How to Paint Kitchen Cabinet Handles In 5 Steps

If you are looking to refresh your kitchen, one cost-effective way you can do this is by painting your kitchen cabinet handles. This guide goes through the different steps you can take to make sure your kitchen knobs and handles have a new lease of life.

What You Need

  • Spray Paint- you should use something that is durable and doesn’t rust. We would recommend something like Rust-Oleum Spray paint 
  • Bonding Primer- Again you should use something that can last the different tests it goes through in the kitchen. We would recommend the Rust-Oleum Surface Primer in the colour of your choice
  • Dish detergent or something that acts as a degreaser
  • Cardboard/A bit of cloth to go under the handle

Step 1- Remove Your Handles

Firstly, you should remove your handles from the cabinets, ready for painting.

Step 2- Clean the Hardware

The first step you should take is to clean your kitchen handles using the detergent. Simply fill a sinkful of warm water, add the detergent and clean the handles with a soft sponge. Once done, dry your handles.

Step 3- Spray the Bonding Primer

Once your cabinet handles are completely dry, you should then add the bonding primer to your handles. You can do this by spraying several at a time or individually. Please note that if you are spraying handles together, make sure that each piece is far enough apart so you can cover the entire handle well. 

When spraying, you should make sure that the primer is about 20cm (8 inches) away from the handle. Also, ensure that you spray the entire handle when spraying. 

Once sprayed, leave to dry for 30 mins-1 hour before repeating on the other side.

Step 4- Spray the Paint

Once the bonding premier has been applied and dried completely, it is time to spray the paint to your kitchen handles. 

Again, spray the paint about 20cm away from the handle and make sure that all the sides are covered. Once done, leave the handle for an hour to dry.

Then, you should repeat the stage for the second and third coats of paint to ensure that the handle is properly covered. 

Next, flip the handle and repeat for the other side before leaving to dry for 24 hours

Step 5- Reattach your handles

Once your handles have been painted and left to dry completely, then it is time to put them back on your kitchen cabinets and drawer fronts. 

Once you have screwed them on, step back and admire your refreshed kitchen.

Lark & Larks- Offering You Kitchen Handles For Less

If you would like to buy some new kitchen handles to match your kitchen cabinets, then at Lark & Larks, we have a wide range of kitchen handles and knobs and a handy kitchen handles buying guide. We offer a range of handles including contemporary, Rod & Bar, traditional and wood-ceramic insert handles. If you have any questions, then please contact us today and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.