Living Room Cabinet Painting On A Budget In Ambler, PA
In getting ready to update the look of your living room, it may not occur to you that the old living room cabinet you have had for years would make the whole room look nicer if it just got painted.
However, one critical thing that holds people back from being able to update the look of their cabinet is the cost — even though painting a cabinet in your living room is quite cheaper than replacing it entirely, it can still be quite expensive.
The good thing that you should know about this is that there are things you can do to bring down the price of your living room cabinet painting project — it’s just a matter of applying some good advice and being careful while you paint.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some tips for living room cabinet painting on a budget when you want well painted living room cabinets.
1. Limit Yourself To One Color
Though it may seem like it would be good to use more than one color for your living room cabinet painting project, it is certainly not going to be good price-wise.
For every bucket of paint that you buy, you have to ask yourself if you really are going to be getting your money’s worth of that paint or not — if you’re using only a fraction of the bucket, is it really worth getting a full bucket of that paint if you have no plans to use it in the future?
For this reason, you may want to limit yourself to just one color, unless you can figure out how you can best get the right amount of a secondary color that you would use to have as an accent to the primary color.
2. Measure Before You Paint
Another good thing that you’re going to want to do is to measure the cabinets that you are going to be painting, for a number of reasons.
One is that you will be able to get a good idea of how much paint and primer you will need — and by doing this, you won’t accidentally go overboard and buy too much of either, which would be quite bad from a spending perspective.
Conversely, you won’t risk the possibility of buying too little primer or paint, which would also be bad in that you would then have to spend the extra time and probably money (gas being what it is now, price-wise) to go out and get more for yourself.
On top of all of this you will be able to figure out how long it is going to take you to paint your cabinets, which is inherently good as far as getting it done in a timely manner.
3. Remove Hardware
In the vein of saving money by saving time, you will do well for yourself if you remove the hardware on your cabinets before you paint them.
The reason this saves so much time and consequently money is that it’s a far more time consuming process to leave on your hardware and to try to paint around it than removing it and just painting it without the hardware.
Moreover, you are going to find yourself avoiding the issue of getting paint on your hardware, which is quite unpleasant and will likely lead to you needing to remove the hardware anyhow just to remove the paint!
The other benefit of removing your hardware is that you’ll get the opportunity to change it out — maybe you’ll find something that looks even nicer, perhaps at a thrift or discount store!
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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