Kitchen Cabinet Painting Prep in Ambler, PA
Your kitchen cabinets may look a bit on the worn side but that doesn’t mean that they need to be replaced entirely — in many cases, you can get better looking cabinets just by painting them.
However, it’s important that you make the time to prepare for your kitchen cabinet painting project so that you don’t spend too much time with the painting — just by preparing, you can make for a better overall project.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some important tips for kitchen cabinet painting prep that will make for better painted kitchen cabinets.
1. Measure Your Kitchen Cabinets
An important part of preparing your kitchen cabinets is the step of measuring them — and this is going to be important for a few reasons.
For one, you are going to be able to more accurately ascertain how much paint and primer you’re going to need when you measure — you can calculate quantities more easily when you do this.
Moreover, it’s just by measuring your cabinets that you’re going to be able to better figure out how to better plan out your painting project, therefore making it easier to tackle — knowing about how long it is going to take will make for an overall better project.
2. Remove The Hardware
Though a cabinet painting project may seem like it’s quite daunting and that it’s going to take quite a lot of time, one way you’re not going to want to reduce how long the project will take you is by leaving the hardware on the cabinets.
Leaving the hardware on the cabinets may seem like a good idea because you don’t have to make the time to remove the hardware and you don’t later have to replace it all, but there is of course more to it than just that.
Indeed, you need to remember that as you are painting the cabinets you are going to have to avoid getting paint on the hardware and as such you will have to take steps to do such — and almost all of these will involve more overall time than just removing and returning the hardware when you are finished painting.
Far better to do this than to possibly get some paint on your hardware and to take just as much time doing so as you would have done had you removed the hardware safely.
3. Choose Appropriate Color(s)
There are of course quite a few colors from which you will be able to choose for your cabinets but not all of them are going to be appropriate for a kitchen such as yours.
Since fundamentally your kitchen is yours to paint and decorate as you like, it’s quite important that you like the color or colors that you choose for the cabinet but you also have to be mindful of the other people with whom you share the space.
Look around the room and consider what you have there and make a few selections — you can get samples of paint to try out on your cabinets and based on how they look you can choose one or two that will make your cabinets look best.
4. Clean Your Cabinets Properly
If you are trying to paint over cabinet surfaces that are not quite clean, you are going to run into a couple of issues — one being that you will have a more difficult time painting the cabinets due to the surfaces being messy and not smooth.
The other rather unpleasant issue with which you will undoubtedly deal is the fact that your cabinets will look like they were dirty and then you applied paint to their surface regardless.
By making the time to clean your cabinets before you paint them you will ensure that you have a more smooth surface upon which you can paint and you can be sure that your cabinets aren’t going to look like dirty surfaces with paint on them.
Hiring a professional painting contractor like Aspen Painting guarantees a flawless, durable, and high-quality paint job.
We have years of experience in cabinet and furniture painting with a long list of happy customers in Horsham, PA, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell, PA.
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