Beginner's Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Painting

Prep the Cabinets for Painting

The key to a nice even surface is all in the prep work. Remove the doors from the cabinet boxes and remove all of the hardware. Mark each cabinet door or drawer and its corresponding opening with a matching numbered pieces of tape so you’ll know which piece goes where you’re reusing the hinges tape the screws to the hardware they came from so they don’t get lost. Lightly sand the doors and the boxes using a 100-grit sandpaper in order to smooth any rough spots and help the paint adhere. At this point, you might also want to fill any holes with wood filler and then sand down again once it’s dried. After sanding scrub the boxes and doors with a TSP cleaner and allow to dry.

Source: Beginner's Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Painting

Sounds simple. enough, but the quality of the. work depends on, some important factors. Other than being able to take something apart and cleaning it you must know what amount of preparation work is required to achieve the quality you are looking for in your finished paint job on your kitchen cabinet.

THINGS TO TAKE NOTE OF when doing kitchen renovation

  The easiest way to clean your kitchen cabinet in most. cases is clean them while they're. still in place is much easier to keep them sorted and separated. It's a lot harder to clean the kitchen cabinet doors  when they are already. in a pile

Mississauga Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Services

Since Mississauga handyman kitchen cabinet painting services have been doing this we always mark the door numbers systematically. When we remove a door replace a number or letter inside the European hinge pocket and then the corresponding letter, of course, very small writing in an inconspicuous place on the kitchen cabinet.

Preparing the cupboard doors

now that all the doors have been removed from the cabinets a further inspection for grease dirt can be inspected. Generally, the grease tends to develop on the top edge of the doors were sometimes a simple washing will not be enough. In this case, when the grease has packed on so thick you have to scrape the grease off manually with whatever tool or scraper you have at hand. Make sure that you do not scrape so hard as to damage the wood. When you have the bulk of the packed on grease gone it should come off easier with your degreaser or detergent.

Let the doors dry

and they should feel clean if you feel still that there is more cleaning to be done now is the time to do it. The paint will not stick to anything that is greasy and dirty.

Fixing damaged cupboards

The next step is to check the doors for damages if there are any now is the time to fix them. If the doors are going to be painted you can get any kind of wood filler to fix the crack or damaged wood. Preferably you will use a wood filler that is sandable otherwise you're going to have a problem with it after it dries.

Now your doors are ready, for sanding. it should be done systematically so will not. miss any spots

Sanding cupboard doors

Generally, we use 120 grit or 180 grit. sandpaper. You don't want to. use coarser paper this. because you will end up scratches in the wood. And if. so you must use finer grit sandpaper to smooth out the scratches.

Remove all the dust

from the. sanding making sure that there are no pockets of dust left in corners that the paint tool will pick up and distribute throughout the surface. We usually use a vacuum cleaner to suck out the corners using a fine bristled vacuuming brush that will agitate even the smallest crevice or crack.

Paint Doors Lying Flat

With the doors laying flat on your table it is time to paint the kitchen cabinet doors. It is wise not to put on too much paint but just enough for it to cover properly and smoothly. Our Mississauga painters use small many rollers to roll out all the surfaces. of the door. When, rolling the doors, attention must be paid to streaks and heavier paint deposits left behind. Do not push on one side or the other on the roller, this will create lines. The idea here is to put on lightly and smoothly and systematically.

Type of paint to use For kitchen cupboards refacing

There are specific paints made by different companies such as Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams paint companies. The Benjamin Moore paints are "cabinet coat" and the Sherwin Williams paint is "Emerald/urethane" this is their specialty paint that is self-levelling paint giving you a very very nice finish. It is not advisable to use ordinary house trim paint because it is not as durable and hard and resistant to scratches.

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