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Don’t Ruin Your Cabinets When Painting

January 4, 2023 at 2:29 pm | Category: kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be a great way to refresh the look of your kitchen and increase the value of your home. It can be a big undertaking, but with proper planning and the right tools, you can achieve professional-looking results.

Kitchen Cabinet painting

Before you begin, it’s important to prepare the surface of your cabinets. This means thoroughly cleaning and sanding the cabinets to ensure that the paint will adhere properly.

You may also want to remove the hardware, such as handles and hinges, to make painting easier.

Next, you’ll need to choose your paint. There are a few options to consider:

  • Latex paint is water-based and easy to clean up, but it may not be as durable as oil-based paint.
  • Oil-based paint is more durable and resistant to moisture, making it a good choice for kitchen cabinets. However, it is more difficult to clean up and may require the use of paint thinner.
  • Chalk paint is another option that is easy to work with and requires minimal prep work, but it may not be as durable as other types of paint.

Once you have your paint, you’ll need to decide on a finish. A gloss or semi-gloss finish will be easier to clean and more durable, but a matte finish may give a more modern look.

To begin painting, start by applying a coat of primer to the cabinets.

This will help the paint adhere better and provide a smooth base for the paint to sit on.

Once the primer is dry, you can begin applying the paint. Use a brush or roller to apply the paint in thin, even coats, making sure to cover all surfaces evenly. It may take several coats to achieve good coverage, so be patient and allow each coat to dry fully before applying the next.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Once the paint has dried, you can reinstall the hardware and enjoy your newly refreshed kitchen cabinets!

Keep in mind that painting kitchen cabinets can be a time-consuming process, but the results are worth it. With a little patience and attention to detail, you can transform the look of your kitchen and give it a fresh, new feel.

If you are looking for an experienced Northampton & Lehigh County painter then please call (484) 821-7112 or complete our online request form.

Ryan Amato - Amato Painting and Power Washing

ryan amato Ryan Amato is a man driven by his values, first and foremost. As manager of Amato Painting, Ryan’s leadership is one of trust and commitment. His relationships with his team are as important as those with his clients. His motivation to provide professional service is driven by a dependable workmanship that secures their reputation of being the best at what they do. No matter the size of the project, Ryan is adept at meeting deadlines and budgets.

As an award winner for his outstanding painting work, Ryan’s projects have been featured in the Sherwin Williams Quarterly Industry Magazine. You can find his contributions to the painting community across numerous blog sites and on his YouTube channel. With a true passion for his craft, Ryan is driven by so much more than the bottom line. He lives in Easton, Pa with his fiancé Michelle, his two teenagers, Preston and Ryenn and his dog Duncan who stars on the company logo!

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