Painting kitchen cabinets is a multi-step process that can give you great results — if you do it right! And according to Chris and Lexi Dowding of SwatchOut in Michigan, adequate prep work is the key to success. Labeling your doors, cleaning and prepping the wood, priming, and sanding in between coats of paint are absolutely necessary for a great finished product.
But one thing they say you can skip? You don’t need to sand your cabinets before painting them. In fact, they advise against it. Yes, we realize this may go against everything you’ve ever learned about painting.
Keep reading to find out why they’re anti-sanding and what they do instead.