Staying at home the past few months has many of us considering and completing projects around our home. One room of the house that always adds value and is one of the most used rooms is our kitchens. Many of us would love to have a fresh new look in our kitchen, but the cost can make many of us wait until we have more money. What if you decided to take a shot at cabinet painting and refinishing?
How To Get Started
Make sure you take plenty of time to consider the project and what it will involve. More than likely this project will take at least a long weekend if not a few extra days. This means you may need to set up a temporary kitchen, or just get carryout during your project. You also need to consider all the variables in your project. Are your cabinets in good shape so that painting will make them look fantastic, or are they damaged? What kind of material are they made of and how are the currently finished? You’ll want to know what the surface is made of as this will impact the amount of preparation. You’ll also need to consider if you are going to paint the cabinets with a brush or with a HVLP sprayer (High-Volume, Low-Pressure). This may impact the amount of time as well as the desired finish. Do you want to see brush strokes or not?
Preparation Is The Key To Success
As with most projects around your home, especially painting, you need to take your time on preparation. If you will be spraying the cabinets, will they be left on the walls? You’ll want to make sure EVERYTHING is properly covered to avoid having paint land on other surfaces. If your kitchen has an air return vent for your air conditioning, you’ll want to block this off. You don’t want paint being sucked into your AC system. The surface of the cabinets will need to be thoroughly cleaned. This is especially true of the cabinets above the stove. These may have light grease from cooking. First you will want to clean all the cabinets. Then you will need to sand all the surfaces so the primer will stick. You will know the surface is ready when all the sheen has been removed. You’ll want to hand sand all the edges as well. This will take some time. Spending the extra time now on the preparation will do two things for you. One, the paint will adhere and not flake off. Two, the cabinets will look great with imperfections sanded out. This might also be the time to look at the hardware and consider an upgrade. New paint and hardware such as cabinet handles and drawer pulls will make your kitchen cabinets look like new!
Impress Your Friends With Your Cabinet Painting and Refinishing Skills!
Take your time and ask lots of questions, especially at the paint store. Latex paints are easy to work with and some additives can be mixed to give the paint an enamel like finish. If you don’t rush, you can have a kitchen you are proud to show off. What if you don’t have the confidence to tackle such a project? Then give us a call. Here at Vickers Painting, we have been painting homes and cabinets for years. Instead of installing new cabinets, give us a call. Our cabinet painting and refinishing will impress you. For the fraction of the cost of new cabinets we can freshen up your kitchen. We are the best cabinet painting and refinishing company near you. We work in Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda. Check out our gallery for pictures of our latest projects and don’t forget to read our reviews!