Kitchen Design – Painting Cabinet Doors without Sanding
Renovating an entire kitchen, or any room for that matter, sounds as tiring as it is so for your renovation you may want to consider kitchen repainting instead. A DIY project like this calls for a number of tools and equipment which include paint brushes, liquid deglosser, grease-cutting cleaner, thumbtacks, white cabinet enamel, silver spray paint, screwdriver, painter’s tape, wash cloth and scrubbing sponge.
Steps in Bringing Life to Your Kitchen Cabinets
Grab the scrubbing sponge and remove grime and dirt from the kitchen cabinet. Add the grease-cutting cleaner of your choice in wiping down the entire kitchen cabinet surface; be sure to get every spot. Onwers that choose to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding will be opting for a liquid deglosser. By opting for the liquid deglosser, you’re saving a lot of time and effort; just pour a good amount of liquid deglosser on the washcloth and begin wiping the kitchen cabinet in circular motions.
Don’t forget to correctly label the doors and hardware before you begin removing them; label the parts with some painter’s tape. The doors and hinges can then be removed with the aid of a screwdriver or power drill. Clean out the insides of the cabinet by removing the shelving before wiping it down.
Time to paint the kitchen cabinet’s backside by laying the doors face down and using the paint rollers to quickly apply a thin coating of white cabinet enamel. Push a couple of thumbtacks on every door corner, flip them over once placed; the thumbtacks prevent the door from sticking to the ground so the backside dries while you’re busy painting the front.
The small paintbrush will be a big help in painting the molding, especially on the more detailed spots. When painting the front side, keep mind to switch to rollers for flat surfaces. Wait for the doors to completely dry before adding a new coat of paint; add even more coats if needed. Next would be to spray paint the hinges with silver and leaving them out to dry. Rollers are the ideal tools for painting the walls of the kitchen cabinet unit; go over the outer edges, shelving and the very center where the doors meet when closed. Lastly, reattach the entire unit with the aid of the screwdriver; don’t neglect to attach knobs and hinges on the cabinet doors before returning the entire unit to its place. The last to go in are the shelves and then you’ll have a better looking cabinet and kitchen.
Upgrading your kitchen doesn’t need to be expensive, just grab a few materials and start repainting the kitchen cabinets. The color that you pick should not only take into account your needs but personal style.