What I Can Teach You About Kitchens
Kitchen Design – Painting Cabinet Doors without Sanding
Just the thought of renovating an entire kitchen is tiring, so just try giving the kitchen cabinets a new look with the help of the right paint. For this DIY project, you’ll need a handful of tools and equipment including thumbtacks, liquid deglosser, grease-cutting cleaner, paint rollers, scrubbing sponger, painter’s tape, wash cloth, white cabinet enamel, screwdriver and paint brushes.
Steps in Bringing Life to Your Kitchen Cabinets
Grab the scrubbing sponge and remove grime and dirt from the kitchen cabinet. Add a grease-cutting cleaner in wiping down every cabinet surface thoroughly; be sure to get every spec of dirt and grime Onwers that choose to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding will be opting for a liquid deglosser. Going for the liquid deglosser saves a considerable amount of time, money and other resources; pour some on a washcloth and start wiping the kitchen cabinets in small circular motions.
Keep in mind to label every door and hardware before removing them; you can use painter’s tape for labeling. Use a power drill or screwdriver in removing every hinge and part. To thoroughly clean the kitchen cabinet’s insides, first take away the shelving then you can wipe it all down.
Now would be the time to paint the backside of the kitchen cabinet doors, place the doors flat out with the back facing up; when everything’s set, grab the pain roller and apply a coat of white cabinet enamel. Securely place thumbtacks on all corners of the door and flip them over afterwards; the thumbtacks lift the kitchen cabinet’s backside from sticking on the surface, allowing you to paint the front as the back dries.
Small paintbrushes are great for painting the moldings, especially the more detailed areas. Once you get to the front of the kitchen cabinet, switch to rollers for the flat surfaces. If you decide to add another coat of paint, wait for the first one to dry off completely; add as many coats of paint as you see fit. Painting the hardware would be next, grab the silver spray paint and leave the hardware to dry completely. Rollers are the ideal tools for painting the walls of the kitchen cabinet unit; go over the outer edges, shelving and the very center where the doors meet when closed. Lastly, reattach the entire unit with the aid of the screwdriver; don’t neglect to attach knobs and hinges on the cabinet doors before returning the entire unit to its place. After carefully putting everything back to place, you not only have a stylish cabinet but overall a fancier looking kitchen.
Upgrading your kitchen doesn’t need to be expensive, just grab a few materials and start repainting the kitchen cabinets. The color that you pick should not only take into account your needs but personal style.