What To Avoid When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

FORGETTING TO CLEAN THE DOORS

It is easy to go straight to painting without sanding or cleaning your cabinets down first. It is very important to clean and sand your cabinets for the best bond. When painting your cabinets, wet a rag with a small amount of water and wipe them down. If you have a buildup of grease or debris on your cabinets, use a degreaser. Examine your cabinets to make sure that all dirt or grease is gone.

NOT TAKING THE DOORS DOWN

Taking down the doors ensures that they will be painted easily. If you end up painting the cabinets while the doors are up, it makes it harder to avoid hinges and hardware. This will also save you lots of time.

NOT SANDING CABINETS THOROUGHLY

Sanding is a must when painting your cabinets. Make sure not to sand too hard as well or you could put a dent into your cabinets. It is also important to follow the grain of the wood when sanding, it helps to decrease chipping. Sanding is another important step that helps ensure your cabinets are bonded well to the paint.

NOT SANDING IN BETWEEN EACH COAT

Of all the steps, this may be the most skipped. After you paint the first coat, sand your cabinet again. After you sand, make sure to clean off the dust before adding the second coat. You will not be sanding off the paint, but only skimming the surface. Use fine sandpaper and look for any areas that look rough.

USING CHEAP MATERIALS

Investing in high-quality paint will help ensure that your cabinets will last. The paint should be high quality and so should the finish. Use an angled brush and a mini roller for the cleanest results. The angled brush will be best for painting the corners of your cabinets.If you are

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