If you’ve ever considered having your kitchen cabinets painted, then you’ve probably wondered about the process itself as well. What’s involved, and what do the steps look like?
Well-intentioned DIY television shows make it look quick and easy, but there’s actually a lot involved, and it requires specialized skill, tools, and products. That’s why we always recommend hiring a professional to handle your update. The kitchen is just too important (and high-value!) a space to experiment, or make expensive, disappointing blunders.
When it’s done correctly, cabinet painting is a SERIOUSLY awesome alternative to a full replacement, saving you time, money, and avoiding a whole lot of remodeling/demo mess. Check out this article for a few awesome tips!
So, ready for a closer look?
This involves clearing the room, emptying cabinets, and covering any surrounding surfaces. Protect those countertops too!
80% of ANY painting project’s success is dependent on careful, skillful surface preparation. Seriously. In this case, prep includes:
Don’t use tack cloth! Tack cloths can leave a wax residue that negatively effects adhesion.
Primer is your foundation, and it sets the stage for strong, secure adhesion. This contributes to a long-lasting, durable finish - just what you want in a hardworking kitchen space.
Cabinet paint can take up to 30 days to fully cure and harden, so be prepared for it to appear soft during this window.
Don’t want to use a sprayer? We like brushes better than rollers, but you can roll first, then brush the finish to add a nice stippling effect.
If the painted look isn’t for you, you’ve still got some Serious options. Check out the video below for a look at refinishing and retoning with Gavin.
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