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Learn how to paint cabinet doors in the best way

First, label all your doors and cabinets. (Do not remove a single door until it’s labeled! I promise this step is worth the few minutes it takes.) Then remove the hinges and knobs. 

Clean the doors with a good degreaser, such as Krud Kutter. Sand thoroughly. You want to remove all the gloss from the previous surface so the primer and paint can adhere well. 

Clean well. I used a vacuum cleaner attachment, then a microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol. Do not use water or it will raise the grain of the wood, which interferes with a smooth finish.

Roll on primer onto flat surfaces, then use the brush to apply a light coat into all the molding edges.

Caulk any open seams between the panels and the molding. Allow caulk to dry completely. This seems like a small detail, but it really makes a difference in the finished product!

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