Learn how to paint kitchen cupboards

It's been a few years since you moved into your home. When you first moved in, you had all these ideas for renovating the house and a large collection of Pinterest pictures of your dream kitchen. Now that you have decided, you can start renovating your kitchen. No one can stop you at this point.

But then you start to consider whether you really want to go through all the trouble of a complete revision and feel that a refresh could do just the right thing. Even better! We believe that a little refresher on your kitchen, like painting the kitchen cabinets, has a big impact on the overall picture. Now all you have to do is pull up your sleeves and get to work. Wonder how to do it? Continue reading.

  1. Choose a color, any color.

When it comes to choosing the right color for your own kitchen, there is no right or wrong answer. However, it is important to choose the right color the first time, as the last thing you want to repaint your cabinets right after painting is. The easiest way to determine which color suits your kitchen is to take a few color samples, stick them on the current cabinets and see how you feel.

  1. Preparation is the key.

First remove the doors, drawers and all parts (hinges and door handles). Don't think that you can skip this step and choose to paint over the hinges and door handles – trust us, it's not a good idea.

Make a short sketch of all the doors and drawers in your kitchen and number them. Then label the doors and drawers with the corresponding number. The last thing you want to do after all your hard work is to guess where it's going.

Next it's time to brush! Wipe everything with a grease remover. This is a very important step since color does not stick to greasy cupboards.

  1. Grind it out.

Sand everything with sandpaper with a medium grip. As a result, the paint sticks to the surface. Fold the sandpaper in half to access the detailed areas on the doors, drawers and door frames. After sanding, do not forget to clean all surfaces with a vacuum cleaner.

  1. Don't forget to fill up.

Primer also helps to stick the paint to the surface and covers any defects.

Top tip: If you have oak cabinets and want a smooth surface, we recommend filling the open pores with several layers of primer or with a spatula before painting.

  1. Embody Bob Ross.

This is our favorite piece. On larger surfaces, use a paint roller to increase the speed, and then lightly brush the surface with a brush to make sure there are no roller marks. If you prefer to take your time, use a brush all around. Finish with paint from top to bottom along the wood grain.

  1. Assemble and admire.

Finally, let your masterpiece dry completely. Then follow the sketch you created earlier with the positioning of your kitchen cabinets and put everything back in place.

If all of this seems too time consuming or you just don't want to get your hands dirty, don't worry – the squad will help you. Our team of experienced decorators in London can give your kitchen cabinets a new coat of paint while you put your feet up and enjoy a warm cup. Request a free quote today by filling out our online booking form or call us 0800-0-12-12-12,


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