A kitchen upgrade can be achieved without costing you a fortune. Understanding the steps involved in how to paint kitchen cabinets is fundamental to your renovation project. New variations of cabinet paints such as water-based or acrylic allow for a successful kitchen cabinet renovation. Utilizing these paints and high-quality tools like paint rollers and paint sprayers used by Prestige Painting & Contractors will ensure high-quality results.
Step 1: Protect the Surrounding Area
Painting Cabinets can cause quite a mess, primarily on your countertops and surrounding area. Prestige Painting & Contractors ensures a protective cover over your countertops and any surface that may get affected while painting.
Step 2: Remove Cabinet Accessories and Hardware
When painting your kitchen cabinets, we take no shortcuts, ensuring the job is done correctly. With a rush job, the end result will not look good and taking shortcuts will simply result in hinges and hardware that are covered with paint. In order to achieve a neat and perfect kitchen cabinet renovation, it’s important to remove all drawers, hardware and accessories from the cabinets prior to painting.
Step 3: Document Everything
To ensure everything goes back together correctly, it’s important to label the doors and drawers. We keep everything organized with a quick diagram that displays all the doors and drawers in your kitchen cabinets.
Step 4: Sanding
Prior to painting, it is essential to sand your kitchen cabinets to ensure the new paint holds perfectly.
Step 5: Primer
In order to paint your kitchen cabinets as quickly as possible, Prestige Painting & Contractors recommends a fast-drying primer. It is essential that the primer and the paint will work well together, our experts take the time to provide you with the best paint options available. We ensure the paint and primer compatibility prior to administering them on your kitchen cabinet surfaces.
Step 6: Clean Surfaces
In order to achieve a perfect paint job, it’s important to remove all dirt and dust from doors, drawers and frames. We will vacuum the surface carefully and then finish by wiping it with a cloth.
Step 7: Sanding
In order to achieve a perfect final coat, it’s very important to repeat sanding after your primer completely dries. This will ensure you remove any dust or drips that may have occurred during priming.
Step 8: Painting
Using a high-quality paint brush, Prestige Painting & Contractors will apply the initial coat of paint on your kitchen cabinets. For larger surfaces such as cabinet doors, we may use a high-quality paint roller to tackle the job quickly and efficiently.
Step 9: Sanding Paint
For the perfect finish, we will need sand the painted surfaces and remove any deficiencies we might find using 220 grit sandpaper.
Step 10: Second Coat of Painting
Now that all the deficiencies have been removed, we will apply a second coat of paint to achieve the rich professional look you have been looking for. Once the kitchen cabinets are dry, we will install them. Congratulations on your newly renovated kitchen.
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to upgrade your kitchen is by painting the kitchen cabinets. A fresh coat of paint can brighten your kitchen space and restore the look of your cabinets. But how do you decide which type of paint is right for your cabinets? The finish and age are just some of the factors that can help determine the right choice for your kitchen so you can enjoy many more years of use out of your cabinets.
How Much Does it Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?
Painting your kitchen cabinets is a cost-effective and fast way to increase the value of your home. The average kitchen upgrade can cost more than $10,000 while painting your kitchen cabinets costs less than $500.
What’s the return on investment for painting your cabinets? According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, a new paint job can see an ROI of up to 165%. This makes painting your cabinets a quick and profitable option for upgrading your kitchen. To ensure you maximize the value out of your patient job, Prestige Painting and Contracting only use the highest quality paint and our painting team are experts in applying a long-lasting finish to your cabinets.
Should I Paint My Cabinets?
Painting your cabinets may seem like an ideal solution to upgrading the look of your kitchen. Before starting a painting project it’s important to inspect the cabinets to see what condition the material is in? If your cabinets are old and cracked, it may be time to replace them. Materials such as veneers and particleboard can lose their integrity over time, making it difficult to apply paint successfully. If your cabinets are still in good condition, then painting may be the right solution.
What Type of Paint Do I Need for the Cabinets?
Choosing the right kind of paint for your cabinets is the first step in ensuring a satisfactory job. Different materials react to paints differently so it is important to choose a paint that is going to bond to your cabinets with a smooth and clean finish.
Oil or Latex?
Paint technology has changed over the years. Paints are now more durable and last longer. Many painters trust latex paint because it offers a quick drying time and is easy to clean with water. It is important to remember that latex paints can take longer to cure, leaving them at risk of chips, smudges, or damage during the drying process.
Some painters still rely on oil-based paints due to their long-lasting smooth finish. Oil-based paints also cure much faster meaning you can safely enjoy your new cabinets quicker than with latex paint.
Brush or Spray Paint?
The two most popular options for applying paint are by brush and by spray. Each offers a high-quality finish, however, there are a few small differences that may affect your decision.
A brushed finish is the soundest investment. It is the most cost-effective and accurate way to ensure your cabinetry looks its best. Invest in good-quality brushes that will provide a smooth finish. Most cabinets will require a 3 to 4-inch brush for best results. A 2 ½ to 3-inch angle brush will ensure that you get in every corner and molding giving you a complete and well-coated finish so you never have to worry about hearing ‘missed a spot’ again.
Spray-on finishes offer a smooth and high-quality finish. This process can be timely and require additional spray equipment. It can also be risky as spray may hit other countertops or appliances. Consulting with a knowledgeable paint advisor on which solution is best for your kitchen.
Can You Just Paint Over Cabinets or Should You Strip Them?
When you invest in painting your cabinets you want to know the job is done right. That’s why it is recommended to strip and sand your cabinets before you apply new paint. If you attempt to paint over existing paint, you may experience bleed through or the paint may not adhere to the surface properly. If your surface can accommodate paint without stripping, it is recommended that you thoroughly clean the surface first to avoid dirt or debris showing through the paint.
Regular or Faux Finish?
Your kitchen is a reflection of your style. If you are looking to transform your kitchen into a rustic-inspired kitchen or you want a sleek and contemporary look, it’s important to consider which finish will best suit the aesthetic you want.
Finishes such as crackling glaze or distressed look will give you a more rustic, shabby chic look, making your kitchen feel lived in. This type of finish is ideal for older homes, allowing you to upgrade your kitchen while still giving a feeling of timelessness. Any faux finish should be covered with a flat topcoat to protect the paint from cracking as it dries.
For homeowners looking for a modern and luxurious look, a high gloss finish provides the sleek, clean look you want. When using a high-gloss finish, it’s important to coat it with a clear acrylic varnish to protect your final coat from damage. The result will be a beautiful and elegant sheen that will make your kitchen sparkle.
To learn more about The Steps To Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets The RIGHT Way, contact one of our experienced professionals today to help improve your home’s interior, bring fresh new painting concepts, and ideas and modernize your living space with the newest and most popular colour combinations. If you are looking for a reputable kitchen cabinet painting company that stands by its quality of work, efficiency and service, call today for a free no obligational quote.