Painting Your Kitchen Cabinetry
If your kitchen cabinetry is old and outdated, you might consider replacing it. If you’re not quite ready for that yet, another great option is to upgrade the look of your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint. Some people choose to hire a professional painter to spray the cabinets, which does provide a smoother and more uniform look. However, with just a paintbrush and some elbow grease, you can transform your kitchen cabinetry on your own.
Make sure the cabinets are cleaned and sanded before starting the paint job. If you paint on rough or uneven wood, that will show through the paint and look very unprofessional. Primer is also key to having a nice and even color on your kitchen cabinetry. An oil-based primer is best for maple, cherry, or wood laminate, while putty is best for open-grains, such as hickory, oak, and ash. Also look for paint that is specifically formulated for cabinets, since it is often more durable and smooth.
Before starting the paint job, cover all exposed surfaces that will not be painted with paper, and if you have a backsplash, use a plastic cover. It will be a lot easier if you store the cabinet doors with the corresponding hinges, and mark where each will go when you put the hardware back on. While you are preparing the space, look for any dings in your cabinets, and fill them in with wood putty. After sanding each one, you are ready to start the painting process, which will to brighten up your kitchen.
When a new coat of paint just won’t do the trick anymore, give us a call at Kitchen & Bath Plus in Altamonte Springs, Florida for an estimate on replacing your kitchen cabinetry.