Learning about your kitchen cabinets means knowing what they are made of, what paint or stain they have on them, and if they have any damages.
You can paint over painted cabinets, but if the paint is in poor condition we recommend using a paint stripper, brush, and plastic peeler to remove it before painting.
Prepping the space involves clearing off the counters, removing everything from the cabinets, and setting down drop cloths/tarps.
When removing the doors and drawers you may want to label the parts and put any smaller screws in labeled bags. This makes putting them back together easier.
Repair any cracks or dents before you paint. If you don’t they may show up through the paint and become more noticeable. Wood filler and a putty knife can heal most damages.
Clean then sand the cabinets to give them texture for the paint to stick to. It also helps with any uneven parts. You can also use a liquid deglosser instead of sanding. If you do sand them make sure to clean them again so no sawdust gets under the paint.
Prime the cabinets and then paint them with an angled brush for the detail work and a mini roller for the larger areas.
Then your cabinets could go through a transformation like this: