When you are looking into updating your home a big area to consider if what to do with your cabinets. Replacing your cabinets is one option, but you can also paint them. Painting cabinets is a great way to update the look of your kitchen on a smaller budget. Well built cabinets are something that should last for decades and painting them is a way to give them a new lease on life.
Why should you paint your cabinets?
There are a few good reasons to paint your cabinets but the number one reason is to update the color. Cabinets are commonly stained but the colors are not always what homeowners are looking for. Painting gives you a lot more color options.
Paint can stand up to a lot of wear and tear and is an easy surface for wiping down in your kitchen when you have spill. Adding drawer pulls and hardware is a great way to add additional style to cabinets and protect them from additional wear.
How to paint your kitchen cabinets-
First you will need to remove the doors and drawer fronts. The drawers and appliances will need to be wrapped and masked. Countertops and flooring will need to be covered and protected.
Cabinets will then need to be carefully cleaned to remove fumes, oil and other containments.
After cleaning you will need to sand the cabinets with a fine sandpaper and then clean them again.
Prime the cabinets and then paint them with a cabinet grade paint.
After the paint is dry you can reinstall drawers and doors.
A few tips-
Don’t paint the inside of the cabinets, it is generally a neutral interior and does not need to be painted which cuts down on prep and painting time significantly.
Talk to the paint store about a spray finish or a brush finish and figure out what is best for your home.
Finally, know your abilities. Really consider if you can handle painting your cabinets yourself or if the project is better left to a professional.