If you want to give your kitchen an updated look, but do not have a ton of money to spend on the updates, consider having your cabinets professionally painted. Painting the cabinets will give them an entirely new look and having them done professionally will ensure that the process is done quickly. The guide below walks you through a few things you can do to ensure that the cabinet painting goes as smoothly as possible.
Choose the Right Paint Color
The first thing you need to do is to think long and hard about what paint color you want to use on your cabinets. Once you paint them, the cabinets will more than likely be the first thing that people notice when they walk into the room. You want to be sure that you choose a color that will be complementary to the space and a color that you will enjoy seeing on a daily basis.
Remove the Handles and Cabinet Doors
Next, you need to remove all of the handles from the cabinet doors and the drawers so that the painting can take place as quickly as possible. Remove the doors from the cabinets, as well so that the painters can paint all edges of the doors with ease. There are some painters who will not remove anything before they start painting so be sure to remove everything that you can before the painters actually arrive.
Empty Your Cabinets and drawers
Next, you need to empty everything out of your drawers and your cabinets. When the cabinets are painted, a paint sprayer will be used to make the painting go as quickly as it possibly can. You do not want to have paint spray onto your dishes or food so removing them before the painting process begins will ensure that everything is kept safe.
Protect Areas that Are Not Being Painted
Finally, you need to take the time to protect any areas of the kitchen that will not be painted with thick craft paper. Wrap the paper around counter tops and secure it with painters tape to keep the paint from ruining your counter tops. If you have an intricate backsplash in your kitchen, you may want to consider taping the paper to the backsplash, as well, to protect it from the paint.
Once the cabinets are painted, allow them to dry overnight before attempting to reattach the cabinet doors or the handles. You do not want to smudge the paint by trying to work with the cabinets too soon. The entire look of your kitchen should look completely new and interesting when everything is done.