But in short, it’s easy (no sanding or top coat), it makes your cabinets look and feel new and clean, and it brought out the natural woodgrain. Find something modern – like some statement-making square bar pulls and go for it. Ok, so maybe you don’t need to replace the cabinets, but if you have a laminate countertop with a matching 4 inch backsplash, it IS going to be hard to bring your cabinets out of the 90s. Sometimes, with labor, laminate be almost as expensive as solid surface or stone, so go shopping without preconceived notions.
Oh and one container costs about – I did the whole kitchen, the stair railings, shelves, and I still have a good amount leftover. Find something simple with minimal action, and don’t even think about adding a matching backsplash!
If you have an island you need to top, consider a butcher block top that would complement your cabinets.
If necessary, in this case you could paint just the island cabinets, but at least you’re not painting all the cabinets!
Go simple and classic, like white subways and a contrasting grout.
Before I had done anything else, removing the creamy countertop and painting the walls a cool gray-white really made a huge difference in the look of the cabinets.oak or wood cabinets need not be removed or painted.