Sequence of DIY Kitchen Reno

scudagcAugust 5, 2014

I am looking for advice on what sequence I should complete the following tasks (here is my thinking..feel free to comment or modify).

1. Remove cabinet doors and drawers
2. Use Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations to paint cabinet frame, doors, and drawers
3. Install new cabinet hardware
4. Put cabinets and drawers back on
4. Paint kitchen walls
5. Remove old laminate counter top and install new one (professionally done)

I guess my main question is at what point should we paint the kitchen walls. My wife believes that we should remove the countertops early in the process so that we can remove any caulking or prior to painting the kitchen walls. My thinking is painting the walls after everything is done so we can still have a kitchen sink throughout the process because our countertop will not be installed until the end of August.

Any thoughts would be helpful.

Scott

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carolssis

I wouldn't do all that work on your cabinet doors and then re-install them until the paint for walls and counter top have been installed. If there is an "accident" you don't want your hard work to be affected. Dripping wall paint on your newly painted doors or drawers could be bad news, especially if you miss seeing it in time to wipe it off.
remove counter and paint walls before and do without the sink for awhile. It's not easy but it can be done.
Good luck! And post us some photos!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:16AM
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schicksal

Here's the order I would personally do them.

6.1. Remove old laminate counter top. call for templating due to lead time
1. Remove cabinet doors and drawers
5. Paint kitchen walls
2. Use Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations to paint cabinet frame, doors, and drawers
4. Put cabinets and drawers back on adjust doors and drawers to make them even
3. Install new cabinet hardware
6.2 install new countertops (professionally done)

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:35AM
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Trebruchet

Scott:

Pull your laminate tops and splashes, if any, and cut the ends off at the walls. Cut them into one-person size pieces. Paint the walls and temporarily reinstall the tops including the sink. You can easily pull the tops again for templating and reinstall them before the new tops arrive.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 7:17AM
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apinksweater

Hello!

I also amin the middle of a DIY kitchen reno. If I may be bold- I would stay away from Rustoleum kitchen cabinets transformation kits. If you want to paint your cabinets, its safer to lightly sand, prime and then paint. The kits- well, they are not as reliable as you may want them to be.

Some people have no problems, and some do.. Just thought I would offer my experience.

Good Luck!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 7:23AM
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