Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting Your Kitchen Island

Are you considering painting your kitchen cabinets? A quick splash of paint can completely change the way your kitchen looks and feels. But, if you do it wrong, you’ll soon find yourself with a project on top of a project, as you’ll have to fix mistakes to make your place more palatable.

With this said, how can you avoid kitchen cabinet-painting mistakes in the first place? Let’s take a look!

1. Not Allowing Yourself Enough Time

Painting projects take a lot of ambition, but they can easily become overwhelming when the clock starts ticking down. It can take anywhere from four to seven days to properly prep, paint, and take the necessary breaks during your painting project. This isn’t a Sunday afternoon situation.

2. Not Cleaning the Wood Before Painting

You might clean your kitchen thoroughly after every meal, but there are still residues and buildups that can pile up on the surfaces of your wood that you can’t necessarily see with the naked eye. You need to use grease remover to ensure the surface is super clean and ready for painting.

3. Not Removing the Drawers

One reason the painting process is longer than a lot of people expect is because most people don’t realize you need to remove the hardware knobs, hinges, and other elements associated with the kitchen cabinets.

4. Skipping the Sanding Part of the Process

Even cabinets that are in nearly perfect condition still need to be sanded. Why? That’s how you get the paint to stick to the surface. For cabinets that are in great shape, you can give the surfaces a quick buffing with a 150- to 200-grit sandpaper to take them down to a matte finish before you paint.

5. Letting Dust Live on the Surfaces of Your Cabinets

Dirt, dust, and debris have a bad habit of making a great paint job go wrong. If you don’t vacuum and clean these elements off the surfaces, your final product will look gritty.

The best way to avoid painting mistakes is to call the experts in from the very beginning. Our team can help you transform your kitchen into a culinary oasis. Reach out to us to schedule a consultation today!

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