When painting kitchen cabinets, you have to make sure that you can take your time and it is highly recommended to follow proper steps in order to create a free blemish surface in the painting kitchen cabinets project. Painted kitchen cabinets create sleek and contemporary appearance in the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets which painted properly are more durable with easier maintenance. The painted kitchen cabinets can be purchased since they are widely available in the market or you can also do it yourself in painting if you want to pour your creativity or sense of style into your kitchen cabinets. Well, these types of kitchen cabinet are expensive in matter of price if you purchase the new ones, but you can also paint the kitchen cabinets that you have to transform them into more durable and easy to maintain cabinets which will not make you spend a lot of money. Cabinets play major role in any kitchen no matter what design, style or theme since they are must have kitchen furniture. If you are planning on doing kitchen cabinets painting by yourself, then you should follow these steps as guides.
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Steps in Painting Kitchen Cabinets
The first step when starting kitchen cabinets painting project is by cleaning the cabinets first. You should remove the doors and drawers in order to make sure that there are no any sticking things in the cabinets surface such as grease, food, grime, fingertips or any others which will be a blemish in the cabinets‘ surface. In removing any sticking things in the cabinets’ surface, you can use all purpose cleaner and you can let it dry by air when it is done. The second step is sanding the kitchen cabinets by using fine grit sandpaper softly on all of flat surfaces including doors and box faces. This step will make the primer hold which will make the painting project achieve a fine result. The third step is priming the cabinets which is very important to keep the paint stick strong and prevent it from chipping or peeling and will also keep the stain color from bleeding through the paint. It is highly recommended to use a primer with oil based for interior if you want to use an oil based paint, and you can use primer with shellac base if you want to use latex paint. When applying these primers, it is highly recommended to do it in well ventilated area since of the strong scents. The last step is painting the kitchen cabinets which can choose what color to paint your cabinets according to your sense of style, kitchen theme and requirement. There are two coatings that have to be applied in order to get the fine result, but you have to make sure that the cabinets’ surfaces are clean from dust.
You need to take your time in the painting kitchen cabinets project since it will take some times and requires patience. The project of kitchen cabinets painting can also be fun if you pour your creativity by choosing color according to your sense of style.