Instead of buying expensive new cabinets or paint with a roller, simply recondition your old cabinets with a paint spray. You can paint any kind of closet, stained or painted previously. The paint rollers leave noticeable marks on the doors of it. Spray paint not only looks good on cabinets but saves time and work. Although it may seem difficult, spraying work can be completed in a couple of days, depending on the size of your kitchen.


  1. Remove the doors from the cabinet and frame using a drill. Remove the cabinets from the wall if you can or leave them installed to paint them. If you spray them inside, you will need to mask the top of the counter, floors and windows using tape and plastic.
  2. Prepare a spray area outside. Spread rags on the floor in an open area, away from your house and any shrub, tree or plant. Place an easel with a plywood top, like a table, to locate the cabinet doors. You can place the heavier frames on the rags to paint them.
  3. Place the cabinet doors on the table. Clean them, as well as the cabinets, using a sponge and a mixture of TSP (disodium phosphate) and hot water. The TSP is a cleaning and degreasing agent that will effectively remove the grease and dirt from them.
  4. Fill any dent or hole in the door using wood putty and putty knife. If you are replacing the door frame, fill the holes with putty.
  5. Prepare the paint sprayer. Insert a nozzle 211 into the spray gun. Reduces spray pressure. Spray a thin layer of oil based paint on the doors and cabinets. Keep a distance of 12 inches and a continuous movement while doing it.
  6. Let each door dry before flipping it over. Spray the frames in all directions, stopping them right on rags. Let the base paint dry completely.
  7. Sand the cabinets with a 100 grit sandpaper. You can also use a small orbital sander to speed up the work. Sand on the putty to soften the surface, but do not make it too strong. Clean dust from sanded area.
  8. Spray oil paint on all cabinets and doors. Use a spray nozzle 211 and do not make it strong. Spray a thin layer. Let it dry, and then apply a second coat using the same process. Allow the cabinets to dry completely before installing.
  9. Protect the area around the base of the cabinets and cabinets, if you could not remove them. Protect floors from in front of cabinets with tape. Spread masking paper or plastic over the top of the counter and secure with tape.
  10. Protects appliances, covers vents and plastic entry tape to kitchen, to prevent over painting stains.
  11. Use the same cleaning and sanding methods as in the first section.
  12. Spray base paint thoroughly. Minimizes excess paint by lowering spray pressure. Keep the spray gun 10 inches off the surface to help reduce excess paint.
  13. Spray two hands from the paint to the oil after the base paint has dried. Let the cabinets dry completely before replacing the doors.

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