Living Room Cabinet Painting Mistakes To Avoid in Horsham, PA
In looking to make for a better looking living room, one thing that you can do is to look at your living room cabinets and see how much nicer they can be if you consider painting them.
However, you may not realize that there are certain painting errors that can be made that can absolutely wreck a painting project – or at the very least it might cause the project to take longer or cost you more money than it should.
Let’s have a look at some living room cabinet painting mistakes to avoid making a better painting project.
1. Not Cleaning First
One mistake that you should avoid when painting your living room cabinets is not cleaning the cabinets and the area near where you are going to be painting first prior to the painting.
There may be the inclination to imagine that when you are painting cabinets, you are just going to be able to paint over whatever may be there but this is not the case.
It’s necessary to clean the cabinets prior to painting them, or you are going to find yourself looking at dirty cabinets covered in paint — and that’s not a good look for any living room cabinet!
2. Leaving On Hardware
In painting your living room cabinets, you may well think that you are going to save some time if you leave the hardware on – that you can just paint around the hardware when it comes to it and that you will just be more careful.
However, the small amount of time that you are going to save by not removing the hardware is more than going to be lost when you have to paint so much more slowly around the hardware in order to avoid painting it.
Even if you try to circumnavigate this issue by applying painter’s tape to the hardware, you will still find yourself spending more time doing this than you would if you were to just remove the hardware and then be able to paint it with more ease as it were.
3. Using The Wrong Colors
Though of course ultimately the color of the living room cabinets is going to be up to you, you will find that the right color is going to have its basis on a few factors that are going to be relatively easy to determine.
One of them is going to be the other colors in the room — if you take the other colors in the room including the colors of the walls and you make use of a color for your cabinets that do not contrast well with these colors, you may find that the cabinets are not going to look as good as they could.
If on the other hand, you try to consider what color or colors would look good compared to these other colors, you are more likely to find that the cabinets are going to look better.
4. Not Letting Surfaces Dry
Throughout the process of painting your living room cabinets, there are going to be different stages at which you are going to be getting the surfaces wet as it were, such as when you have finished cleaning the cabinet surfaces.
It’s fundamentally important that you allow all of the surfaces that have become moist at all to fully dry before you move on to the next stage in the painting process, or you will find that the painting of your living room cabinets is going to become compromised, and you are going to have some fairly bad painting problems later on.
The best thing to do is to always ensure you have fully dry surfaces every time you are ready to move on to the next stage in the painting project.
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