Kitchen Cabinet Repainting Tips To Know in Newtown, PA
Our kitchen often receives the most traffic in our home; this is where a huge chunk of our daily activities are done, such as cooking, washing the dishes, preparing food, and many other chores!
Thus, proper maintenance is necessary for our kitchen, which also includes the cabinets present in the space.
So, if you’ve been noticing that your kitchen cabinets seem dilapidated lately and planning to treat them to a fresh coat of paint as a form of maintenance, here’s something you should read!
Here are Kitchen Cabinet Repainting Tips To Know.
1. Inspect Your Cabinets First
In repainting your kitchen cabinets, one of the first things that you should be doing would be to inspect them for any signs of physical damage.
While paint is extremely transformative, it still won’t be able to completely cover up physical damages on a surface, and painting on a damaged surface will just result in an uneven and ugly paint finish.
So, to make sure that all goes well in your painting project, take a good look at your kitchen cabinets first.
For any damages, it is necessary that you get them the necessary repairs – perhaps, a putty filler, spackling compound, or any other appropriate measures to ensure that you will be painting on a smooth surface.
2. Clean Your Cabinets
After taking the time to inspect your kitchen cabinets for any damage, and possibly getting them fixed, you’ll now want to make sure that your cabinets are clean.
Your kitchen is one of the busiest areas in your home, which is often filled with various daily tasks that might expose your cabinets to substances such as oil, grease, grime, and many other things that might accumulate on your cabinets.
Paint won’t be able to adhere properly to a surface that has not been thoroughly cleaned, and will just result in a messy paint finish, so make sure to clean your kitchen cabinets prior to adding a coat of paint on them.
To do this, you can use a brush and some kind of detergent to scrub off any build-up present on your kitchen cabinets and dry them accordingly.
However, be careful in scrubbing your cabinets or you might inflict further damage on your cabinet material – which sets you back to step one!
3. Decide Which Paint Color To Use
In painting your kitchen cabinets, you have two options to choose from: you can either paint or cabinets using the same paint color, or a completely different color.
Doing the first option is essentially going to be the easier choice since you’re merely adding a fresh coat on your cabinets and wouldn’t need to get all technical on it, since you already know how the color will turn out – it’s literally the same color!
However, if you’re thinking of repainting your kitchen cabinets with another paint color, then here are a few factors that you should consider in deciding on a paint color.
- Lighting: Lighting will be a huge factor to consider in your decision since this will impact how your paint color will eventually appear once painted on the surface. So, do a test paint on a small portion of your cabinet, to see how your chosen paint color will really look.
- The colors/styles present in the area: To achieve a cohesive appeal, make sure to choose a paint color that goes well with the rest of your kitchen interior. To do this, you can refer to color palettes online or consult with a paint professional at your local paint store.
4. Remove Your Cabinet Doors
For easier painting, you should remove the doors off of your kitchen cabinets.
The doors on your kitchen cabinets tend to be unstable, with them swiveling back and forth, which will just make it much more difficult for you to apply an even coat of paint on them.
It’ll be far better and easier for you to apply a coat of paint on your cabinet doors when they are laid flat on a surface.
However, do make sure to keep all the necessary hardware in place, such as bolts, screws, or metal plates, so you can still put them up once their paint has fully dried.
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