How to paint kitchen cabinets
There's a lot to do in the modern kitchen: you cook and eat here and spend a lot of time here, so when designing or remodeling your kitchen you should consider both beauty and practicality.
The chemists at Little Greene have developed a color finish for exactly this. Our painting Intelligent Satinwood is the ideal finish for kitchen cabinets. The paint dries to a beautiful satin finish, providing the doors and wooden elements in your kitchen with protection, durability and a velvety touch without being too shiny. So you don't have to choose between beauty and practicality - choose your favorite Little Greene shade and rest assured the paint will withstand the wear and tear of a modern family home.
Prime and prepare
- First remove the handles and then remove the door from the hinge.
- If you are painting new or untreated wood, you must ensure that the doors are completely clean and that resin-rich knots in softwood and any hardwood are sealed with Aluminum Wood Primer or a suitable agent.
- Previously painted wooden elements must be carefully cleaned and sandblasted to remove loose or peeling paint. Wipe the door with a lint-free cloth.
- Apply a coat of Intelligent ASP (All Surface Primer). How to achieve the color you want with fewer coats; In addition, the surface is perfectly primed for painting. After application, the primer dries in two hours.
Can I use Little Greene on vinyl, MDF or already painted doors?
Yes, you can - but you should first configure the interface withIntelligent ASP (our All Surface Primer).
- Make sure the wood is completely dry before painting.
- Stir Intelligent Satinwood thoroughly before use. Apply the first coat evenly and let it dry. Paint the panels in even strokes in the same direction as the grain.
- Doors will be touch dry within 2 to 4 hours, but you will need to wait 4 hours before applying the second coat.
- Apply the second coat of Intelligent Satinwood.
- It is recommended to apply two coats of Intelligent Satinwood to achieve full color depth.
- Once dry, reattach the doors to the hinges and then reattach the handles – done!
Painting tips from our experts
- Paint the panels in even strokes in the same direction as the grain.
- For flat kitchen doors, we recommend a roller with a cover made of short-pile wool for a beautiful result.
- For structured surfaces, choose a slightly longer pile to ensure an even and thorough application of paint.
- Make sure to make all brush strokes in the same direction at the end and to always keep the edges moist.
- Never paint over paint that has already dried, as this will result in unsightly transitions.