Dining Room Cabinet Painting Tricks To Know In St. Louis, MO
In looking to better your dining room, one thing that you may want to do is to have a good look at the cabinets and think about what you can do to make them look better.
However, you don’t necessarily have to entirely remove your cabinets when you can refinish or even paint them and give them a new look.
The good thing to know is that there are things that you can do to make the process of painting your dining room cabinet or cabinets better.
With that being the case, let’s have a good look at some dining room cabinet painting tricks to know to make for a better painted dining room cabinet.
1. Fix Damage To The Cabinets
One of the key things that you are going to want to do with your cabinets before you paint them is to check that there’s no damage and if there is, to repair that damage.
The reason that this is the case is that paint and primer alone are not going to be enough to take care of your cabinets if there is damage to them.
There are various fillers that you can use that will help to repair your cabinet, but bear in mind that if the damage is too extensive it may not even be possible to make some repairs and some replacements will be necessary.
At some point, if your cabinets are more repair than original it’s likely worth asking yourself if you really are better off painting the cabinets.
2. Remove The Doors And Drawers
Though it may not seem like the most important thing, keeping the doors and drawers on the cabinet while you are painting them is not a good way to approach it.
This is the case because when you have the doors and drawers attached, you will have a more difficult time accessing the rest of the cabinet but on top of this you will not be able to best paint your doors.
They are better painted not while they hang but rather laid flat on a set of raisers so that they dry better.
3. Why You Need To Use Primer
There are a number of ways that you can better prepare for your painting project, but using a primer is going to be one of the ones that will ultimately serve your painting project.
Primer helps you with your painting project for a few reasons, one being that it will help you to apply the paint that will be going on more easily, making the surface you paint more smooth.
It also helps to keep that paint on there longer — if you’ve ever seen paint peeling off of a surface, you know how unpleasant it is and you know that preventing this is a high priority… and primer is one thing that will help you with this — and it can even hide stains pretty well!
4. Label The Doors And Drawers
Lastly, you should remember that since you are going to be removing the doors and drawers you should have some sort of labeling system in place so that when it comes time to put them back, they will go to the right place.
There are a lot of ways that you can label the doors and drawers, but the important thing is that you should do something that is going to be memorable for you so that you don’t put one door where another door should be or a drawer in a place where another one belongs — and they are not always going to be interchangeable as is the case with some sets of cabinets.
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