Painting kitchen cabinets well requires skill, time and patience, three qualities of a professional. We’ve been in this line of work for years, so we know a thing or two about getting it right. If you’re sold on painting your kitchen cabinets but want to do it yourself, here’s some dos and don’ts to follow:
Spray paint the cabinets. A brush won’t produce the smooth, flawless finish you want for painting kitchen cabinets as if they was in stalled in that colour. You can purchase starter handheld spray paint guns for around £200.00 but beware some are too powerful for indoor use and will create a lot of overspray.
Prepare the surface. You can’t paint directly onto your kitchen cabinets without some prep work first. You should clean the surface using a heavy solution and finish up with isopropyl alcohol to remove surface contaminants. This will ensure a clean, smooth surface for the spray paint to adhere to.
Remove the cabinet facings. While you can spray paint the cabinets in your kitchen, it’ll be easier if you remove the cabinet facings for painting elsewhere. If the weather’s fine, painting outdoors in a dust free sealed environment will ensure no overspray or imperfections. If the weather’s grim, you can begin painting kitchen cabinets indoors but ensure you take all precautions to protect the room.
Apply the paint too thick. “Easy does it” is the motto here. To achieve a flawless, factory finish, apply the paint in thin layers until you achieve an even, solid coverage. With a high-quality spray paint, it should take three coats.
Allow pets anywhere near. Cats have a way of finding their way into a room and rubbing against wet cabinets. Dogs do too. You must take all necessary measures to keep your pets out of the spray room. Any pet hairs could ruin the paint finish because once they’re on wet paint, they don’t come off without disturbing the paint.
Use the cabinets for 24-hours. High quality spray paints for indoor use will be touch dry within a few hours, but the finish will still be soft. Time is your ally with regards to durability – within 24-hours the paint will be hard enough for the cabinets to be functional. So, forget the oven and grab a takeaway on paint day.
However should you want a factory looking installed kitchen as if it was installed in that colour then contact us now for a quote! We are the best at what we do.