In the course of remodeling your home, you may consider tackling the kitchen as it is one of the rooms where you might spend quite a lot of time, at least when you are home.
When you remodel your kitchen, you might think of replacing your kitchen cabinets entirely. Still, you can do well for yourself if you repaint or re-stain the cabinets — it is the preferable option as far as remodeling goes when your cabinets are functional enough and just need to get spruced up a bit.
Prior to starting the painting process, you’re going to want to remove the cabinet doors as well as the drawers.
There are a few reasons you will want to do this, starting with the fact that it’s a lot more easy to paint your cabinet doors and drawers when they are not in your kitchen cabinets.
Moreover, when you are painting the rest of your cabinets, it will be a lot easier to paint as you will not have the doors and drawers in the way.
Lastly, when you are painting the doors, it is much better for them when they are drying if they are laying horizontally and not vertically.
Some would have you believe that you can only use one color when you are painting your kitchen cabinets.
It’s okay to use more than one color, particularly if you are using complementary colors.
One of the important things you need to have when you are painting your kitchen cabinets is to have a smooth surface.
The way that you can be sure that your surface is smooth is to make sure that you sand well.
The sanding process smooths out the surface of your cabinets and will allow for the primer coat to go on — it adheres better to a sanded surface than an un-sanded surface.
After thoroughly sanding your kitchen cabinets, you’re going to want to clean the sanding dust off of them because the last thing you will want to do is to paint over the dust.
When you do this, one thing you can do is to use a vacuum cleaner and then a dusting cloth if possible to get the rest of the sanding dust off of your kitchen cabinets.
You must double-check that you have removed all of the sanding dust from your cabinets before you move on with the painting process to ensure that you don’t get any of it stuck in the paint — it would be considerably harder to remove after the fact.
After you apply a coat of primer to your kitchen cabinets and giving it ample time to dry, it is an excellent time to give it a once over with a strong light.
What you will be doing is verifying that your cabinets are free of any defects, such as minor holes that may have been somehow missed when you were preparing the cabinets earlier in the process.
If you find any, you can fill them with spackling compound or other kinds of filler that would go well with the sorts of cabinets that you may have — you can consult with the store where you buy it to be sure.
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