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Living Room Cabinet Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Scappoose, OR

Living Room Cabinet Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Scappoose, OR

In looking to improve the look of your living room, you may come to look at your cabinets and think about whether they still look good or need to be replaced.

Of course, there's more to cabinets than just replacement -- when you paint your cabinets, you can get cabinets to look significantly better but it is worth being sure that you avoid certain mistakes that can sometimes come up but that can do quite a lot of harm to your painting project.

With that being the case, let's have a look at some living room cabinet painting mistakes to avoid when you want a well painted living room cabinet.

1. Not Cleaning Your Cabinets

One thing that you're going to want to do when you're looking to paint your living room cabinets is to properly clean them.

The reason that this is so important is that if you have cabinets and don't make the time to clean them first before painting them, the end result is going to be cabinets that look like paint has been applied over a dirty surface -- an unpleasant look.

The better thing to do, therefore, is to make the time to thoroughly clean your cabinet surfaces to ensure that you are applying the primer and paint to surfaces that will be able to properly take them and look right after doing so.

2. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint

Though you may think of any given interior painting project as requiring the use of interior paint (and not exterior paint, of course) being the sole thing to separate right from wrong paint, there is more nuance to it.

This is specifically the case because when you are painting in a room with higher foot traffic, such as a living room, you want to consider all of the various points of contact that the many people will have with the walls and the cabinets in the room.

When this sort of traffic is taken into account, you will realize that the surfaces in the room get dirtier more easily and so have to be cleaned more regularly -- and so you will want to make use of a glossy paint, which can be more easily cleaned with a damp cloth and perhaps some cleansing solution.

3. Rushing The Painting Process

When you look at your cabinets, you may get a tinge of the feeling of being overwhelmed, thinking about how much you are going to have to do to paint your cabinets.

However, this should not cause you to think that the best thing to do is to rush through the painting process, as this will almost certainly cause issues that will need to be corrected -- and in many cases, the remedy to these issues takes longer than if you had just taken your time when you were painting.

Painting too quickly, for example, will often lead to you spilling paint and thus making a mess that has to be cleaned up -- and the time you will spend cleaning is certainly greater than if you had just taken your time painting in the first place.

4. Not Protecting The Floor

Lastly, remember that you will be doing great harm to your painting project if you don't make the time to protect your floor and you will likely have quite a bit of cleanup to do after you finish painting.

The time to cover your floor prior to painting your cabinet is not at all significant compared to what time you will have to spend cleaning up after a spill or even a bit of a drip of paint that goes unnoticed as you are painting.

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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