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7 Kitchen Cabinet Painting Tips You Need in St. Helens, OR

7 Kitchen Cabinet Painting Tips You Need in St. Helens, OR

In the process of making your kitchen look as good as you can, it's entirely possible that you're going to notice that the kitchen cabinets that looked so nice when they were newly installed aren't looking nearly as nice as they once did and that you need to do something about it.

Though of course, your first inclination may be to replace the cabinets,in many ways, it's a lot better to take the time to update the look of the cabinets, and one of the best ways that you can do this is to paint the cabinets - but how to best do this? Let's look at seven kitchen cabinet painting tips you need in St. Helens, OR

1. Considering More Than One Color

In the painting of your kitchen cabinets, you may think that you're pretty much limited to only having the choice of one color, but this doesn't necessarily have to be the case at all.

Indeed, you are free to use two or more colors if they go together well, of course - but bear in mind that once you add a second color you are going to have to consider how the second color is going to look compared to the other colors in the room, from the colors on your walls to the appliances in the kitchen.

2. Being Careful With Grease

In the process of getting your kitchen cabinets ready for being painted, you are going to have to be on the lookout for grease.

Though you will of course need to be thorough in cleaning the cabinets, having a careful eye for grease is of importance because of how insidious it is - but fortunately, with a bit of effort and the right kind of cleaner (in some cases, dish soap does a really good job in cleaning the grease from off of your cabinets) you will find the grease fully removed from the cabinets.

3. Cleaning Properly

Even if you find that you don't have any sort of grease on your cabinets, it's still quite important that you clean the surface of your kitchen cabinets quite well before you start the painting process.

In any given time period, you are almost guaranteed that there will be some accumulation of dust and though some may say that since you're going to be painting the cabinets there's no reason to remove the dust but this is not so - leaving the dust there will just lead to you having kitchen cabinets that look like they are dirty and covered in paint.

4. Sanding Before Painting

In any given painting project (particularly certain interior painting projects such as when you're painting your kitchen cabinets) it's good to have a smooth surface and as such you are going to want to do anything you can to get such a surface.

By sanding the kitchen cabinets that you're going to be painting, you will have a significantly more smooth surface and it will be a lot easier to paint.

5. Not Skipping Primer

Another way that you'll be able to have a more smooth surface is if you make sure that you apply a coat of primer before you apply the first coat of paint.

(Indeed, you will often have to apply a second coat of paint after the first one, after waiting a good amount of time for the first coat to dry - more on this next!)

The purpose of the primer coat is to be a smooth and adhesive surface to which the paint will properly stay.

It has been shown that paint stays on a surface that has a primer on it much better and longer than one without it.

6. Allowing Paint To Dry

In painting your kitchen cabinets, you have to ensure that the surfaces dry properly at every step of the process before you move on, and this includes the paint that you will be applying to the cabinets (both the first and second coat if you end up adding a second coat) and if you don't allow the first coat to dry before applying the second there will be major painting problems sooner than not.

The best thing that you can do while painting your kitchen cabinets is simply to always make sure that the surfaces that you are working on are fully dry before you move on to the next step.

7. Getting New Hardware If You Want

The last thing we will discuss today is the fact that you can get new hardware for your kitchen cabinets if you should so wish.

It's the kind of thing you can do when you are at your hardware store or even if you happen to be browsing the aisles of your local thrift shop!

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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