How To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to add a pop of color to your kitchen. Painting your kitchen cabinets is easier than you think and here are some ways you can do it.
Choose The Right Paint
When it comes to choosing the paint color for your kitchen cabinets, it’s best to take a look at your kitchen first. Because, usually, colors of brown and black or darker colors are preferred for kitchen cabinets, if your kitchen is slightly muted in color, then a darker and stronger color will complement the kitchen beautifully. It’s best not to go for colors that are bright or loud because they are more trendy than timeless. We suggest you go for classic and timeless color options and you will never feel like your kitchen cabinets are going out of style. There are also patterns and designs on cabinets that you can go for, but then again, those options are more trendy and they will soon be out of trend.
Sand Down The Cabinets
Before starting the process of painting your kitchen cabinets, you need to make sure that the older finish or surface is sanded down or removed to emerge the new and untouched surface underneath. Sanding down the cabinets or using a chemical stripper will get the work done. After sanding down the cabinet surface, make sure that you clean the freshly sanded surface properly. Because you need to clean the surface before applying primer because paint and primer will adhere to the surface better and the application will be smooth and long-lasting.
Prime The Cabinets
After sanding down the cabinets, the next step is to apply the primer. Primer is basically a coat of white liquid that prepares the surface for paint. This prevents blotches and unevenness of the paint in the end. Primer also fills up any unwanted gaps and holes in the cabinet surface. The trick to applying primer is using a thin layer with a dense brush so that it evenly applies the primer on the surface. Using a light hand will prevent streaks from forming on the surface. When the first coat is applied, let it dry for the allocated time and then we can move to the next step, which is paint.
Paint The Cabinets
Painting the cabinets is very easy as long as you have some patience. To start, use a less dense brush and work in small increments. Apply a thin layer first and make sure to apply it evenly in all the crevices of the cabinets. Next, let the first coat dry completely. It can take about 24 to 30 hours to completely dry. After the first layer, you can go for a second thin layer if you feel like the paint is uneven. Usually, 2 coats of paint are enough.
These Painting your kitchen cabinets tips will help to make sure that your cabinets look professionally done. It’s all about preparing and having patience when painting cabinets otherwise, you can easily mess up.