I left the hardware in each cabinet, so I’d be able to put everything back on the same door at the end of the project.When I replaced the cabinet hardware a few months ago, I learned that while all of my drawer fronts, etc.The current color is Sherwin Williams Techno Gray (SW6170). but in others, it looks green: and in still others, it looks oddly pastel and minty: Yikes! I don’t so much mind the green in it; it looks deliberately different from the grout and the accent tile, rather than looking like we swung and missed at matching either one. It was the lighter of the two I ultimately narrowed it down to, which I chose because it’s easier for SW to re-tint darker than lighter. The gallon will wind up being a custom color anyway, because I used part of it on this coat, so whatever tint they add won’t add up to a pre-set formulation.Maybe if they add what it would take to get to the middle shade if the gallon were full, it will end up being just darker, but not quite to the right-most shade.I wasn’t prepared to spend two full days working and still not open the paint can.First, I pulled all the hardware off the cabinet doors, the doors off their hinges, and the hinges off the cabinets.I skipped the sanding when I did the bathroom vanity, but these cabinets clearly needed it, especially the ones next to and above the stove.
The boxes make it easier to paint the outer edges without drips, smudges, or sticking to the drop cloth, and make for a convenient place to stick the blue masking tape location labels. Progress ended up stopping for the weekend when I kicked the can of primer.This weekend, I started the cabinet painting project. I learned that the good part about having done a bathroom vanity as a trial round was that I knew how everything would go.The bad thing was that I thought I knew how it would go when multiplied by many more cabinets!I’m not sure if I can use it, or if it will change the final color.When I bought my supplies, they told me it was a little too dark to go under the paint I’d chosen. I’m glad I bought a full gallon of paint; hopefully it will be enough.