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As with the primer, spray paint is your best bet in this situation. Once your paint has dried, you can reinstall your cabinets.
We moved to our new house a little over a week ago. First, I removed all the doors and drawers and then I removed the hardware – hinges, pulls and screws. I had no idea it was copper until after the hardware sat in de-greaser overnight. I screwed the hinges back onto the doors and made a trip to Lowe’s.
Primer is essential when working with metal cabinets.
Of course, it is an essential part of any painting project, but it is particularly important when you are working with metal.
I let the cabinet doors and drawers dry/cure for almost a week. 🙂 Th fabric is a temporary fix for the appliance garage.
I am modifying the doors from where the cooktop used to be to go in this spot.
I wanted to preserve the beautiful copper hardware, so I used painter’s tape to cover up the hinges before I painted.
On the very last warm-ish day of the year, I laid out all the drawers and doors and got my painting on with my paint sprayer. I had them all primed with Zinsser oil based primer within 15 minutes.
When you remove the cabinet from the plastic bag, you can remove the remaining bits of paint.
A wire brush is the best tool for this, but you may need to use steel wool to completely remove the paint.
Painting your metal kitchen cabinets is not only non-destructive, but also very simple. Paint stripper has a tendency to evaporate before it can complete its task.