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Painting kitchen cabinets
5 MIN READ   |   18 February 2019   |   Arthur Guzowski

Painting kitchen cabinets

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How to change kitchen by your own? 

There are many simple ways in which you can shake things up in your kitchen. Whether you want to keep up with newest trends or have just grown tired with the look of your cabinets, there’s one simple thing you can do to make your kitchen feel alive again – a paintjob. Though simple, it’s not necessarily easy to do it right without properly planning ahead, so be prepared to deal with a bit of chaos before everything can be assembled back to normal. We’ll provide you with a handful of tips that will help you do a great job repainting your cabinets.

How to start, what to do!

Before you begin painting proper, you have to make all the necessary preparations. You take your time to consider all this carefully now, because otherwise you’ll end up having to do everything over again. The first step is to choose the right type of paint – regular paint is not suited for cabinetry. Choose an alkyd enamel which, though expensive, will hold up better and make the finish of your cabinet smoother. As for the colour, pick one that will go well with your appliances. For dark appliances, choose dark colours, while doing the opposite for light colours. You want your accessories to blend in, not stick out.

Let’s start with painting!

Now that you have the right paint, it’s time for the dirty work. First, you need to remove every piece of hardware – you’re going to need all the access you can get. Organising it all through labels or other means will save you time later when putting it all back in. When transporting cabinet doors, etc., to the place you’ll be doing the painting, use plastic bags. Make sure to keep your painting space clear of any rugs or other things that might get destroyed in the process. You’ll need a lot of sandpaper and a good, oil-based primer. If you tint the primer, you can avoid having to paint on multiple layers of paint. The more brushes you get, the better – you’d be surprised how quickly you can go through them. Have separate paint rollers for the primer and the paint. Also, let’s not forget about painter’s tape, which will be very useful around edges. When painting, apply only light coats of paint. This will help you prevent drips. After that, apply a polyurethane topcoat, which will create a protective barrier over your paint, preventing scratches and aging.

HOW TO PAINT YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS TO LOOK AS GOOD AS NEW

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Happy ending!

After the paint is all dried up, all that is left is to clean up and reassemble all the pieces together. You might want to get some help with this one, as some pieces of hardware can be very hard to manoeuvre on your own.

IF YOU WANT TO GET SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW – READ OUR ARTICLE ABOUT HOW TO BUY A FURNITURE!

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