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Weekend Project – Kitchen Cabinet Refresh

Weekend project

Kitchen Cabinet Refresh
Breathe new life into your kitchen cabinetry


Remove all the doors and any hardware such as handles and hinges. Remember to number the doors so they go back up in the right order/position.



Thoroughly clean all woodwork with a good cleaner degreaser to remove all grease and oils that normally build up on your cabinets over time. Sand your surfaces with a light scuff sand with 180/220 grit sandpaper and primer with Fleetwood Bloxx-It primer.  Let the primer dry and sand again using a very fine grit sandpaper. Wipe the primed cabinets with a damp cloth to remove any debris before applying your first coat of Fleetwood Advanced Eggshell, Satinwood or Gloss.


Apply the first coat of Fleetwood Advanced in your chosen finish with a 1 inch or 1 and 1/2 inch angled brush to the recessed/detailed areas of the cabinet door without getting the brush marks on the flatter and smoother areas. Next, immediately paint the remaining flat areas of the door with a 4inch microfibre roller and roll over any overlapping brush marks for paint drips to smooth the surface.




Let your first coat of paint dry for 24-48 hours and then apply a second coat in the same manner. Again, wait 24 hours and once dry you can reinstall your existing hardware to complete your kitchen cabinet makeover.