Repaint Kitchen Cabinets – When it comes time to freshen up your kitchen buying brand new appliances can be just the first step. After all, there are also the countertops, furniture, and of course the kitchen cabinets. Painting your kitchen cabinets can really change the whole look of the room, though it can be tricky depend on what’s already been applied to the wood. Given our commitment to be the most cleanest home painting company in Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton, we’re here to tell you how you can repaint kitchen cabinets, ending up with a beautiful, long-lasting finish.
Step 1: Prep and Cleaning then Repaint Kitchen Cabinets
The very first step should be to read this entire article before starting, just so you know what you’re getting into. Once that’s been done, and you’re committed to the project, remove all of the kitchen cabinet doors as well as any hardware attached.
Use whatever cleaning products are needed in order to wash off any oil or grime that has built up on the kitchen cabinet surfaces.
While it may not make sense at first, the higher grit the sandpaper the finer it is. Find sandpaper that’s anywhere between 360 and 600 grit and completely sand all kitchen cabinet surfaces. Be sure not to sand too hard, as you don’t want to heavily scratch the cabinets; all you’re trying to do is create a surface that the primer will adhere to well. Clean away any dust that has been created.
Step 3: Prime the Kitchen Cabinets
What kind of paint to use on kitchen cabinets? Take an oil-based primer and repaint kitchen cabinets you’ve recently sanded and cleaned off. While you can opt for specialized latex primer our preferred product is oil-based primer. While these can have a heavier odour, there are options that significantly reduce this.
Be very careful when applying the primer, as too thick an application will result in lap marks and dripping. Conversely, too thin a coat will end up in streaks which are just as undesirable. For this job you can use a brush or a sponge roller. Do your best to create as smooth and even a finish as you’re able.
Step 4: Repaint Kitchen Cabinets Professionally
The most common finishes for the paint used are latex satin, pearl, soft gloss, or a low lustre. Even though the primer was oil-based, since this project is interior you don’t need to worry too much about using a latex-based paint on top of that.
Wait for the primer to dry fully before you start painting. For most jobs you want to apply two coats, but depending on what colour you’re using you may be able to get away with just one. Much like with the primer we recommend using a brush and sponge roller to create a smooth finish. If applying more than one coat leave at least 24 hours between each one, possibly longer if it’s particularly humid
After allowing a full two days for everything to dry, replace the kitchen cabinet doors and associated hardware. Depending on the time of year you shouldn’t have to worry too much about the humidity, but it’s always better to wait longer than risk damaging or chipping your finished work.
Another Option to Repaint Kitchen Cabinets : Spray painting kitchen cabinets
Instead of painting your kitchen cabinets by hand there’s always the option of having them spray painted instead. This will eliminate the possibility of any streaks as the finish is guaranteed to be even over the entire surface. When doing this on your own it will require taking the kitchen cabinet doors to an area where the spray will not get on anything else, and the materials needed may also end up being more expensive.
Contact Us For A Free Kitchen Cabinets Repainting Estimate!
If you have any more questions about how to repaint your kitchen cabinets we would be happy to answer them! Get in touch with Carter Painting, and we can provide you with a free quote on breathing new life into your kitchen, anywhere in Hamilton, Grimsby, Binbrook, Ancaster, Oakville, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Mississauga, Winona, Waterdown, Aldershot, Burlington and surrounding areas. Whether it’s painting the kitchen cabinets by hand or spray painting them at our off-site facility, we can handle it no problem. So get your kitchen cabinets repainting quote now!