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5 Kitchen Cabinet Painting Mistakes You Don't Want To Make in St. Helens, OR

5 Kitchen Cabinet Painting Mistakes You Don't Want To Make in St. Helens, OR

When you are getting ready to improve the look of your kitchen, you may be well aware that it is a lot more sensible to paint your cabinets rather than to replace them -- unless there's a substantial amount of damage to the cabinets and painting is just going to make them look like broken yet pretty cabinets.

Yet it's the process of painting kitchen cabinets that has some people making some of the most basic mistakes -- and unfortunately, these are the sorts of mistakes that can take what should be a good painting project and turn it into an expensive and long one -- one that you would be better off not doing at all if you are not careful.

Let's now look at and consider five kitchen cabinet painting mistakes you don't want to make in St. Helens, OR

1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint

One mistake that people will often make when they're painting their kitchen cabinets is to use the wrong kind of paint.

This isn't to say that they will use outdoor paint when indoor paint is necessary -- though it should be pretty obvious that you would not want to choose an exterior paint when painting interior surfaces, even if it happens to be on sale.

What is meant here is that you aren't going to want to use just any interior paint for painting kitchen cabinets as they have certain needs that other interior surfaces do not -- specifically, the fact that the environment in a kitchen can be so full of messiness that you are going to want to use a paint that is easy to clean, but that is also resistant to a humid environment so you don't face problems with mold and mildew.

2. Not Cleaning Before You Paint

Another issue that people will have when they're just getting ready to paint their kitchen cabinets is that they won't clean the cabinets at all.

They might think that just by painting the cabinets, there's no big deal in having a bit of dirt or dust on the surface of their cabinets.

This is not the case at all, however -- for all you'll accomplish by doing this is to get a set of kitchen cabinets that are dirty with paint on them.

The best thing you can do is to take the time to clean them and then of course to let the cabinets dry -- more on this in a bit.

3. Not Allowing Surfaces To Dry

When you are in the process of painting your kitchen cabinets, you're going to need to make sure that your surfaces are all dry before you move on to the next step.

In each step of the painting process, dry surfaces are necessary in order to make sure that the step goes well.

After cleaning your cabinets, for example, you're going to want to make sure that the cabinets are dry before you sand.

After applying a coat of primer, you need to be sure that the cabinets are dry again because you don't want to paint over a not-dry surface.

4. Not Considering Color Combinations Or Contrasts

When you're thinking about color in terms of your kitchen cabinets, you might think that you're going to be limited to just one color.

This is not true at all, however -- you can make your kitchen cabinets have a combination of colors, perhaps even a couple of colors that contrast.

By doing this, you might have a set of kitchen cabinets that really look nice in your kitchen.

5. Rushing The Paint Work

Lastly, one of the big problems that people have, when they're painting their kitchen cabinets, is that they rush the process.

By rushing through painting, you make mistakes that you would not make if you were to take your time.

Better to paint more slowly and make fewer mistakes than to perhaps paint too quickly and make more that have to be corrected.

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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