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Home Improvement  /  May 4, 2022

Things to Know Before Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re thinking about sprucing up your kitchen on a dime, one of the first tasks that might spring to mind is giving your cabinets a new lick of paint. While Pinterest can make painting cabinets look like a cakewalk, there are certain things you need to get right, or else your project might end up a disaster. We shed light on some of them here. 

Get Your Cabinets Cleaned and Prepped First

Before proceeding to any painting, the kitchen cabinets must be properly cleaned and prepped. First, grab a grease-removing agent and a clean cloth, and then start wiping down. Even a thin layer of dust on the surface is going to leave a gritty finish once you’re done painting, so make sure everything is sparkling clean. Then, use sandpaper before applying a stain-blocking primer to prevent blotches after the paint cures.

If you’re short on time or not experienced in DIY painting, it pays to hire a professional to do the painting instead. He or she will have the right tools and expertise to make sure every step of the project from start to finish is expertly carried out.

Painting Takes More Than One Day

On many occasions, the cabinets and hardware must be completely removed before prepping all the surfaces. Plus, it does not only take time to apply the right primer and paint; you also need to wait for all the layers to sufficiently dry before proceeding to the next step. At the very least, it might take one full weekend to paint your kitchen cabinets. However, it usually takes four to seven days when properly done by a professional.

Consider How Long You Plan to Keep Your Cabinets

The longer you’re planning to use your current kitchen cabinets, the more careful you want to be when giving them fresh paint. You can always sand them down and apply a new color, though it’s certainly a lot of work to do. If you’re sure to use your cabinets for the long term, the ideal thing to do is go with timeless colors like bright white. No one can deny the appeal of white cabinets stretching across a kitchen and giving it a refreshing, airy ambience.

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A fresh coat of paint is all it takes to give your kitchen cabinets a new lease on life. Handyman Connection┬« of Orange County has the special set of skills to get the job done right the first time. Call (714) 288-0077, or fill out our online form to request a no-obligation estimate.

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