Painting cabinets can be a little tricky especially for first timers who are met with a series of disappointing results. To be a master at any art you need to gain experience and after an endless array of trial and errors, you will probably get it right. To be honest, we do not want perfection when painting out kitchen cabinets, just a bit of sheer luck so that the mistakes are not very evident.
With this guide, we will help you give your kitchen a fresh breath of air and make it look like it has been professionally renovated. By avoiding the following mistakes, you will be pleasantly surprised to see the end result and how much you saved during the process.
- Not Sanding Properly Before Painting: Whether you are using sand paper or a palm sander, the latter being the easier option, sanding the entire surface is crucial. When you miss out on the areas, especially the nooks and crannies, the paint will have a hard time stick on to the cabinets and it will look uneven and patchy.
- Using Cheap Paint When Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets: You are already saving a lot of money by doing it on your own. You might as well go ahead and spend a few extra bucks on the paint to get a good finish and have it last longer. Try out a couple of samples beforehand and see what they look like after drying. The color should go with the other shades in your kitchen. Remember, the paint looks quite different in the bucket than when it is completely dry.
- Not Labeling Hinges When You Take Them Off: Not all hinges on the different doors are the same and when you take them off to paint kitchen cabinets do not forget to label them. Make a small mark with a sharpie or find some other way to distinguish each. If you mix them up, you will have a hard time finding the right one for each door from the entire lot of them.
- Forgetting To Tint The Primer: This is kind of optional, but definitely, a time-saving hack. If you are not using a paint plus primer formula, always use a primer before painting. This will help the paint adhere better and last long without chipping. So from the next time, add a bit of paint to the primer to give it a tint and you will have to apply lesser coats of paint later to get the desired coverage.
We hope you will not be making these mistakes while painting your kitchen cabinets, as these small tips can take you a long way in making your cabinets look brand new. Doing this during your spring summer cleaning, save you the cash you were willing to put into renovating your kitchen from scratch.