How to paint kitchen cabinets like a pro. Whether you're looking for a white, gray/grey, black, blue, or rustic/antique/distressed finish, this step by step DIY guide will show you how it's done. Hide those ugly dark brown wood cabinets in your home or mobile home. It isn't an easy job and you can't get by without sanding, but you'll be so proud when you're done! This is the right way to do it with a roller and a brush.