How To Paint Wooden Kitchen Cabinets And Use Textured Spray Paint To Create Borders

Posted on: 16 September 2016

Sand old, wooden cabinets in your home's kitchen and add bright-colored paint to each one by completing the steps below. Once the paint has dried, use textured spray paint to create a decorative border across the front of each cabinet's door.


  • power drill
  • plastic sheeting
  • hand sander
  • sandpaper
  • emery cloth
  • wood cleaner
  • lint-free cloths
  • painter's tape
  • bright-colored interior paint
  • wooden paint stirrer
  • paint tray
  • paint roller
  • roller handle and frame
  • narrow paintbrush
  • ruler
  • self-adhesive stencils
  • textured-spray paint
  • water
  • clear sealant

Sand The Cabinet Frames And Doors

Use a power drill to remove the screws that are secured to each door. Place the doors on top of a flat surface that is covered with plastic sheeting. Lay pieces of plastic sheeting underneath each cabinet's frame. Use a hand sander that has a piece of coarse sandpaper attached to it to eliminate rough spots on the surface of each wooden frame and door. Move the sander with the grain of the wood as you press firmly against the sanding tool's handle.

If there are any small imperfections in the wood, sand them with an emery cloth. Once the wood is smooth, eliminate sanding dust from the frames and doors by wiping each spot that is affected with a tack cloth.

Clean The Wood And Apply Bright-Colored Paint

Remove visible stains from the wood with wood cleaner that has been sprayed onto a lint-free cloth. Dry the frames and doors with another cloth. Cover handles or any other parts of each cabinet that you do not want exposed to paint with strips of painters tape.

Stir the contents of a can of bright-colored interior paint and pour it into a paint tray. Use a paint roller to apply an even coat of paint to the cabinet frames and doors. Use a narrow paintbrush to cover small details in the wood. Wait for the paint to dry and apply a second coat if more coverage is needed in any areas.

Add Borders And Sealer

Use a ruler to assist with lining up self-adhesive stencils across each cabinet's door. Apply a coat of textured-spray paint to the openings in each stencil. Once the paint has dried, remove the stencils. Use a clean paint roller to apply a coat of sealant to each cabinet door. After the doors have dried, reattach them to the frames with a power drill. The cabinets will enhance the kitchen and provide it with a fresh appearance.