Painting Over Glazed Kitchen Cabinets In Grapevine, TX
If you're looking to remodel your home and you start off in your kitchen, you sometimes are better off painting your kitchen cabinets than replacing them entirely.
Of course, when you're looking to repaint a set of kitchen cabinets, the different ways that one repaints changes depending on what is on them at the time of the repainting.
Repainting cabinets that were originally painted with matte paint, for example, is not the same as painting cabinets that were not painted.
With that in mind, here is a guide to painting over glazed kitchen cabinets in Grapevine, TX.
1. Remove All Kitchen Cabinet Doors And Related Hardware
The first step to painting over your glazed kitchen cabinets is to remove the kitchen cabinet doors and the related hardware that keeps them attached to the cabinets.
There are a couple of reasons that you will want to do this, the first of which is that you will have a harder time working around the cabinets if the doors are attached.
Another reason is that it is significantly more difficult to paint kitchen cabinet doors if they are attached to the cabinets.
It is significantly easier to paint kitchen cabinet doors if they are laid flat and additionally, they dry better if you paint them this way.
It's important once you remove your kitchen cabinet doors to label them as you remove them so that you can put them back in the same place once the painting process is complete.
Though you might think that the doors can just go back anywhere, this is not the case and the doors should go back to their original locations.
In addition, you should put the related hardware into small containers so that they do not get lost, which happens fairly often if precautions are not taken during the painting process.
2. Sand Before Painting
When you have glazed kitchen cabinets, it's essential prior to your beginning the painting process to remove the glaze as it is a major impediment to your being able to paint the cabinets.
You're going to want to use a medium grade sandpaper, around one hundred to one hundred twenty five grit, to properly get the surface of the cabinets to be ready to be painted.
3. Clean The Cabinets
When you are looking to paint your kitchen cabinets, it's important that the cabinets are entirely clean.
This means that everything in the cabinets must be removed, of course, but also that any trace of dirt and grease should be cleaned out as well.
You will want to make sure that the dust that will come about from the sanding process should also be removed as it would mix in with any primer and paint.
The best way to remove this kind of sanding dust is to use a moist (not entirely wet) cloth and to wipe down the cabinets and doors and then allow them to dry prior to going on to the next step.
4. Prime The Cabinets
Even after you have properly sanded the cabinets, it is always better to apply a coat of primer before you paint your cabinets.
Primer is a good first layer to put down on the cabinets prior to painting as the primer helps the paint adhere to the cabinets.
5. Paint The Cabinets
The last step of the painting process is the painting itself -- the question is if you're going to apply one or more coats of paint in the color of your choosing.
The answer to this comes once the first coat of paint dries -- you should be able to tell if you will need a second coat.
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