DIY Kitchen Cabinet Painting Tips
Kitchen cabinets and pantry cabinets in particularly are often painted in order to give them a brand-new look. A cabinet painting (sometimes called a “cabinet painting”) is usually a rather small (2x4x4) painting, usually no bigger than two feet (0.Six meters) in both dimension. A cabinet, sometimes called a closet, bedroom (in the Italian Studiolo), or even an office, could be used as a sitting room or even a workroom. The painting used in cabinet is not always the same as the one used on the rest of the furniture; therefore, the paint used for cabinet should be suitable for the surface on which it will be painted.
The first step for a cabinet painting is to remove any hardware. This includes knobs, handles, pulls, or any other hardware that you have attached to your cabinet doors. After this, you will need to measure the size of your kitchen cabinets and measure the dimensions of your cabinet doors (both the cabinet doors as well as the cabinet frame). You will now need to determine the color that you want to use for the paint. For kitchen cabinets, the most common colors chosen are white or light wood tone, beige, and natural wood.
Once you have determined the color, you can get started with the cabinet painting. This involves preparing the painting surface by sanding the surface to the bare wood of the cabinet. You should then prepare the paint. For this you will need to buy a paint that is specifically designed for kitchen cabinets, such as RTA (ready-to-assemble), paint stores keepers or paint suppliers, etc.
To avoid marring the surface of the doors of your cabinets, you should not wet sand them until the previous step has been completed. Wet sanding makes the surface uneven and prone to cracking. Once the doors are sanded, you should let them dry for a minimum of two hours before using the doors. Once you have let them dry, you should then paint the cabinets. If you do not paint the cabinets right away after sanding them, it will create an unevenness on the cabinets, which will make them look unsightly.
Before you start DIY cabinet painting, you will also need to make sure that the doors are totally clean. You should never clean your DIY cabinets with water as this could lead to streaks being created. Instead, you should clean them with a cleaning agent such as Murphy’s Oil Soap or Lysol. You should then wipe off the soap from the cabinet doors using a clean cloth.
Before you start DIY cabinet painting, you should remember that the cabinets need to be completely dry before you start painting them. This means that you should not paint them while they are damp. You should also use the right type of paint to achieve the desired result. There are different types of paint available for this purpose including oil-based paints and latex paints. If you do not know how to select the right type of paint, you should ask a professional cabinet refinishing company to help you out.