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5 Reasons to Paint your Kitch Cabinets

Updated Thursday, May 9, 2013  ::  Views (4697)

There are so many great reasons to transform your tired, old kitchen cabinets into cabinets that will make your entire kitchen look updated.  Here are some of the main reasons you should consider taking the time to paint your kitchen cabinets.

Products Today Make it Easier Than Ever Before - There are so many great products on the market that make it easier than ever to paint your cabinets.  For example, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint requires no priming.  That’s a great paint to use if you want to save time.  Also, Rustoleum has a great product called “Cabinet Transformations” that allows you to change the color of your cabinets without sanding, stripping or priming.  Also, there are a lot of different colors available in spray cans if you don’t have the patience to use a paint brush and would rather spray on the paint.  There are so many more options than there were 10+ years ago.

Major Kitchen Upgrade on The Cheap - Painting old cabinets can make a HUGE difference in the look of a kitchen.  It can transform the whole room to feel like it’s been remodeled.  New hardware can also give even stock cabinets a custom look and feel.

Increase The Value Of Your Home - One of the main factors that people consider when looking to buy a home is the look of the kitchen.  By painting your kitchen cabinets in a popular color, you can give your kitchen a major upgrade and greatly increase the value of your home in the eyes of potential buyers.

Paint is “In” - Painted furniture and cabinets are popular right now and painted cabinets can really update an older kitchen.  You can paint other furniture pieces in your kitchen such as hutches, buffets, dining sets, etc. to match or compliment your cabinets.  It’s a great way to tie in all of your colors.

Do a Little at a Time - If the thought of painting your cabinets overwhelms you, then take it a little at a time.  You can remove 2 cabinet doors a day and paint them in your garage.  Then, over time you can use a small brush to paint the trim.  There are ways to space out projects like this to make them more manageable without turning your life upside down

But don't make these Mistakes :

1. Not Removing Doors From Hinges – If you remove the cabinet doors from their hinges, then you won’t have to worry about painting over the hinge or masking them off.  It gives your cabinets a much cleaner look to have hinges removed when painting the doors

2.  Not Laying Doors Flat to Paint - The best way to spray or paint cabinet doors is to lay them flat on the ground – on top of an object.   You can use quart cans, jars, soup cans or whatever you need to in order to get them off the ground.  Let each side dry completely before turning them over to do the other side.  You may want to place a towel between the cans and the doors to keep the paint from being scratched after you have turned it over.  Laying doors flat will also prevent drips also.

3. Failing to Prime First - Unless you are using chalk paint which doesn’t require a primer, make sure that you prime your cabinets well before painting.  Kitchen cabinet painting is a major undertaking and not one I would want to have to do twice because of paint peeling.  I would use a good, oil based primer like Cover Stain, possibly even two coats.  You can spray the primer on with a spray can to save time, even if you plan to paint the cabinets with a paint brush.

4. Forgetting a Clear Coat I would do either a coat of wax if you are using chalk paint or a clear coat of polyurethane after you have finished painting.  Kitchen cabinets take a lot of abuse and any extra protection or durability you can add to your paint job will give you years more value from your work.

1. Not Removing Doors From Hinges – If you remove the cabinet doors from their hinges, then you won’t have to worry about painting over the hinge or masking them off.  It gives your cabinets a much cleaner look to have hinges removed when painting the doors

2.  Not Laying Doors Flat to Paint - The best way to spray or paint cabinet doors is to lay them flat on the ground – on top of an object.   You can use quart cans, jars, soup cans or whatever you need to in order to get them off the ground.  Let each side dry completely before turning them over to do the other side.  You may want to place a towel between the cans and the doors to keep the paint from being scratched after you have turned it over.  Laying doors flat will also prevent drips.

3. Failing to Prime First - Unless you are using chalk paint which doesn’t require a primer, make sure that you prime your cabinets well before painting.  Kitchen cabinet painting is a major undertaking and not one I would want to have to do twice because of paint peeling.  I would use a good, oil based primer like Cover Stain, possibly even two coats.  You can spray the primer on with a spray can to save time, even if you plan to paint the cabinets with a paint brush.

4. Forgetting a Clear Coat I would do either a coat of wax if you are using chalk paint or a clear coat of polyurethane after you have finished painting.  Kitchen cabinets take a lot of abuse and any extra protection or durability you can add to your paint job will give you years more value from your work.

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