TOUCH UP CHIPPED CABINET PAINT DIY

Are your painted cabinets showing a little wear? You don't have to completely repaint them. Let me show you how I touched mine up the easy way!

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

– Painted cabinets with chipped paint – Cleaner 320 grit sandpaper Primer  – Paint – A great paintbrush

HOW TO TOUCH UP CHIPPED CABINET PAINT 

HOW TO TOUCH UP CHIPPED CABINET PAINT 

Before you can paint anything, even if you only have a tiny touch-up, you have to start by cleaning the surface. I like to use a spray bottle filled with water and dawn dish soap. 

SAND ANY CHIPPED AREAS You may need to remove cabinet knobs first. Lightly sand any chipped areas using a small piece of high-grit sandpaper.  320 grit sandpaper works well for this.

PRIME IF NEEDED If you are using a paint that does not require primer you can go right to paint. If you are using latex paint, it may be a good idea to use a primer before painting. Use a small paintbrush to paint a thin coat of primer only where bare wood is showing through.

PAINT YOUR CHIPPED CABINETS Use a small paintbrush to apply your touch-up paint to your cabinets. Dip your brush into your paint and then wipe any excess paint off on the lip of the paint can.

ADD A SECOND COAT OF PAINT Let dry then add a second light coat of paint. Allow it to dry, and repeat until your chipped areas are blended seamlessly into the rest of the cabinets.

REATTACH THE HARDWARE The final step is reattach any hardware you removed and you are done! It may take up to thirty days to fully harden, so be gentle with your cabinets for the first few weeks.

Get the full step-by-step tutorial here.

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