Things to Consider when Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets just might not be as easy as it seems, especially when you are not really that confident about your painting skills, so to speak. However, there are still certain things that you can do – and should keep in mind – to make this endeavor easier and much more productive for you and the whole family to enjoy.

Painting kitchen cabinets is the complete opposite of a do-it-yourself weekend project. Contrary to popular belief, it would actually take even the most skillful of painters more than a weekend allotment for such a paint job. There is much work to be done – from prepping the surfaces of door fronts right down to the wiping off of the sanding dust that will certainly accumulate as you get the job done. Thus, if you are planning to paint your kitchen cabinets, then do not allot just the weekend to do this.

As mentioned above, you would need to prep the door fronts’ surfaces properly. To do this, you need to remove some pieces of hardware, and then wash the surfaces several times. After washing, sand the surfaces of all your kitchen cabinets and then wipe of the accumulated sanding dust. When you are done wiping it all off, then mask off the kitchen areas that you would not want to get paint on. You also need to remove all items stored in your drawers, as well as remove your door fronts. Make sure you position your door fronts on a flat level surface. After which, you can then proceed to prime all your surfaces and then let them dry.

Once they are all dried up, you can then proceed to painting. Begin painting kitchen cabinets in thin layers and make sure you give ample time for the paint to dry in between these layers. This way, you are sure to get the best finish.

However, painting your kitchen cabinets is not your be-all, end-all solution at all. In fact, this is just a temporary remedy and time will definitely come when your kitchen cabinets would need repainting. This holds true even if you painted your cabinets properly and with the utmost care. At best, painted kitchen cabinets would be able to serve you well for approximately 5 years. After that, you just might need to repaint them once more. If you are out to sell your home in the market and you want to raise its value then you should consider painting your cabinets.

A word of advice before you proceed to painting kitchen cabinets though. Cabinets are the pieces of furniture that will receive the most wear in tear in the kitchen. The people in your house would certainly be opening your cabinets for a minimum of 3 times a day. Any piece of painted furniture would certainly receive its toll of chips and marks and before you know it, your painted kitchen cabinets would wear down. Try to analyze if painting your cabinets would be a good move to make. If your family is fond of cooking, then you just might want to reconsider painting them in the long run.

Looking for professional kitchen cabinet painters in Calgary AB? We’re always happy to discuss your kitchen painting project. Call Calgary Painters now at (587) 328-7686 for free kitchen cabinets painting cost estimate, or email us at Brett@calgary-painters.ca and we will be happy to serve you!

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