The kitchen is said to be one of the most important rooms in your home — for most people, not a day goes by in which they don’t spend at least some time in the kitchen even if that time is only to go to the coffee machine to pour themselves a large cup of ambition and deliciously dark roast.
With this being such an important room, you’d think that when the time comes to painting it (or repainting it as the case may be) you may want to be careful in what you’re doing so that you make for a good painting project — after all, your room should reflect the importance of the room and how can you do that if you do a poor painting job?
(Of course, you may look at this and find it to be a bit much to do… in which case we at Headwaters Painting would be more than happy to step in and help you…)
There are a lot of good paints out there but not just any paint is going to do when you’re looking to paint your kitchen.
There are a couple of important factors you should bear in mind in shopping around for your kitchen paint in addition to the color, which we will briefly touch upon next.
One is the way that your paint will respond to moisture — you are looking at a kitchen, where you see a lot of moisture in the air due to the cooking process and so you are going to want a paint that is resistant to moisture so that you don’t find yourself with a lot of mold and mildew on the surface of the walls.
Additionally, since you are going to have plenty of grease and oils, and food substances in the room, it’s helpful to make use of a paint that’s easy to clean — the glossier the paint, the easier it will be to clean.
When you are thinking about what color you’re going to want to use to paint your kitchen walls, you shouldn’t go only based on colors you think are going to look good but rather also consider how those colors are going to look compared to the appliances in your room (as well as your kitchen cabinets.)
By considering these factors together, you will make for a well painted kitchen that looks a lot more harmonious than it were.
In any given painting project, you’re likely to have some issues with dripping paint and you should think carefully about how you’re going to protect surfaces that are not going to get painted.
The floors, for example, are better protected by heavier drop cloth than by cheaper and lighter drop cloths which can shift under the weight of your walking about as you go around your kitchen painting.
You can just imagine that anything you have in the kitchen that doesn’t need to be there should and can be removed — for any obstacle in your way is just going to be an impediment to getting the job done well.
By removing things that can be removed, these obstacles won’t get in your way.
Lastly, you should absolutely apply a coat of primer before you go to apply the first coat of paint (for in most cases you are ultimately going to want to apply a second coat of paint after the first one.
Primer is a good start before the first coat of paint as it will help the first coat of paint adhere better – and a wall that has primer is much more smooth than one without.
At Headwaters Painting, we aim to enrich the lives of our clients by delivering a Superior Experience. We do residential and commercial, interior, and exterior painting in Forest Lake and Blaine, MN. You can reach us at 651-278-6033 or click below to schedule a virtual estimate!