More Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in St. Louis, MO
It’s quite possible that you are looking to update the look of your kitchen, and in doing so you will look at your cabinets and how you can paint them to get them to look nicer.
We have previously covered some of the mistakes that you will want to avoid when you’re painting your kitchen cabinets but it bears covering some more so that you have the best looking cabinets at a good price.
Let’s have a look at some more mistakes to avoid when painting kitchen cabinets
1. Not Using Primer
An important thing that you’re going to want to remember when you’re painting your cabinets is to make sure that you apply a coat of primer prior to your first coat of paint.
The reason you want a primer before the paint is that by doing this, you will make it easier to apply that first and ultimately possibly a second coat of paint.
Additionally, by using a primer before paint you give your paint project a longer life — paint stays on longer and so you won’t have to paint again for a longer period of time.
2. Not Removing Sanding Dust
As mentioned in our previous article, sanding is a key part of getting your cabinets ready for painting — but once you have finished sanding, there’s another step.
The sanding dust that is created by sanding the surface of your cabinets needs to be removed — and if you don’t properly do this, you can be almost sure that you will see that sanding dust again.
Unfortunately, it will be in the form of dust that you see on the surface of your painted cabinets — which is not going to likely be the look you will want to go for in painted cabinets.
3. Leaving On The Hardware
You may have a look at the hardware on your cabinets and think that it would be a bit of a time-consuming hassle to remove it prior to painting the cabinets, but leaving it on will take more time and make for a worse paint job.
The hardware certainly does not need to be painted, and your efforts to protect it so that it doesn’t get paint on it will likely amount to you putting painter’s tape on the hardware and then painting around it.
What this will mean, of course, is that your paint strokes will be less smooth as they will be interrupted every time you are near the hardware (even though it is protected), and on top of this if you do not perfectly put on the tape you may still find that there will be paint on the hardware.
On top of all of this, you will quite likely take up a lot more time in protecting your hardware with tape and painting techniques than you would just making the time to remove the hardware.
4. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
Lastly, you should remember that you’re in a kitchen and as such you want to use the right kind of paint — which is to say the kind of paint that is easier to clean.
If you make use of a flat paint, you’re going to find that it is quite difficult to clean the surface of the cabinets, and in some cases the paint will just come off of the cabinet instead of the grime that may accumulate over time with the use of the kitchen.
What you want to do is to make use of a glossy paint for your cabinets so that you will be able to ultimately clean off the cabinets with a wet cloth — this is going to be ideal for your kitchen cabinets.
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