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5 Helpful Tips For Painting Your Kitchen in St. Helens, OR

5 Helpful Tips For Painting Your Kitchen in St. Helens, OR

When you're looking to improve the overall look of a space in your interior there are a number of things that you can do, such as entirely remodeling the space, renovating parts of it, and even painting it.

Sometimes if you find yourself looking at your kitchen space, you might come to realize that it hasn't been painted in a really long time and that's not so great -- especially if the look of the paint job is a bit on the worn side, so to speak.

Painting is something that can be a bit of a tricky task especially if it's your first time getting into something like an interior painting project.

Let's now look at five helpful tips for painting your kitchen in St. Helens, OR.

1. Using The Right Kind Of Paint

When you're looking to paint your kitchen, you have to make sure that you use the right sort of paint -- and of course, that means more than just making use of interior paint as there are many kinds of interior paint and only some of them will work well with your kitchen.

One of the key differences between a paint that is well suited for your kitchen and one that is still good for interior painting but perhaps better for another room is that paint that is good for a kitchen will be resistant to moisture.

Furthermore, you should look for a paint that is also easy to clean -- if a paint is not easy to clean (as in the paints that are flatter) then the first time you find yourself with any sort of stain (and there are plenty to be had in a kitchen) you will struggle to remove it.

2. Removing Grease Properly

Speaking of removing, you have to when you are getting ready to paint your kitchen remove every trace of grease that will have found itself on the surfaces in your kitchen before you begin the painting process.

The thing about grease removal is that it's something you need to properly do -- you will make use of a good degreasing agent if you have one on hand or even the kinds of cleansing solutions that you might make use of in your kitchen to clean greasy dishes.

Once you have removed the grease from these surfaces, you will of course have to allow time for the surfaces to dry.

3. Choosing A Color With Care

In the course of painting your kitchen, it's going to be important that you think carefully about what color you're ultimately going to use to paint.

There are quite a few paint colors that you're going to have to choose from, and it's important that you make the time to choose one that is best for your kitchen.

Though you might consider just going to the paint store and choosing a paint color based on what looks good there, this is necessarily the best idea.

To get a better idea of how the paint is going to look in your kitchen, you should take a few small samples of paint of a number of color choices and paint a little on the kitchen walls -- and by seeing how the paints will really look after they dry you'll be able to get a good understanding of what will be good for your kitchen based on your taste.

4. Make Use Of Primer

In preparing for the painting project, it's important that you have a surface upon which to paint that will be conducive for such a paint job.

The reason that it's important to apply primer before you apply the first coat of paint is that the primer will make the surface both smoother and more adhesive.

After you apply the coat of primer, you will have to allow it to fully dry before you then move onto apply the first coat of paint.

5. Clean Sanding Dust Before You Paint

Lastly, since you are going to be sanding the surface of your kitchen walls before you start the painting process, you have to also make sure that you clean the sanding dust that comes with the sanding.

This is because sanding dust can get in the way of a good paint job if left there.

If we can help in any way with your painting in St. Helens, OR and beyond, feel free to contact us at CHSPainting, we are always ready to help!

Please contact us at CHS Painting.

Office. 503-543-4875



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