Kitchen Cabinets – Painting Adds Years To Their Life


So your kitchen cabinets are the most abominable sight in the complete neighborhood. Your even embarrassed to have the compatriot kids over, let alone their parents. It’s big bucks to have them replaced with new, and that vile cleanup job you tried on them just didn’t do the trick. While there’s one other article you can try ago breach the bank to buy new ones. A new coat of good quality paint or varnish may just do the trick. Even replacing the hardware with anything more to your approval can make an amazing improvement. That’s what we did a few years ago, and it extended the life of our cabinets another four or five years. While we finally did end up replacing all the cabinets, we were able to put it off until our bank report was a little more up to the challenge. Now, here’s a few belongings to keep in mind if you adjudge to address a kitchen cabinet paint job.

First thing, you will need to do is to remove all the cabinet doors and hardware. You’ll obviously want to do this, if your replacing all the hardware, but even if your not it’s a good idea to get a more businesslike paint job. Depending on the size of your kitchen you may need to use another room in the house to put all the doors. Preferably some place you can work in, so everything (cabinets and doors) can be tinted in one go. Be sure to have abundance of drop cloths handy. Wipe down any surface to be tinted with TSP. Be sure to follow the manufacturers brief as this stuff can be somewhat caustic. Some people favor to do a light sanding of all tinted surfaces at this point. Depending on the condition of your cabinets this may or not be necessary. If they are a little assaulted up, then this may even out the surfaces a bit ago painting. In our case no sanding was required, and everything looked just fine in the end.

The paint we used was a white melamine paint. It’s designed specifically for this type of job. Just talk to your local paint supplier, and they can point you in the right direction. If your in fact varnishing the cabinets, then using a high quality, oil based polyurethane would be a good choice. Again, talk the people at your local paint store, tell them what your doing, and they can make some suggestions. Even bringing in one of the lesser cabinet doors may give the sales person a better idea of what your up to. Once everything not being tinted is bathed or taped, it’s time to start painting. Always use the best quality flick or breaker you can afford. It’s still cheaper than hiring a professional, and the finished job will look just as good.

Once everything is tinted or varnished, and had time to dry, it’s time to put everything back together. Now all that’s left to do, is sit back and enjoy the view of your new kitchen cabinets. It’ll give you anything to do as your to come for your bank report to construct up for that big kitchenremodeling job a few years from now.

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