Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve made a change in your home, and now you’re feeling adventuresome? Maybe a DIY Winfield kitchen cabinet painting project will be just the thing that reinvigorates your home? However, if the project does not go well, it can lead to a lot of headaches (and extra expenses). Here is everything you should know before beginning your kitchen cabinet painting project in Winfield.
1. Make Sure to Label Each Panel
To make sure that the project goes as smoothly as possible, and that you do not make a mess in your kitchen, you will need to take down the cabinet doors and remove the drawers from their slots. When you do, however, make sure to label them accordingly so that when you are finished with the painting, you can place them back easily. You will also want to cover all the hardware and hinges with some painter’s tape, and the countertops with some builder’s or rosin paper.
2. Dark Colored Cabinets Require More Work
White and light-colored cabinets are very easy to paint because the color does not show through the new layer of paint, especially if the new layer is a darker shade. But if you own cabinets that are either dark blue, grey, black, or any other dark color, you will likely need to put in a bit more effort in order to get a lighter finish.
You will need a primer that matches the final color, and if the first layer of paint is much darker than your intended finish, you’ll want to add a coat of less transparent primer before adding the second layer of primer that is similar to the final result. Once the two layers are coated, you can add the paint on top of them.
3. Use Paints with a Hard Finish
While eggshell and matte finishes may have a distinctive look, they are not always well suited for kitchen cabinets, where stains and scratches may be an issue. Here, you will likely want either a semigloss, gloss, or satin finish instead, which is very durable and very easy to clean. With a finish like this, you won’t have to worry about painting your cabinets again for at least a few years.
4. The Right Brush Size
Rollers will help you get the job done faster, but if your cabinets have more intricate designs, or if they are filled with a lot of extra details, you may need to use a brush. The ideal size for a brush is between 2 and 2.5 inches, with a fine bristle. If you do prefer to use a roller, however, we recommend that you purchase a mini roller that will allow you to paint over smaller surfaces and details, and then use a brush only to paint over the roller marks and get a perfect finish.
Do You Need Help with Your Kitchen Cabinet Painting Project?
The guidelines in this article cover just some of the aspects of how to be proficient when you are painting your kitchen cabinets. We’ve covered more tips in some of our other articles, including guides to painting various surfaces, and the different methods and equipment that you can use when painting. You will also pick up a few tricks of your own as you gain experience. However, if the project seems overwhelming, or if it feels like too much of a hassle, contact us today. We offer a range of services that include kitchen cabinet painting in Winfield, and we would be glad to help you out.