A Few Steps to Cabinet Painting

A Few Steps to Cabinet Painting

The first step to having your cabinet painted is the cost and challenge to a major remodel. Painting can get you huge benefits as compared to messy remodeling techniques. A fresh look to our cabinets can easily be achieved by just a few coats of paint on it.

Take advice

Before the painting to the cabinet starts, be prepared to the road ahead. Take one of your doors to a local painter and retailer to get an exact idea of ​​the actual task that has to be done. Here in you have finished the ideas to your initial stages. Make sure you use products that will help you get the best of results.

Choosing the primer

Selecting a primer depends on the type of surface that you are planning to paint. It should be tinted to top coat color. If the surface is dark or stained the top coat will be visible through the original finish. Let your expert help you in choosing the solvent-borne or waterborne primers.

Painting the right kitchen cabinet

Acrylic enamel paint and alkyd paint are the basic choices to painting. These are water based paints and clean up easily with water. Oil base paints contain solvents, which will make you feel sick and irritate your lungs. Hard, durable paint-finish is what alkyd options give in terms of mineral spirits for cleanup. Make sure your paint has a lasting finish. It settles down pretty quickly though making blending brushstrokes easy.

Remove all hard ware's including doors, shelves and drawers

The best way to painting your cabinets, is to start with removing the drawers and cabinet doors. Painting over hard covers such as handles and hinges affects the way the cabinet functions. Take a picture with every detailing of the hard ware's before you remove them. Ensure you have marked them right for easy assembling back again. Next make sure you have removed every hard ware from the furniture before you actually go on to paint it.

Prep the surface

To sand all the paneled door contours, use a contoured sander followed by a small sponge wrapped in sandpaper, or a sanding sponge used commercially. A damp rag or a tack cloth can be used to start the sanding process.

Now that you are done with the basics of kitchen cabinetry painting, all that is left for you to do paint the entire cabinet, letting it dry appropriatively, followed by fixing of hard wares and you are done.

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