Preparing Your Kitchen Cabinetry for Painting

Many of us consider ourselves novice painters, but when a project becomes overly involved and complicated, we realize a professional would have been a wise investment. If you’ve ever tried to paint your kitchen cabinetry, you likely had one of these epiphanies.

Cabinetry is a large component of our kitchen space, and to paint it well and guarantee a professional end result, there are several steps that should be taken.

Step #1: Determine the best primer and paint for your cabinets. You’ll need to know what your cabinets are made of; what types of paint will look best on them; as well as what type of primer is needed for ideal results.

Step #2: Preparing to paint. You’ll need to spend time clearing off and covering kitchen counters. Remove smaller appliances and ready a drop cloth to cover the floor. Pay attention to the backsplash, stove top and fridge front … all things you’ll want to protect against paint splatter.

Step #3:
Disassembling. The best way to paint kitchen cabinetry is while it is disassembled. Take the doors off their hinges; take the hardware of the doors and drawers. Empty the drawers of their contents.

Step #4: Clean everything well to ensure you have a smooth, clean surface to paint on – be sure you give your cabinetry ample time to dry.

Step #5: Apply primer, paint and top coats. This should be done with forethought. What brushes are best to use? How long should the first coat dry? Is there a best practice for applying the paint? All of this knowledge should be laid out before the painting process begins.

Step #6: Ideally, you would make notes that help you reassemble your cabinetry in the right order. Once everything is back in its proper place, give each cabinet a thorough inspection to ensure it wasn’t dinged during the replacement process.

Painting kitchen cabinetry is a time consuming and detailed operation that requires plenty of planning and professional painter know-how. If you’re ready to give your kitchen a facelift, Atlanta’s Paint Doctor can help by bringing new life to your cabinets and drawers.

The Paint Doctor is a licensed, fully insured and proven painting contractor. For more information or an estimate, call us at (404) 524-8283, or click here to send us an email.

Archie Deese

Archie Deese

Archie has made service, quality, and knowledge the hallmarks of The Paint Doctor since he started the company in Atlanta over 15 years ago. The company has grown every year, in up and down markets. No matter the scope of project, The Paint Doctor has become the painting contractor interior designers and decorators, commercial contractors, major construction firms, government agencies, and residential clients who value the excellent craftsmanship and service The Paint Doctor provides.
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