How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

painting cabinetsIf the cabinets you have in your kitchen are already outdated, they may give a doomy gloomy impression for your kitchen. It is out of the question that you are least likely to feel comfortable while trying to serve food in such a doomy gloomy kitchen. With that being said, perhaps you may want to consider redecorating your cabinets. Fortunately, this does not always mean that you will have to replace those cabinets with some newer ones from the stores. Instead, you can simply paint them. With the right tips, your kitchen cabinets will look like new and your kitchen will once again be a bright place where you can serve delicate foods.

So, first of all, in painting those cabinets in the kitchen, it is always a good idea to make use of just a small roller and a paintbrush. If you want to get your job done even faster, you can also consider using a spray paint. The latter may prove to be a little tricky, though. However, one of the best things about redecorating your kitchen is that you don’t actually have to call for professional services to do it for you. Yet, before you start, you need to make sure that you have completely cleared the counters in your kitchen and also emptied the cabinets. You even need to temporarily get rid of all the drawers, doors and hinges of your cabinets as well. One rule of thumb here is to mark each of those doors, hinges and drawers so that you won’t be confused while trying to put them back together again later on.

cleaning cabinetsIf your preparations have been completed, the next thing you should do is to scrub your kitchen cabinets. The purpose of doing this is to wash away grease or any other residues that may still be sticking upon the cabinets. It is only then that your paint will stick, there should not be any residues whatsoever at all.

For those of you who are considering putting on new hardware components, you may need to cover the holes of the current cabinets using some wood filler products of sorts. Then, try to smoothen out the surfaces by means of 100-grit sandpapers. In addition to that, you need to make sure that no dust sticks upon the new holes. Wiping the new holes with a piece of tack cloth may prove useful in this case.

In case you are after professional looking kitchen cabinets, you have to prime your cabinet boxes, too, besides the drawers and door fronts, prior to actually painting the cabinets. You can only start painting when the primer has completely dried out. For kitchen cabinets, it is highly recommended that you apply latex satin finishing. The good news is that it is even easier to work with when compared to oil paint.

As mentioned earlier, you can also go for the spray painting option. For this, it is best to do it in the open space. This way, you will not have to worry about such thing as overspray. To spray paint your kitchen, you can follow the above instructions as well. The only difference is that you will be using a spray paint instead of a roller and a paintbrush.

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