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Tips For Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets


New year, fresh kitchen cabinets.

Painting kitchen cabinets is no small feat, which is why planning and preparation are keys to a successful paint job. Patience is required when undertaking the process of painting your kitchen cabinets. You will have to be prepared to deal with a bit of chaos and stress as you move along this paint-filled journey of updating your kitchen cabinets.

Choosing The Correct Paint
Normal wall paint is much different than the paint used on kitchen cabinets. Regular paint is likely to chip and unlikely to be able to stand up to all the cleaning and use that our cabinets go through. Although more expensive, get the correct paint that can withstand all the use of a kitchen cabinet, going with an alkyd enamel type of paint will hold up better to all the repeated use. Not only will this type of paint allow for less chipping, it will leave your cabinets sleeker than ever.

Don’t Forget About The Hardware
Before you paint, remember to remove all hardware attached to your cabinets. All of the hinges, all the screws, get them off so that it becomes a lot easier to paint. It will take some time to get all of those magnets off, but in the end, it will be worth it to have a fresh, clean slate for painting.

Paint Rollers: You Need More Than One
You will need one paint roller for the primer and one for the actual paint. When browsing your local hardware store, look for rollers with words like “smooth cabinet finish” and “mirror finish”.

Painter’s Tape Will Become Your New Best Friend
Although not foolproof, there will inevitably be extremely difficult places that need to be painted. Think about all the nooks and crannies that cabinets have; these are where painter’s tape becomes extremely useful.

Apply Light Coats Of Paint
When applying paint, avoid heavy application. Drips happen, and with using paint, especially enamel paint, it tends to begin curing immediately, which results in unsightly drip marks. These marks have to be sanded and re-painted.

Get In Touch With Columbia Paint Company Today
Columbia Paint Company is happy to help you choose the perfect color for your painting project and offer you home staging tips and advice for every step of the way. Not sure how to make sure your siding, trim, and accent colors match? Need to see the paints you loved online in person? Schedule an appointment today by calling 443-319-4001 or visiting us online. For more painting tips and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Houzz, YouTube, and Pinterest!

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