In looking to improve the overall look of your kitchen, you may think about how good it would look if you were to give it a new paint job, particularly if you are looking to paint the walls or perhaps even the cabinets.
However, what you should be aware of is that you might make a couple of key mistakes if you don’t realize that they are out there as they were and that by avoiding them you will make for a better-painted kitchen.
One mistake that people make when they’re going to paint their kitchen is not checking for mold before they begin the painting process.
You may be familiar with how incredibly bad mold is both for the paint that you have on the walls as well as the overall health of the people living in the home, and for these reasons said mold needs to be fully removed.
By fully removing the mold from the kitchen you’ll eliminate or at least reduce the possibility that you’ll be facing that mold later on.
You might see a color in a magazine being advertised as the perfect color for your kitchen and think to yourself that this would necessarily also be the right color for your kitchen as well.
This is not at all necessarily the case though of course, you may find that it will work – and the reason that this is the case is that not every color is going to be right for your kitchen.
It’s better to try to get a little bit of actual paint that you can apply to your kitchen walls and then see how the color will really look in the kitchen before committing to buying multiple gallons of it.
In painting your kitchen there are going to be a number of steps along the way when the surface that is ultimately going to be painted will be moist to some extent.
If you try to move onto the next step in the project you will ultimately have painting problems — for example, after you clean the surface of the kitchen walls they will be a bit damp from the cleaning process, and you then generally will be sanding to get the walls smoother.
Sanding damp walls is not going to be good for the walls and it’s certainly not going to get the walls any smoother – if anything, it’s going to cause some damage to the surfaces.
The best thing that you can do is to make sure that surfaces are fully dry before you move on.
You are likely well aware of the fact that you’re going to want to sand the surfaces that are going to be painted before you start painting.
What is often less discussed is the fact that you also have to properly clean up after the sanding process has taken place – for sanding creates something known as sanding dust, and you will not want to see that sanding dust linger around after you have finished sanding.
What you are going to need to do is to make use of a good cleaning cloth and perhaps a vacuum cleaner — the vacuum cleaner being used first to get the majority of the sanding dust off and then the cleaning cloth (moist) to get the rest of the sanding dust.
You’ll then of course make sure to allow the surfaces to fully dry, as mentioned above.
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