Modern – Painting Kitchen Cabinets Black

Want to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Black?

Thinking about modernizing, updating your kitchen, paint kitchen cabinets Black? Several things to consider before darkening up your kitchen, ensuring a delightful and upscale, modern decor, offering the most luxurious and high-end finishes within the home. Best Tips before Want_to_Paint_Kitchen_Cabinets_Black

going all out, painting your kitchen cabinets Black.

Tips For Painting Black Cabinets Ensures Deep Lasting, Enjoyable Finish

Several tips to put forth, hoping you've thought of as many avenues before actually buying your first gallon of Black paint for your cabinets.

The first question and tip that comes to mind is, does Black go well with your current decorations in the home?

Black Kitchen Cabinets Compliments Current Decor

Many homes possess darker finishes today. Adding Black into the home can be just as rewarding as painting trim White. Having a rich, professional look, which Black offers, if done properly. Black trim is just as inviting in a home, as over having a glass of wine, after a days worth of work. Matching most current decors, Black trim and cabinetry offers your guests a rewarding atmosphere.Painting_Handrails_Eco_Paint_2017

Deciding on which Black color you want to go with, a good rule of thumb would be place your Black color chip, or even better, a larger draw-down sample next to say your dining room furniture, your counter-top, back-splash, plumbing fixtures, flooring, etc. If you see just a hint of Black in those, you can bet Black cabinets in your kitchen will be a nice enhancement, providing it is the right sheen or finish. Having a deep hint of Red in your Black, offers even more unique color choices to consider.

Interior paint sheen & finishes being important to decide; Include Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Pearl, Semi-gloss, High-gloss, depending upon the paint manufacture. Flat having no sheen, moving down the list to High-gloss having the most. Would stay away from Flat, Matte, & Eggshell for cabinetry, as applied right, will bond and hold, but will look dull, and not recommended for regular cleaning day in and day out with only a damp cloth.

  • Flat - Normally used on ceilings, having no paint sheen
  • Matte - Similar to Flat, feeling a bit smoother to touch
  • Eggshell - Looks like Flat from a distance, but touching feels like Satin
  • Satin - Has the slightest paint sheen, very durable on walls
  • Pearl - Similar to Satin, not near the sheen as Semi-gloss, can be used on trim
  • Semi-gloss - Used on trim, doors, handrails, woodwork including all cabinetry
  • High-gloss - For anything you wish to bring attention to, including any/all trim

Another reason not having a duller paint finish is your wanting to show-off these cabinets to yourself and others. The best way to do this is having a higher gloss paint finish. More expensive, harder to work with, which is why the majority Have mentioned in other articles, the best procedure applying this paint you have chosen is by spray. Spraying kitchen cabinets is similar to a car finish down to the slightest detail.

Important Tips, Tinting Primers Before Painting Cabinets Black

Another important tip before painting cabinets especially Black is tinting your primer first. Having a grey high bonding primer will not only bond to your cabinetry properly, being a must, but will allow Black finish coats to lay properly, having more consistency for a deep dark paint finish. When painting kitchen cabinets White, best to use primer right out of Important_Tips_Tinting_Primers_Before_Painting_Cabinets_Blackthe can, pure White, with no tint needed. This is a trick most painting contractors use, making the final outcome superb.

  • Below is Our List of Tasks, Painting Kitchen Cabinets Black
  • Leave Cabinet Doors and Drawers in Place
    Doors and drawer fronts must be painted, and if you remove from hinges, you have to rehang somewhere to paint all surfaces, so the idea of taking doors off, requires even more work you have in front of you.
  • Clean All Future Paint Surfaces with a Lacquer Thinner
    Wiping down with a premium Lacquer Thinner removes all contaminates including oils, grease, and particulates hard to see with a naked eye.
  • Wiping Dry with Clean Cloth
    Lacquer Thinners dry very quickly, but wiping down with a clean cloth is best.
  • Mask every Detail Not Wishing to Have Paint
    Spraying kitchen cabinets, every spot, edge not masked will be painted, so be very detailed with this section. Using a sharp razor knife, cutting excess tape is best.
  • Spray Primer
    See Above. Allowing to dry overnight, 24 hours dry time. Very important, allowing primers to Grab to varnish, and slick surfaces.
  • Spray Finish Coats
    Painting Black cabinets and trim by spraying for best paints, 2 coats, wet on dry. Normally allowing each coat to dry overnight.Painting_Black_Cabinets_Trim_Painting
  • Unmask Kitchen Cabinets
    Carefully pull away plastic, tape, and masking paper, as new fresh paint is tender. Take your time with this, using razor knife to your benefit.

Can I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding?

Yes you can! All cabinets in your kitchen and bathrooms having a lacquered, sealer, or varnish finish requires no sanding whatsoever. Does require a very detailed cleaning, no matter how discriminate and clean the cook is. Oils from cooking, tiny splatters must all be removed before any primer and paint is applied. You will be in the best of hands Can_I_Paint_My_Kitchen_Cabinets_Without_Sandingpurchasing this primer, developed back in the early 90's, just for this reason. Painting cabinets without having to scuff sand the slick varnish first. Doing all your prep work which entails cleaning and masking is probably 90% of the job. Once you have that completed, spraying this XIM high bonding primer on your cabinets first, will ensure you are doing it right, without even having to sand!

XIM Advanced Technology UMA®Brand White

UMA’s advanced technology has both primer and adhesive-like properties. A quick drying, white bonding primer / sealer that provides excellent adhesion. Can be tinted. for tough-to-paint surfaces: glass, tile, Formica, metals, many plastics, wood and other construction materials including Kynar® and silicone polyester pre-coated siding.


Best Cabinet Paints Available Painting Kitchen Cabinets Black

Using the very best paints available for your Black cabinets, will ensure many years of enjoyment. Cabinet paints recommended below, ensures a quality kitchen cabinet painting job from the get-go. Having many years of durability, proper adhesion and leveling will look like those cabinets were painted in the factory, having a hard car finish, and not some fly-by-night painting job. We have painted many kitchen and bathroom cabinets over the years for our clientele, and not one warranty question speaks highly.


ProClassic® Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel is a tough and durable coating that enhances the look of doors, trim, cabinets and furniture. Excellent adhesion, flow, and leveling, non-yellowing and a unique wet and dry hide makes ProClassic® a perfect choice.

Benjamin Moore™ 

ADVANCE® Interior Paint

A premium quality, waterborne alkyd paint that offers a full line of durable high-end finishes ideal for doors, trim and cabinetry.

Hope you've enjoyed reading our experience painting kitchen cabinets Black, knowing this is a tremendous amount of work for any painting contractor involved pulling this off professionally. Would like to hear your comments below, modernizing and updating your kitchen. Inviting you to share & leave comments below!

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