7 Tips and Tricks For Cabinet Painting in Dayton, OH

7 Tips and Tricks For Cabinet Painting in Dayton, OH


When you are looking to update the look of your kitchen, one thing you may consider doing is replacing your kitchen cabinets -- but did you know that you can spend considerably less money if you paint the cabinets instead? Though of course, this doesn't work in all cases, simply applying a good coat or two of paint can transform the look of your cabinets and so if the hardware itself is sturdy enough, it would be better to paint or stain than to replace. There are things you may want to know, however, if you want to get the job done well.

With that being the case, let us now look at seven tips and tricks for cabinet painting in Dayton, OH.

1. Remove The Drawers And Doors Prior To Painting

Prior to starting your painting project, you are going to want to remove all of the drawers and doors. This is important for two reasons -- the first being that it is much more difficult to paint your cabinets if they have the drawers and doors on them. Secondly, it's good to paint the doors while they are lying horizontally.

2. Thoroughly Clean Before Painting When you are looking to paint your kitchen cabinets, you will want to first make sure that the cabinets are properly cleaned. There are few things as unpleasant as trying to paint on top of the dirt or grime that comes with time and the use of the kitchen. First, you will need to apply a good cleaning agent to the surface of your cabinets and then make sure you get any remaining soap off and, of course, ensure that the cabinets are fully dry.

3. Sanding Helps The Process When you sand the cabinets prior to painting, you are ensuring that the primer and paint that follows will adhere better. What you will do is take sandpaper and lightly sand the kitchen cabinets. There are some that will advise you to sand in between every coat, and there are certain benefits to this in helping subsequent coats of paint adhere better.

4. Make Sure To Use Primer First Though you may be told that it's not at all necessary to use a primer if you use a good enough paint, this is not the case at all. Having a coat of primer prior to painting the cabinets will ensure that the paint will adhere well and the paint job will last considerably longer.

5. Don't Expect The Painting Project To Be Done In A Couple Of Hours There are people who will go into a painting project like painting the kitchen cabinets, and think that it will only take a couple of hours, but that is never the case. Between the amount of time you need to prepare to paint and how long you need to wait for the coats of primer and paint to dry, you are looking at the span of at least a couple of days, possibly even a long weekend.

6. Protect The Counters While Painting When you are painting your kitchen cabinets, it will be important to protect your counters as it will be quite easy to let the paint drip onto them. You can use just about anything to protect your countertops so long as it is somewhat lightweight and doesn't stick to the countertops.

7. Two Coats Of Paint May Not Be Necessary Though people will often advise you to use two coats of paint when painting your kitchen cabinets, they are not always necessary. You will be able to tell fairly quickly after the first coat of paint dries if a second coat will be needed.


Johnson Specialty Painters prides itself on being the premier cabinet refinishers in Dayton, OH. We can handle your interior painting needs. Call us at 937-430-2669 to set up an appointment.


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