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If you want to transform your kitchen without costing heavy to your pocket, painting your kitchen cabinets can be a good starting point. And this job becomes especially easy if you prepare yourself before actually jumping into the ground.
Here’s a 6-step guide on painting your kitchen cabinets:
Plastic laminate cabinets are harder to paint than most metal and wood cabinets. If your kitchen has plastic laminate cabinets, make sure you buy the special paints for it, and then apply them with special techniques.
Start the job by testing the paint on a corner. If you think that applying the paint with special techniques is overwhelming for you, get the help of a professional painter. Thanks to modern technology, professional painting is now available in all over the county. You can now hire professional painters in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, or any city of your choice.
Before you start painting the kitchen cabinets, remove all the drawers and doors. Other hardware material like latches, screws should also be removed before the paint. People often make the mistake of placing these pieces of hardware somewhere where they cannot find them later. Place the hardware pieces in some bags where they can be located later.
Also, mark appropriate numbers on the doors with pencils so that you can line them up later.
The kitchen is the one place in our homes where the surfaces get stained every few hours. So, it is a must thing to clean the surface of the doors before you paint. Make sure that you do not soak cabinets with water while cleaning. Give the surfaces enough time to get dried before starting to paint.
If you want a very clean job of painting, you might want to sand the door before painting them. However, you must do it carefully as there are high chances of rounding the edges while sanding them. You should use a wood sanding block to ensure that edges remain intact during sanding.
It should be noted here that removing the paint is not necessary; you only need to roughen the surface so that new paint can bond with the surface. If you do not sand the surface, the old flaky paint might prevent the fresh paint to strongly bond with the surface. Most of the time, the surfaces get greased with cooking oil, ghee, and other products. Sanding helps in cleaning the greasy surface.
Painting can cost you real money if you do it every other year. Google Asian paints price 20 liter and you will get another reason to love your paint. So, it is necessary that the paint sticks to the surface for a long time. Primers-sealer does that job for you. Apply an evenly spread coat of primer-sealer on every little part of the surface. It will help the paint in bonding properly with the cabinet surface.
Now comes the part for which we were preparing all this while. Start the paint with edges and openings and go all the way to surfaces. While painting the surfaces that are very detailed, take care that paint does not accumulate in one corner or spot.
If you think that all these steps can be overwhelming, consider hiring professional painters. Aapka Painter gives professional painting services of all kinds, be it painting your whole home or just giving your kitchen a new look.
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