If you have decided that you want to make a change in your kitchen, you don’t have to go with a full remodel. Many homeowners are choosing to keep some of the elements that they already have in the space and changing them. They can choose to change the color or the hardware that is being currently used. This means you can make changes and create a new space without having to spend excess money. One of the areas that you can save some money is by keeping your same kitchen cabinets and having them painted. The process is something that does take some time and effort but it can bring the new look and feel that you want. There are some things that you need to know when you choose to have your kitchen cabinets painted. Jeff the Painter outlines what you can expect.
Condition of Kitchen Cabinets
One of the first things that you need to do when you are deciding on painting your cabinets is what kind of cabinet you have. They need to be a good sturdy cabinet that should be in good shape. The material that the cabinet is made of can move you into the way that your cabinets are refinished. If they are not a solid wood base they cannot be broken down and stained a new color. If they are other materials but remain in good shape they can be painted rather than stained. This can still make the impact that you want.
Take Kitchen Cabinetry Apart
The next step of the process is that the cabinets have to be taken down and pulled apart. The doors will be removed from the main cabinet and all the hardware can be taken off as well. If you are planning on keeping the same hardware you want to make sure you keep them secured and in a safe place. It takes time to remove all the parts of the cabinets and to make sure that the hinges and the screws are all set aside. You also want to make sure that you label the pieces are you go so that they are installed back in the right spot. This is something that can take some time and planning.
Paint Kitchen Cabinets
The next part is that you need to pick a paint color that you want to incorporate into the kitchen. The cabinets then need to be repainted one part at a time. They may need to be repaired and of course prepped. Then the paint can be put on and may need to be reapplied depending on the color of paint that you chose. If the color is too light it may need several coats to get a good clean finish. After the doors and all the rest of the cabinet has been painted they need to be put all back together. This will make a huge impact on the look and feel of your kitchen.