The internet has made DIY projects such as kitchen upgrades more exciting and more accessible than ever before. Buying and installing new kitchen cabinets can be an expensive endeavor. However, offering them a makeover with a fresh paint coat can improve the life of your current kitchen cabinets without spending a lot of money.
Today, we are going to share with you a couple of things you have to consider for your cabinet painting project.
Selecting the Right Paint
First of all, you will have to think about the various finishes for your kitchen cabinet. Eggshell and matt finishes might appear great. However, you will need something easier to clean and more durable in high-traffic areas. Glossy finishes are ideal. However, a satin finish will be durable without the shine if you do not want to have a shiny look.
Also, you will have to pick a high-quality interior paint. Constant closing and opening, greasy meals, and high moisture levels mean cheaper products will not last long.
Selecting the right color can also be fun. However, you’ve got to think about the long-term use of your kitchen and the chance of selling your property at some point. Bright purple cabinets may appear like the best personalization. However, you may find yourself immediately regretting this decision. Off-whites and classic whites work well in almost every kitchen. Also, shades of grey and black can match farmhouse-style kitchens and modern décor schemes.
The Right Methods
You have to think about using a professional and high-quality brush as a DIYer. You’ve got to use brushes in the 2 to 2 ½ range. You should not cut corners with this. You should paint whole surfaces together since brushing up against a wet edge will offer an excellent finish. On the other hand, semi-dry or dry edges can cause unsightly brush marks, bumps, and lifting. Do not rush. You should also remember to paint cabinet edges. The ideal tools to choose for this process will be an HPLV sprayer or an airless sprayer if have access to professional tools or if you choose to hire a professional painter.
Preparation is the Key
Perhaps you already know that the most crucial task happens before the actual project. This is particularly true if you have finished any DIY painting projects. We are talking about preparation. First, get rid of everything inside the cabinets and get rid of all hardware. This includes pulls and hinges. Thoroughly scrub every surface. Also, utilize an excellent degreasing agent to guarantee every surface is squeaky clean.
Then, tape off all parts that will not be painted. This includes any hardware that you can’t remove and adjoining walls. To protect your appliances and countertops from spills and drips, cover them.
Before painting cabinets, you need to apply a primer. Make sure you lightly sand surfaces between primer coats and after the last coat has applied. Before applying the first paint coat, get rid of all the dust. In high-traffic areas such as your kitchen, selecting the right primer is crucial.