There’s no easier or more cost-effective way to update your kitchen’s style in Omaha, NE than by giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint.
Before painting your cabinets, you first need to decide whether to use oil-based or water-based latex paint and primer.
If your cabinets were previously painted with water-based latex paint—often labeled latex enamel—stick with that; you can use latex over oil, but oil won’t adhere well over latex.
Of course, that also makes latex a safe bet if you don’t know which type the old paint is. Either type of paint will work over a clear finish.
For a high-quality, durable, and flawless paint job, we always recommend hiring a painting contractor like Brush & Roll Painting.
However, if you have a relatively small project and want to give DIY a try, here are critical steps to keep in mind;
Store them away from your job site to protect them from damage and paint stains. Also, remove furniture from the room or at least far enough away from your work area. That will keep your things clean.
Remove the cabinet drawers and doors, as well as latches, knobs and additions from the cabinet parts. Label each part for ease of re-assembling.
This will give a clean and smooth look to your cabinets.
You should also fill the spaces left by the old hinges. Let the putty dry and sand it with sandpaper.
This will protect the rest of the house from any splashes of paint.
Over time, cabinets can be saturated with smoke, grease, and other deposits. You should carefully remove all this by using a degreasing detergent before painting them.
After cleaning, apply a stripper to remove all residues.
Now it’s time to repaint your cabinets, but first, you need to apply a primer. Use a good-quality 3-inch brush to apply an even coat of primer-sealer to all surfaces to ensure a well-bonded finish coat.
Primer-sealers also reduce the need to sand and deglaze old finishes before repainting.
Apply a coat of paint to all the primed surfaces, finishing up with top-to-bottom strokes along the grain.
When the paint dries, usually in about four hours, apply a second coat. Now you are ready to reinstall doors and drawers and enjoy your renewed kitchen.
The bottom Line
As you may already tell, this process is a little oversimplified –it can be lengthy and quite complicated depending on the size of your project and the condition of your cabinets.
Also, if you don’t have the skills or experience, we suggest that you give a professional painting company like Brush & Roll Painting a try.
We provide high-quality and durable interior painting, kitchen cabinet repaint, furniture re-finish, and wood finishing services.
If you would rather hire a professional to help you with cabinet and furniture refinishing in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.
To get started with us, book a FREE estimate below or call us on 402-932-9764 for more details.