Sometimes your kitchen just needs a little TLC or refresh that doesn't include a full scale remodel or overhaul of kitchen cabinets. Sometimes a paint job is just enough to give your kitchen that facelift it needs. Painting kitchen cabinets can be a budget-saver, but it's not an easy feat. Read on below to avoid these 4 mistakes everyone makes when painting kitchen cabinets!
Mistake #1: Not Removing the Doors
While it may be tempting to just leave the doors on the frame and start painting, taking the doors off is an essential step. This prevents drips, allows you to paint inside the cabinet and ensures that your doors can dry neatly.
Mistake #2: Skipping Prep Work
Make sure to sand the surface and fill in any cracks or uneven areas with wood filler. Then use a damp lint free cloth to remove all the dust and debris. Any tiny particle that lingers on the surface can ruin the pristine surface of the doors.
Mistake #3: Forgetting to Label the Hardware and Doors
Save yourself the headache of trying to match doors with its hardware post-paint. To make your life easier after the painting process, number each of the cabinet doors and put the hardware in baggies with the matching number.
Mistake #4: Applying Thick Layers of Paint
Multiple layers of thin coats is key when painting kitchen cabinets! Thick coats will chip very easily. Exercise patience and wait in between drying times for a sturdy, durable and long lasting finish.
That's all the mistakes to avoid that we have for you! Make sure to let us know if you have any questions or if you want to avoid the hassle of a process, our new cabinets may be an option for you!