Kitchen Cabinet Painting Tips
Kitchen Cabinet Painting
Do you feel a bit off when looking at your kitchen cabinets? That might have something to do with its colour. Therefore, you may have to consider applying a fresh coat of paint that’s completely different from what it’s been like in the past.
However, you have to paint or repaint it the right way. Working with a professional painter like A Burst Of Colour Painting can ensure your Calgary painting is done properly.
The following tips should help you.
Protecting the Countertops
Any paintwork can be a messy job. Protect your countertops. Use Rosin Paper to do that. Otherwise, you will have to consider cleaning the paint off the unwanted surfaces in your kitchen, which can be tedious work.
Removing Cabinet Doors and Drawer Fronts
You don’t want to leave the hinges on the cabinet doors covered in paint, do you? Therefore, remove these doors. Remove drawer fronts too. Don’t forget to remove any other hardware too.
Sanding in Moderation
It may be tempting to sand until the cabinets are as smooth as a baby’s skin. However, that may not work well for you. Instead, moderate sanding would be much better. Use either sanding sponge or 120-grit sandpaper for this work.
Using Fast-Drying Primer
The choice of primer determines the success of your cabinet painting work or lack thereof. Use fast-drying primer with the first coat of paint that you apply. Go to the local hardware store and ask for the best enamel underbody primer.
Filling Open Grains
Check the wood carefully – if your kitchen cabinets are made of wood. Study their grains and open pores closely. Consider filling them if the number of open pores appears more than normal. Don’t paint until you fill all the pores.
Using Tack Cloths Only After Vacuuming
Check the cabinet frames, drawer fronts and cabinet doors for sanding dust or any other type of dirt. Use soft bristle brush attachment to vacuum everything you see. Remove all the loose dust you can see. Use tack cloths afterward to remove everything else.
Examining the Surface for Defects
Once you’re done priming the cabinets, your next task would be to examine them for defects. Use bright light to see these defects, as some of them can be impossible to notice with your naked eye. Priming makes it easier for you to notice any existing defects.
You should also sand lightly between each fresh coat of paint as you proceed. Use the right tools and techniques for painting. The choice of paint also determines your ability to do an excellent job, or not.
Form a habit of straining the painting too! Use pads to scruff up profiles. Use top quality brushes for all your paint jobs. Remember to wipe the edges. Use acrylic urethane if you worry about adhesion. Spray paint the doors. Spot prime everything to complete your work.