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Kitchen Cabinet Painting WIth Less Mess in Scappoose, OR

Kitchen Cabinet Painting WIth Less Mess in Scappoose, OR

In looking to paint your kitchen cabinets, you should realize that there's a good possibility that you will make a bit of a mess -- the painting of kitchen cabinets does involve quite a lot of paint moving about and as such there's the good chance that it will happen.

Of course, what you might not realize is that there are things you can do that will lessen the amount of mess that you can expect -- since there's fundamentally no way to entirely prevent it from happening entirely.

Let's look at some important tips for painting your kitchen cabinets with less mess

1. Make Use Of Drop Cloth Or Tarp To Protect The Floor

One thing that you can do to help protect your kitchen cabinet painting project is to make good use of a drop cloth or tarp to make sure that none of the paint that you apply to the cabinets end up on the floor.

The thing is that people will often think that if you are careful when you are painting, that's all you have to do to avoid getting paint on the floor but that's not at all the case.

Rather, a good heavy drop cloth or paint resistant tarp should be placed down near the cabinets while you are painting and you will find that in doing so, you will avoid getting the paint on the floor.

2. Remove Hardware

Though some people might want to leave the hardware on their cabinets while they are painting their cabinets, hoping that they will be able to just paint around the hardware, this is going to be a bit of a mistake.

The reason that this doesn't work out as well as you would want it to is that you are going to have to put in a lot of work to try to paint around the hardware -- even if you properly wrap the hardware with some sort of painter's tape, you still won't want to get any paint in the area of the hardware so that you don't possibly get any paint on the hardware itself.

Moreover, the very fact that you are going to have the hardware there means that you are going to have to paint so much slower as you will have the hardware in the way, meaning that many of your brushstrokes that would be smooth and straight would be interrupted

3. Sand Before Painting

An important part of getting your cabinets properly painted is having a smooth surface prior to applying the primer and the paint.

When you don't have a smooth surface, you will find that the process of applying paint is that much more difficult, and it is so much easier to find yourself making a bit of a mess in painting.

The process of sanding is fairly straightforward -- you start with gently sanding the surface that is going to be painted until the surface is properly smooth.

Once you have finished sanding, you will need to remove the sanding dust that will have built up during the sanding process.

Doing this ensures that you will not find any of that sanding dust on the surface of your paint after you have finished painting.

4. Paint More Slowly

Lastly, remember that you are going to get much better results with your cabinet painting project when you paint it more slowly.

Though it might seem like you are just going to be getting your cabinets painted more slowly, you also are going to be avoiding a lot of the painting mistakes that people typically will make when painting too quickly, which will also sometimes contribute to a larger mess.

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 Web.


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