Tips for Painting your Kitchen Cabinets
Updated: Jan 30, 2020
Doing a kitchen remodel can be a lengthy process and some people are just not ready to make that commitment. One easy way to give your kitchen a new look is to paint the kitchen cabinets. This process is simpler and less costly than installing new cabinets, plus it’s within the abilities of most homeowners which makes is a great D.I.Y. project! We hope these tips will help you when repainting your cabinets and have your kitchen feeling like new.
Consider your cabinets
This is the first step, consider the material your cabinets are made from will help you prep the surface correctly. Is it wood? wood veneer? or laminate? These are the things you should consider so you can figure the best way to paint and prep the cabinets.
Wood Cabinets: It’s known that paint adheres better over a sanded surface and true wood cabinets make a great candidate for painting. Just make sure if there is a glossy finish on your cabinets to sand it down properly. Using a primer is also helpful so your cabinets get an even coat of paint.
Wood Veneer: If your cabinets have a wood veneer you will also need to sand down the surface. But before you do that make sure you fix any loose edges, chips, or cracks beforehand. Another thing to note is not to sand too hard as the veneer is just a thin layer, so sand just enough for the paint to have something to adhere too.
Laminate: Painting laminate cabinets is possible but is a little bit more tricky than painting wood. It has a base layer that covered with plastic so putting in the prep work to paint these types of cabinets is key to making sure the paint will be able to stick to the surface. Sand as best as you can and be sure to wipe away any dust that may occur.
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