If you are remodeling your kitchen, one of the tasks involved might include painting your cabinets. Your cabinets may still be in great shape, but this does not mean that they can't use a bit of paint as a way to make your home look refreshed.
These are some of the common mistakes people make when they paint their own cabinets during a kitchen remodel. You can ensure that your project goes smoothly by avoiding these very common mistakes.
Mistake: Not Having Enough Time to Finish the Project
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they try to take on a project themselves is not planning enough time. These types of projects often take two or three times the amount of time you think they will take, so make sure you give yourself plenty of room to work with.
Mistake: Not Knowing What You Want
It's best to approach your painting project with a solid plan. For instance, you should know what color you want to paint the cabinets and what kind of design you are going to use. You should also have some idea of which cabinets you will paint in which order.
Mistake: Not Cleaning the Cabinets First
Always clean the surface you are about to paint first. This allows the paint to stick to the surface. Little bits of dust, hair, and other debris can actually impact your paint job and leave you with the appearance of cabinets that are uneven.
Mistake: Leaving Doors & Knobs In Place
If you are going to do the job, it's a good idea to do it right and completely. Take off knobs, doors, screws, and handles so that you can provide a complete paint job. You may miss key pieces of the cabinet if you don't remove the hardware.
Mistake: Not Sanding the Wood
Sanding the wood is another step you can take to ensure that the surface will accept the coat of paint. If you don't sand the wood, the paint may not stick. You will find yourself being forced to paint again much sooner than you would have anticipated, making work for yourself.
Do all of these mistakes sound a bit frightening to you? Do you want to make sure the project is done correctly? It may be time to contact a professional who handles kitchen remodels. Professionals are well-versed in bringing new life to old kitchen cabinets.