Kitchen Cabinet Painting Tips To Know In Rolling Hills, CA
In looking to make your kitchen look nicer, you might think about how you could do something with your cabinets — and this does not mean that you have to replace the cabinets, mind you.
Indeed, you can paint your kitchen cabinets and have them look quite nice when you are finished, and the nice thing is that if you learn about certain key tips that will make them even better, your painting project will be vastly improved,.
Let’s have a look at some kitchen cabinet painting tips to know and make for a better painted kitchen cabinet.
1. Remove The Hardware
In any painting project, we look for ways that we can make the project be as efficient as possible — and for some, it might occur to them to leave the hardware on the cabinets before painting and to try to just paint around it.
This is not only a less efficient way to get the cabinets painted, it’s a good way to get paint on the hardware itself — somewhere you typically don’t want the paint to get.
By removing the hardware prior to painting, you not only will avoid this issue but will get a good opportunity to consider other hardware in place of the one that you have.
2. Use Easy To Clean Paint
There are few rooms that are quite like a kitchen in their ability to get stains on the surfaces that you have painted — and this is chiefly because of the fact that more food is prepared in a kitchen than in really any other room in the house.
If you want to be able to wipe the stains you get off of your kitchen cabinets, your best bet is to go with a glossier paint, as these tend to allow you to wipe stains off of them with a moist cloth.
Flatter paints might sometimes look a bit nicer in some circumstances but they are much more difficult to clean.
3. Ventilate While Painting
In any interior paint job, you have to be concerned with paint fumes coming from the paint that you apply to the surfaces being painted and the kitchen cabinets are no exception to this.
Ideally, you are going to want to have any door leading in and out of the kitchen open to let fresh air into the kitchen and if you have a window leading outside this is even better.
4. Primer Before Paint
Part of the process of getting your kitchen cabinets prepared for the first coat of paint is applying a coat of primer — this will really serve a couple of important purposes that are key to the successful painting of your cabinets.
One of them is that you are going to have a smoother surface upon which to apply your paint — this is good because having a smooth surface makes it easier to apply the paint.
An additional benefit from this is that the paint that goes onto the cabinets is going to stay on the cabinets longer — primer is more of an adhesive surface and keeps paint from peeling off for a longer period of time.
5. Let Surfaces Dry
Lastly, you should remember that in the process of painting your kitchen cabinets it is quite important that you allow time for your surfaces to dry after every step of the process that involves them being wet at all.
This will be a few times during the painting project including after you initially clean the cabinets after you’ve sanded and cleaned again, after you’ve applied primer, and after each coat of paint.
Doing this will ensure that you lessen the possibilities of painting problems later on.
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