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Overview

Painting Kaboodle cabinet doors is simple and can help transform the look of your kitchen. We'll show you how to get a great finish without spending too much time or money.

Steps

1Lay down the drop sheet

Lay a drop sheet down on the surface you're working on. Place the Kaboodle door on two pieces of timber so that it's elevated from the work surface. 

2Sand the cabinet door

Use the 240 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the sides of the cabinet door. Wipe away any dust with your hand. 

3Apply the undercoat

Stir the undercoat thoroughly before using it. Pour it into the roller tray. Use the 5mm mohair roller to apply evenly on the front and sides of the door. Painting the sides last will prevent the paint from dripping. The 5mm roller will also give you the flattest possible finish and the best sheen from the top coat. Leave to dry. 

4Lightly sand the undercoat

Once the undercoat is dry, use the 240 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the cabinet door. Wipe away any dust after sanding.

5Apply the top coat

Stir the paint thoroughly before pouring it into the roller tray. For a smooth finish use the 5mm mohair roller to paint the top and sides of the cabinet door. For a more textured finish use a high-density foam roller. Let the paint dry.

6Sand the top coat

Once the first coat is dry, give the door a light sand with the 240 grit sandpaper. Wipe away any dust.

7Apply the second coat

Use the roller to apply the second coat of paint to the front and sides of the cabinet door. 

8Let the paint dry

Now all you need to do is let the paint dry before attaching the cabinet door hardware.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.