Do cabinets that weren't sanded or primed before they were painted stand the test of time? Find out how our DIY painted kitchen cabinets have held up! All your questions (and some you didn't know you had) are answered.
This post has been a LONG time coming! I get asked at least 20 times per week how our DIY painted kitchen cabinets are holding up and today, I am going to tell you! But first, let's explore why people are so darn curious. I am pretty sure it's because our DIY painted kitchen cabinets were done without sanding OR priming. Yep, that's right! We wanted professional results with the least amount of work possible and that's exactly what we got. You can see our step-by-step tutorial on how to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding or priming here. And if you are new to my blog, here's a side-by-side comparison of what I am talking about.
Now, let's answer those BURNING questions about our DIY painted kitchen cabinets that people keep asking me.
How are they holding up?
Y'all, these bad boys are holding up BEAUTIFULLY. I've put together a video tour to show you just how serious I am. You can check it out–just scroll down a bit further.
Can you still see the wood grain?
Yes, but it doesn't bother me one bit. I have some good footage of how much you can see the wood grain in the video, so be sure to check it out.
Are they easy to clean? Does cleaning them damage the finish?
They are SUPER easy to clean and it doesn't damage the finish at all. Want proof? Watch the video :)
Did you sand between coats of paint?
Did you sand between coats of the topcoat?
For the proof that the cabinets are still holding up beautifully, watch the video below (the video will play after a brief ad).
So there you have it! Y'all, there is no question that we would do this project again. We got such a beautiful result for such a tiny amount of money and the results are long-lasting! I have every confidence that I will be able to post another rave review again 2 years from now. So if you are on a budget but want to update your kitchen, be sure to check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding or priming here. You won't regret it :) Oh, and if your husband or wife is skeptical, just show them the video. Hopefully the video will convince the skeptics.
That's it for today folks. Be sure to check out how our $20 DIY concrete vanity is holding up also–just click here.