Refresh your kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be a quick and simple way to update your property and give your kitchen a fresh new look. You can get a professional kitchen cabinet painting company to do the job for you, at a fraction of the cost of replacing your cabinets, or if you’re into DIY and know what you’re doing, you can quite easily do it yourself.

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Before you start, make sure you have the following;
•           Drop cloths
•           Painters tape
•           Chemical wood stripper or primer
•           Sandpaper
•           Paint (or stain)
•           Paintbrushes or a high-volume, low pressure (HVLP) paint sprayer
•           Gloves

Then get on with the job by following these simple steps:
•           Spread a drop cloth on the floor and cover all counters.
•           Use painters tape around plugs and hardware to avoid drips and spills
•           Remove the cabinet doors and draw faces
•           Remove handles and hinges from the cabinet doors and store safely, along with the screws, if you plan to reuse them.
•           Sand or strip the doors. This may take some time, but it is a necessary task.
•           If you’re painting the cabinets a significantly lighter color, you will need to apply a coat of primer.
•           Repair any small nicks, chips or cracks in the cabinets
•           Paint or stain the cabinets, doors, and draw faces. Apply as many layers as you need to get a nice smooth finish and allow the paint or stain to dry between applications.
•           When the paint is entirely dry, and not at all tacky, use a small brush to fix any nicks or blemishes
•           Put the old hinges and handles back on or add something new and trendy.
•           Reattach the cabinet doors and drawer faces.

And voila, you have a whole new kitchen.

If you know nothing about DIY and have never tackled a home improvement project by yourself before, then it is probably better to call in a reliable, professional kitchen cabinet painting company in to help you refinish your cabinets. But whether you opt for DIY or to hire an expert, it will still cost you a fraction of the price of replacing your cabinets.

“When deciding whether to do it yourself (DIY) or hire a professional cabinet painting company, make sure you get an estimate from a professional. The cost to get the job done right the first time will save you money in the long run.” States Chris White of New Look Cabinets and Interiors

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