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How to Change Colour of Gloss Kitchen Doors and Drawers

How to Change Colour of Gloss Kitchen Doors and Drawers

When you want a fresh look for your kitchen, you don't always need to invest in brand new units.

A simple change in colour of your existing gloss kitchen doors could be just what you need to breathe new life into the heart of your home.

Welcome to our guide on how to change the colour of gloss kitchen doors.

Let's dive into the steps you can take to transform your kitchen space, saving both time and money.

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How to Change the Colour of Gloss Kitchen Doors and Drawers

Shaking things up in your kitchen might seem like a mammoth task, but there are indeed a variety of ways to change the colour of your gloss kitchen doors.

Whether you're looking for a professional finish, a DIY project, or a full-on renovation, we've got you covered.

1. Hire a Professional

If you prefer a flawless finish without lifting a finger, hiring a specialist is a great option.

These professionals come equipped with their spray painting tools, knowledge, and expertise to transform your kitchen doors with precision and finesse.

Yes, it does involve a bit of investment, but for the convenience and quality, it might just be worth it.

2. DIY Painting

Fancy yourself a bit of an artist or just love the satisfaction of a job well done?

Why not paint your kitchen doors yourself?

You'll need to prepare the surface correctly, removing any grease or dirt, then lightly sand to ensure the new paint adheres well.

With a bit of patience and the right tools – quality paint brushes, good paint, and maybe a drop cloth for any spills – you can make your kitchen doors look brand new.

(More details on this further down)

Just remember, it’s all about the prep work!

3. Buy and Install New Doors

The third option, which could be particularly appealing if your doors are showing signs of wear and tear, is to buy new ones.

This allows you to choose from a wider range of colours and finishes, maybe even updating your style in the process.

You can then fit these new doors onto your existing kitchen cupboards, giving the appearance of a full kitchen remodel without the hefty price tag.

So there you have it, three viable ways to change the colour of your gloss kitchen doors.

Now it's over to you - which route will you take on your kitchen's journey to a new look?

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How to Paint Gloss Kitchen Doors to Change the Colour

Transforming the colour of your gloss kitchen doors by painting them can be a rewarding DIY project.

Here's how to achieve that professional finish:

Materials and tools that you will need:

  • Gloss paint in your chosen colour
  • Paintbrushes or a foam roller
  • Sandpaper (medium and fine-grit)
  • Primer (preferably oil-based)
  • Sugar soap or another type of degreaser
  • Masking tape
  • Drop cloth
  • Paint tray

Step 1: Preparation

First, you'll need to clean the doors thoroughly with sugar soap or a degreaser to remove all surface grease and grime.

Then remove the doors from the cabinets along with any handles or hardware.

Step 2: Sanding

Lightly sand the surface of each door with medium-grit sandpaper.

This is to create a 'key' so the primer and paint will adhere better to the surface.

Wipe down the doors with a damp cloth to remove any dust after sanding, and let them dry thoroughly.

Step 3: Priming

Apply a coat of primer to each door.

This will ensure the paint sticks well and provides a smooth base for the gloss paint.

Let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 4: Painting

Pour your gloss paint into a paint tray.

Using a paintbrush or foam roller, apply the paint in thin, even strokes, following the grain of the wood.

It's best to apply several thin coats rather than one thick one, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next.

Step 5: Reassembly

Once the final coat of paint is completely dry, reattach the hardware and hang the doors back onto the cabinets.

Voila! You've got yourself a brand-new looking kitchen!

Remember, patience is key in this process.

Don't rush between coats, allow it to dry properly, before adding the next coat.

If you’re on the slightly impatient side and wanted to speed things up, you could use a hairdryer to help with the drying process but make sure you don’t get too close with the heat, or focus on one area for too long otherwise you will leave marks.

Where Can You Buy New Kitchen Doors for Existing Kitchen Cabinets?

At JMT we have a whole range of replacement doors to suit any size, model and theme of kitchen.

Our replacement doors range from £18.20 a door right up to £320.00 a door.

We have a wide variety of styles which include Zola, Strada, Kensington, Madison and Aldana.

We also offer a bespoke range for those looking for an off the shelf look.

Every door is cut to precise and hand finished to ensure that you get a top quality door without the premium price tag.

Why not head on over to our replacement door section on our site for more information.

Tips From an Expert Kitchen Fitter

Replacing your doors on your kitchen can be an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a much needed facelift.

However there’s a few things you ought to consider before choosing your replacement doors.

What state are your current cabinets in?

If they’re started to peel, crack or have warped then fitting a new door isn’t the right solution.

Making sure you get the right look, colour and finish.

You need to make sure that the new doors match the look of your existing kitchen.

You order the right size doors and ensure you have the hinges on the right side.

Final Notes On How to Change the Colour of Gloss Kitchen Doors and  Drawers

When considering a colour change for your gloss kitchen doors, there are a few important steps you must take.

Firstly, decide on the method that suits your needs and skills.

This could be a do-it-yourself (DIY) painting, hiring a professional to do a spray paint job, or entirely replacing the doors.

The choice will largely be dependent on your budget, time, and desired outcome.

If you decide to go down the DIY route, preparation is crucial. Carefully clean, sand, and prime the doors before you start painting.

This step may also be necessary if you opt to use a professional, as they might require you to remove the doors and hardware ahead of time.

Choosing the right paint is another important aspect. If you're doing the job yourself, select a paint that is specifically designed for kitchen cabinets.

Also, consider the overall style of your kitchen when deciding on a colour.

Hiring a specialist for a professional spray paint job is a good alternative, especially if you want an even, smooth finish.

A reputable specialist can complete the job efficiently, saving you time and energy.

Lastly, take a good look at your doors. If they are worn or damaged, replacing them entirely might be the best option.

Though it may be more expensive, replacement can give your kitchen a brand new look and add value to your home.

 Phil Tuddenham

Author - Phil Tuddenham

Philip Tuddenham is the force behind JMT Trade Ltd. Philip stepped into the family business in 1998, and has taken JMT to new heights.

He has decades of expertise and experience in designing, manufacturing and installing kitchens, bathrooms, domestic and commercial furniture.

In 2007, Philip broadened JMT's horizons. Introducing new ranges and diversifying into new territories such as media walls and school furniture.

While embracing this innovation, JMT remained true to its origins, continuing to provide excellent bedrooms and bathrooms.

Under Philip's leadership, the company continues to uphold its long-standing tradition of exceptional customer service and high-quality products.