To Paint or Not to Paint
Are you looking to update your cabinets in a space? Possibly the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, or living area? If replacing the cabinets isn’t in the budget, you may want to consider painting your existing cabinetry. This is a pretty inexpensive way to upgrade an outdated kitchen. But don’t just start painting without considering long and hard paint choice, and also determining if you cabinets can even hold up to be painted.
All cabinets are not created equal. If your cabinets are wood, wood veneer or metal, painting them is relatively easy and will produce really fantastic results. If your cabinets happen to be melamine or laminate……..painting isn’t the greatest choice. Those two types of material do not accept paint well, and will end up peeling--all your hard work for nothing!
So once you have determined your cabinets can be painted, you just need to make sure you have the time for the project. While it is very easy, it is very time consuming. You will need a good solid week, or 2-3 weekends to do a good job that isn’t rushed.
Now the easiest and quickest way to paint them, is to use a sprayer. BUT, you need the machine and the space. Spraying vs painting will give you a more professional look. It is also the better option if your cabinets have a lot of nooks, design, or raised panels. If this method is what you choose, you will need to cover and protect every single aspect of your kitchen……..also doorways, and any open area.
If you don’t want to spray them, painting works really well as well, especially if your cabinets are more of a simple design. It also is not near as complicated as spraying. You can use a paint brush for the doors and box, and a small roller for the inside of the box. For best results, it is best to lightly sand in between coats of paint. Painting Cabinets Chandler AZ
Probably one of the most difficult things for the entire process will be selecting a paint color. A solid color will give your cabinets a very clean look……or you could opt to paint them, then add a glaze for a more rustic look. Whatever you choose, make sure you think long and hard about it---it’s a LOT of work to paint everything, then change your mind! Painting Cabinets Chandler AZ
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