Are you thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets? It’s always fun changing up the look in your kitchen, and it’s crazy how a little paint can change your kitchen’s whole aesthetic so quickly. However, before jumping into your cabinet painting project, here are three things you should know first:
- Clean and Prep Your Cabinets – Taking paint to your cabinets without any cleaning and prep will give you really bad results. You need to take degreaser to your cabinets and get any grease, grime, dust, dirt, etc. off before painting. After thoroughly cleaning your cabinets, you want to scuff up the surface with sandpaper so that the primer and paint stick. After using sandpaper on your cabinets, prime them. Find a primer that has good reviews for kitchen cabinets so that your paint will stick and last for a long time.
- Best Way to Paint Your Cabinets – The best way to paint your cabinets so you will get a nice, even look is by taking each cabinet door off of its base, taking off the hinges, and spraying it with a paint sprayer. Taking your cabinet doors off the base will allow you to fully paint the base and reach every side of the cabinet door. You can brush or roll paint onto your cabinet doors, but using a spray painter will make the process go a lot quicker and give you a more even look and eliminate the brush stroke lines if you were to use a paint brush.
- Set Aside the Time – Painting kitchen cabinets is not something you can do in a day. You need to make sure you are aware of how long it will actually take to complete your cabinet painting project. It can take anywhere from four days to a full week. If you realize you don’t have that amount of time to spend on painting your kitchen cabinets, look into hiring our professional painters to take care of the job for you.
These three things are just a few of many tips that you should know before you start painting your kitchen cabinets. If you are ready for a new look to your kitchen, call us today at Piper’s Painting, and we will take care of all your cabinet painting projects quickly and efficiently.