Painting of the kitchen cabinets is one of the best kitchen renovation ideas. Well painted cabinets will have the same look like new ones. This will help you in achieving fantastic results and save money. You can either opt to pain both sides of the cabinet or just paint the outside. The inside is seen only when the cabinets are open.
All the items should be removed when painting the inside. Painting should be done in a well-ventilated room because some paints and primer used have strong odours. You can do this by placing a fan close to the window or door. A fan is helpful in pulling the fumes out of the room.
Taking off the different components of the cabinet
All the hardware components of the cabinet should be taken off. They include pulls, handles, and knobs. The flooring and the countertops should be covered using tarps and drop cloths. Leave your doors attached. All the hinges should be taped on the doors using painters tape.
Cleaning the cabinets
The cabinets should be cleaned using an appropriate cleaning agent such as TSP. This is special cleaning agent to cleaning furniture, and it is available in nearly all the hardware stores. The cabinet’s exterior should also be cleaned using this cleaning solution. After the cleaning process, the cabinets should be allowed to dry. Finally, a fine sandpaper is used to sand the cabinets. This will help in producing a dull finish.
Priming of the cabinets
Priming is done using a good primer like Zinsser or BIN primer both of which are readily available at the local paint or hardware stores. A brush and a nap roller are used in applying a coat of primer on the cabinets. The front and the backs of your doors should also be primers. Once you are done with the doors, you can proceed to the other exposed parts of the cabinet. Finally, use a fine grit sandpaper to sand your cabinets after the primer is dry.
Painting of the cabinets
Painting is done using a brush and a brush and a roller just like the way the primer is applied. Latex and oil paint are the common types of paints used for painting the cabinets. Oil paint is more durable as compared to latex but it is difficult to apply. Once you are through with the painting job, it is advisable to clean up the primer and paint using paint thinner.