. However, it is a task that you can do on your own with minimal guidance.
Getting brand-new cabinets is a much bigger job that will cost more money, but cabinet replacements can be practical in some cases.
If you still aren't sure whether to replace or refinish your cabinets, compare the benefits:
Cabinet painting is the best course of action when the cabinetry is in good shape, you like your current kitchen arrangement and cost is a major factor.
It's time to replace your cabinets when you are building an entirely new kitchen, changing the layout of your kitchen or the cabinet drawers, boxes and doors are worse for wear.
Refinishing your cabinets requires a bit of focus, determination and patience as you work through the process step by step. In the end, you can come out with beautifully redone cabinets that have the same flair and polish as new ones. If your goal is to refinish your cabinets, follow these instructions to get the job done.
After relocating the items inside, the first step to refurbishing cabinets is to remove the doors, drawer fronts and hardware.
Then, wash the doors and drawers with a solution made of equal parts white vinegar and warm water. This will help cut through dirt, grime, grease and wax that has built up over the years. If you run into stubborn residue, add a few drops of dish soap to your mixture and continue scrubbing.
Cabinets are usually crafted with a layer of polyurethane for increased durability. If you are refinishing your cabinets, you will need to use a paint stripper to remove the finish. Be sure to exercise caution when handling these chemicals, and do so in a well-ventilated area.
Once the finish is removed, you can move on to scuffing out scratches and dents. If you are just repainting your cabinets, you should use 220-grit sandpaper and a sanding block to scuff the surface of your cabinet drawers, boxes and doors. This will remove the existing finish and create a texture that will allow the paint to better adhere to the wood.
Use a tack cloth to remove dust and shavings from the cabinets. Keep in mind that any remaining dust will result in a rough and bumpy texture once it's painted over.
Use a degreaser or the water and vinegar mixture to wipe down the cabinets once more before drying thoroughly and moving on to painting.
Typically, you would have to apply a layer of primer before moving on to painting your cabinets. However, self-priming Benjamin Moore COMMAND paint for cabinets can be applied directly to the surface without excessive priming or preparation.
Benjamin Moore Corotech COMMAND cabinets and multi-surface paint is designed to get your projects done faster and more efficiently than ever. With an unbelievably fast drying time and smooth coverage, this paint lets you take on multiple tasks at once with complete confidence in the end result.
The most standout features of Benjamin Moore Corotech COMMAND include:
You can even use this paint in temperatures as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit, so refinishing your cabinets can easily be a winter project.
When it comes to renovating cabinets and sprucing up spaces, Aboff's Paints has the paint and primer you need to get the picture-perfect finish.
With over 90 years of reputable expertise, our legacy for exceptional customer care and quality paint has allowed us to become the largest independent dealer of Benjamin Moore Paint in New York.
Every one of our locations across Long Island has the full Benjamin Moore catalog, so you can color-match, stock up on supplies and get our expert guidance for any DIY project that comes your way.