Monday, November 23, 2015

Paint Kitchen Cabinets Espresso Brown

This past week I created an espresso brown wood grain on a set of island cabinets in a kitchen.  This project really came out great.  The butcher block on the island is new also.  This first photo is the completed island.

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The next two photos are the before pictures.  The built-in wine rack was a challenge to get around.  The second picture here I had already taken off the doors and drawer fronts.





The first step is to clean the kitchen cabinets really well.  In the kitchen they are going to have cooking oils and grease on them no matter how well they are kept clean.  So what I do is wash them down really well with a degreaser then rub some 320 grit sandpaper over the all the surfaces.  Once I tack that I prime the cabinets.  The next three photos show the island primed.  I take home the doors and drawer fronts to do at home.






 After the primer is dried I apply the base coat of paint as you can see in the next photo.


Once the base coat has dried over night I tape off the panels on the back side of the island so I can paint the espresso wood grain on.  With the three panels there I tape off the top and bottom and then paint the vertical wood grain in across all three at once.



 Once the vertical grain painting is dried I re-position the tape and paint the horizontal wood grain pattern on.


The following photos are of the finished product.








3 comments:

  1. Robert,
    This looks good. What were the colors used?

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    1. As you can see from the photos I used a medium dark gray primer, then the base coat of paint is a Sherwin Williams color called Turkish Coffee, then I created the wood grain with a SW black color called Tricorn Black. Hope this helps.

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    2. By the way the black was thinned down some.

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