Cabinet Painting Dos and Don’ts

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The Easiest Kitchen Remodeling Process

While many kitchen remodeling projects require a great amount of tenacity to complete, condo and homeowners across the U.S. have found a hassle free and cost-efficient alternative to increase their home’s value. Instead of dedicating months to tear their kitchens apart in preparation for all of the upgrades, many homeowners have chosen to enhance their spaces by adding a fresh coat of paint to their cabinets. Cabinet painting can positively contribute to your kitchen’s overall ambiance, transforming your dark and murky kitchen into a warm and welcoming environment. Whether you are preparing for your house to be listed on the market, or just looking for a more cost-efficient way to make some much needed changes in your kitchen, some tender, love, and care, and a fresh coat of paint may be all that you need.

Why Repaint Instead of Remodel

While some home and condo owners have spent the last few months drowning in stress over their most recent renovation project, many others are selecting the perfect color to stain their cabinets with. These individuals have uncovered the many benefits of cabinet painting, including:

  • Cost Efficient
  • Less Time Consuming
  • Simpler Process
  • Increases Home’s Value

As previously noted, cabinet painting is an easier and more manageable project for many homeowners. While cabinet remodeling requires a great amount of expertise and machinery that some condo and homeowners do not have, cabinet painting is less extenuating and requires less resources.

The Cabinet Staining Process

For condo and homeowners thinking of taking on a cabinet staining or repainting project, you may want to consider a few things before you begin. As with any other home renovating project, refinishing your cabinets requires a great amount of hard work and dedication. As you prepare for your project, it is important to research and find a quality paint for your home and collect the materials and tools needed to complete your project. To repaint your home, you will need several materials, including:

  • Paint
  • Tinted Primer
  • Water
  • Masking Tape
  • Screws
  • Cabinet Hardware
  • Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)
  • Wood Filler
  • Sponges

In addition to these materials, your project will require the following tools:

  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Putty Knife
  • Screwdriver
  • Bucket
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Drill
  • Pencil
  • Combination Square
  • Clean and Dry Cloth
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper

Once you have gathered your tools and materials, it is time to get to work. To start refinishing your cabinets you need to remove all the doors, draws, knobs, latches, and other hardware from your cabinets. To keep track of all the cabinets and smaller pieces, number each door and its corresponding location. You can also store all of the cabinet’s hardware in plastic bags, which are then placed inside its respective cabinet. The next step in the repainting process is to clean all of the cabinets that you intend to paint. Regardless of whether the cabinets appear to be dirty or not, it is likely that grease and grime have found a way onto its surface. Therefore, it is imperative to wipe all of the surfaces clean before adding on a fresh coat of paint.

In addition to cleaning your cabinets, it is also a good time to make any necessary repairs. Before you begin repainting your cabinets, be sure to repair any holes, dents, or gouges. When you are done with the repairs, sand down the surfaces of the cabinet to ensure it is consistently smooth. Once you have sanded down your cabinets to perfection it is time to apply an even coat of primer. Using a good quality 3-inch paint brush can ensure your primer is evenly distributed. Once your coat of primer dries it is time to apply your paint.

As a general rule of thumb, paint should be applied in thin coats. This results in fewer visible brush strokes and allows the paint to dry more quickly. Once a coat has been applied, allow the paint to dry before gently re-sanding the surface in preparation for the next coat. While a good quality paint may only require two coats for a decent finish, a third coat is recommended to protect your cabinets from harmful kitchen elements. After the last coat of paint dries, you can reassemble your cabinets to complete your renovation project.

You Can Do It Yourself, but Should You

Although refinishing your cabinets is a simpler process than a complete remodeling project, it is not an easy process. While condo and homeowners may be capable of completing the project on their own, professional cabinet painters can take the stress of the project away from the homeowner.

Homeowners are guaranteed a quality that is unmatched when they choose to entrust their project to a professional. Companies like Absolute Painting provides their home owning customers with exceptional in-house and cabinet painting services. Serving Lawrence KS, Lenexa KS, and other nearby areas, Absolute Painting offers high quality services, ensuring a pleasurable and painless refinishing experience. In addition to their in-house painting services, their experts are versatile and can also manage your outdoor painting needs. In addition to the aforementioned benefits of hiring a professional painter, a professional painter can also save you money in the long run. In providing a high-quality service, professional painters will work diligently on your project, making only the slightest errors and mistakes, and saving you time and money in the long run. Therefore, enlisting a professional cabinet painter to help you with your refinishing project can be very beneficial.

Whether you’re preparing your home to be listed on the market for sale, or you’re looking to simply update your space, refinishing your kitchen cabinets can increase your home’s value and add some light to the heart of your home. The process is great for homeowners looking to save both time and money while updating their environment. The process is also easy for homeowners to complete on their own and can be further simplified if handed over your project to reliable cabinet painters who can guarantee a quality painting. So, call Absolute Painting for a quote on your repainting project.


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