Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms within your home and therefore deserves all the attention it can get. Every now and then, it is always a good idea to change the aesthetic of the room to provide it with that updated look. One of the best ways you can do this, is by painting your kitchen cabinets. This can help to create an entirely new look within your room and will also be relatively cheap compared to many alternative kitchen renovations. You also have full control of the customization process. You can choose from a range of colours and even alternative colours within the cabinets themselves for an additional pop of colour. This can work with all cabinet designs, including glass-fronted units for added effect.
No matter your choice, it is always fun to experiment with kitchen cabinet painting in Calgary– you can always change the colour should you not like it! In order to complete the work in a professional way, we have created some steps you guide you through the process. Here are the steps you can follow to give your kitchen cupboards a new, refreshing look.
Any good joy begins with good preparation. Begin by removing all knobs and handles from your cupboards, as well as the content itself. You can put masking tape in place to protect all hinges and glass. You may also choose to lay down a dust sheet to protect other areas of the room.
- Wash Your Cabinets
There is no way you’ll paint your cabinets evenly if they are covered in mess. Wash your cabinets thoroughly using soap and a strong detergent. By doing this, you can remove the grease that builds up over time and create a smooth canvas to paint on. When finished, wipe off all soap using a damp cloth.
- Sand Down The Surfaces
Once your cabinets have dried, it is time to sand them down with fine paper. Fill out any imperfections using a mixed filler and then sand once again, ensuring there are no gaps in the kitchen cabinets themselves.
- Apply A Finish
Apply either a wood or melamine primer based on the surface of your cupboards. Use a smaller roller on your doors in order to create a smooth finish. There are many water-based paints on the market that will dry quickly and will not create the ‘paint smell’.
- Begin Painting!
Now you can begin painting your cupboards. Start by applying two coats of paint (you can choose any colour you want!). After the first coat has finished drying, you can sand it down to create a smooth, professional finish. During this process, make sure you wipe away all dust with a damp cloth.
- Apply Finishing Touches
Once your second coat of paint has finished drying, carefully remove the masking tape. Then, put the knobs and handles back on and enjoy your new looking cabinets! If the paint has been applied correctly, they should change the overall aesthetic of your room. If you want further change, you can always replace older handles and knobs with new designs on the market!