Signs That You Should Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets in Newtown, PA
In your kitchen, your cabinets are more than just for storage options – they actually contribute to your kitchen’s overall appeal, making the space feel more complete and tied up.
So, it is important that you maintain your kitchen cabinets’ overall appeal – and one of the best methods to do this would be to treat your cabinets to a fresh coat of paint.
However, how do we know that it is time to repaint your kitchen cabinets?
What are signs that we should be looking out for?
To help you with this, here are Signs That You Should Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets.
1. If Your Cabinets Have Paint Peeling
One classic sign that your kitchen cabinets are in urgent need of a fresh coat of paint would be if your cabinets already have paint peeling all over them.
Paint peeling is one form of paint problem, and it can happen due to a lot of varied reasons, such as
- A lack of proper surface preparation prior to painting,
- Repainting a new coat way too fast, not letting the initial coat dry first
- Forgetting to apply a coat of primer first
- Failure to follow proper painting protocols, an overall abysmal painting job
Aside from the fact that paint peeling can be rather unsightly, the existent peeling can also worsen over time if left untreated, forming into a whole bigger problem than it initially was.
So, as much as possible, on the first signs of paint peeling, you will want to fix the problem accordingly.
In doing so, you should make sure to avoid the following factors listed above, to ensure that the problem won’t be persisting after repainting your cabinets.
2. If Your Cabinets Have Stubborn Stains
Over time, our kitchen cabinets may acquire some kind of stains – these may come from smoke fumes, splashing oil, grease, and many other things that your kitchen cabinets may be exposed to.
While some stains can be simply wiped and removed with a cleaning rug, some stains may be more stubborn than others – so, in this case, instead of spending endless hours scrubbing them off, you may want to opt to repaint over them instead.
It’ll just be much more convenient to just get it over with and apply a fresh coat of paint over these stains (which will be an instantaneous remedy) than spend so much time and effort scrubbing them off your cabinets.
Not only do you waste your time and effort, but you also run the risk of physically damaging your cabinets.
3. If Your Cabinets Have Physical Damage Already
If you are seeing that your kitchen cabinets have some signs of physical damage already, this is also another sign for you to treat them to a fresh coat of paint.
If a surface has physical damage, its coat of paint will also inevitably be affected – so the best way to fix this would be to just apply a fresh coat of paint over the affected area.
However, you should know that prior to painting over the affected area, you should try to patch up and fix the damage itself first, for a smoother and cleaner paint finish.
No matter what any brands say, paint won’t be sufficient to fully cover any physical damage on any surface.
4. If The Color Is Already Fading
If you have been noticing that your kitchen cabinets seem dull and drab lately, then their coat of paint may have already faded.
Paint fading, just like paint peeling, is also another form of paint problem, and could arise due to the following reasons:
- A lack of primer usage
- Failure to do proper surface preparation
- Using low-quality paint
Additionally, sometimes paint just fades naturally over time – which just means that it’s been a long time since you have last painted your cabinets, and it’s about time that you treat them to a fresh coat!
In doing this, you can opt to either repaint with the same color or use a different color entirely.
Just make sure that when you’re doing the latter, you choose a paint color that goes well with the present color of your kitchen, for an overall cohesive appeal.
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