A DIY Guide to Revamping Your Kitchen Cabinets and Furniture with Ease


Upgrading your kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank or require professional help. With Stone Coat Cabinet and Furniture Paint, you can give your kitchen a fresh, modern look all by yourself. This blog post will walk you through the process step-by-step, from preparation to the final touches.

Why Choose Stone Coat Paint for Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Stone Coat Cabinet and Furniture Paint is specifically formulated for DIY enthusiasts. It’s easy to apply, self-leveling, has a low odor, dries quickly, and, most importantly, it’s durable and designed to last. It’s the perfect choice for giving your kitchen cabinets and furniture a professional-looking finish without the professional cost.

Step-by-Step Guide to a Stunning Kitchen Upgrade

Step 1: Clean and Degrease Your Cabinets

The first step in your kitchen transformation journey is to thoroughly clean and degrease your cabinets. Use Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) to remove all the grime and grease, especially from areas that see a lot of hand traffic. Remember to remove all hardware and mark your doors for easy reassembly.

Step 2: Light Sanding

Once your cabinets are clean, it’s time for a light sanding. This step is crucial for breaking the existing finish’s glaze and ensuring the new paint adheres properly. Use a scotchbrite pad or sanding blocks with a grit of 220 to 320 for the best results.

Step 3: Apply Primer

Applying a primer is essential, especially for hardwood cabinets like oak, to prevent tannin leaching. Stone Coat’s primer is designed to seal in those tannins and ensure a smooth, flawless finish. Two coats are recommended for optimal coverage.

Step 4: Paint Your Cabinets

Now, the fun part begins! Apply Stone Coat’s cabinet paint, formulated for ease of use and excellent results. It can be rolled, brushed, or sprayed on, depending on your preference. Apply two thin coats, allowing sufficient drying time between each.

Step 5: Reassemble Your Cabinets

After allowing the paint to fully dry and cure, it’s time to reassemble your cabinets. This is where your earlier labeling pays off, making it easy to put everything back in its place. Allow the paint to cure for at least 2 weeks before cleaning or scrubbing heavily.


Upgrading your kitchen with Stone Coat Cabinet and Furniture Paint is a cost-effective way to breathe new life into your space. By following these steps, you can achieve a professional-looking finish that brightens up your kitchen and lasts for years. Remember, a successful DIY project is all about patience and preparation. Happy painting!

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Why Choose Stone Coat Finishes?

– Professional Results, Simplified: Achieve a flawless finish with our self-leveling paint. Whether it’s kitchen cabinets or bedroom furniture, Stone Coat Finishes provides a smooth, brushstroke-free surface that rivals professional jobs. Perfect for enhancing the beauty of your kitchen cabinets or bedroom furniture.

– Eco-Conscious and Safe: Experience a safe and eco-friendly renovation with our low VOC emissions water-based formula. Our furniture paint is non-toxic, ensuring the well-being of your family and the environment.

– Durability Meets Style: Stone Coat Finishes offers durable solutions that stand the test of time. Our scratch-resistant, high-adhesion paint ensures long-lasting elegance for your cabinets and furniture.

– Versatility at Its Best: Achieve your desired aesthetic, be it modern or antique, with our versatile paint. Designed for various surfaces and styles, our paint offers a wide range of finishes from satin to gloss. Personalize your space using our extensive palette of custom colors.

– DIY-Friendly Application: Bid farewell to time-consuming prep work! Experience the convenience of our fast-drying, easy-to-apply formula that requires very minimal sanding. Perfect for those looking to upcycle furniture or refinish kitchen cabinets.

0:00 – DIY Cabinet Paint how to intro
0:18 – How to clean cabinets
1:51 – How to sand cabinets to prep for primer
3:28 – How to apply a primer to cabinets
5:28 – Stone Coat Finishes – Applying DIY Cabinet Paint
7:19 – Questions on our Cabinet & Furniture Paint?
8:20 – Pro Tips on painting your cabinets
9:28 – How to re-install cabinets
10:08 – Final results of updating old cabinets with paint


Prepare the surface for Cabinet & Furniture Top Coat (optional step). If needed, lightly hand sand the previous coat of Primer using 220 grit sandpaper or a maroon or green Scotch-Brite pad. Ensure the Paint Color is dry before sanding and wipe away dust with a cloth. This will eliminate imperfections or contaminants from the previous step. If the surface is smooth, you can skip sanding the primer before applying the Base Paint.

Methods of Application: Brush, Roller, or Paint Sprayer.

Sir thoroughly before use with a paint stick. Apply 1-2 uniform coats of Cabinet & Furniture Paint in your color choice as needed for coverage. Allow the first coat to fully dry 2-3 hours before the second coat if needed. Lightly hand sand the previous coat using 220 grit sandpaper or a maroon Scotch-Brite pad to eliminate imperfections or contaminates.

APPLICATION PROCESS: For applying paint color to routed or 3D details of a cabinet door or the intricate perimeter of a cabinet drawer, and the sharp corners of the face frame, utilize an angled nylon paint brush. Keep from overloading the fine details with paint. See our tutorial on our YouTube channel for detailed video instruction. You Got This! Use a ⅛’’ Nap Microfiber roller to apply Paint Color to the flat sections of the cabinet doors, drawers, and face frames. Use your roller length of choice, 4’’, 6’’ or 9’’

CLEAN UP Remove all paint splatters and drips.. Wash all brushes, rollers, and equipment immediately with warm water, use dish soap if desired.

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