Everybody enjoys a good painting project within the house. Not only is it something that you can get excited about but it also provides you the opportunity to bring some new life into a room with vivid colors and customization beyond what you can imagine. However, as with many large projects, you will need to make sure that you have all the materials you need to start the project itself. Nobody wants to begin painting his or her kitchen cabinets only to realize that he or she is missing something incredibly important. Because of this, you will need to pay attention to several things, from the materials needed to the sizes and also the amounts of stuff that you will need. The things that you will need will be divided into two different categories: the paint and paint materials and the protection and preparation for the kitchen.
Paint and Painting Materials
You can’t really begin a painting project without the paint itself! Of course, you are going to need to make sure that you have the paint ready. Assuming that you have done the proper research on the paint that is best for your kitchen cabinets, you should have this ready before you begin painting. You will also need to make sure that you have primer. Primer helps paint stuck to the surface that you are painting — in this case, the cabinets.
Additionally, you will need to make sure that you have the materials to get the paint job done. This will include paint brushes for the smaller areas of the cabinet and to smooth out any dripping paint. You should also have a special sprayer that can cover a large area of space efficiently as painting a cabinet with just a paint brush is not going to be fun for anyone. With paint brushes and paint sprays, you will be ready to apply the paint to the cabinet after you have prepared the cabinet for painting.
Protection and Preparation for the Kitchen
You will need to get quite a few things to make sure that your kitchen cabinet is ready to be painted. First, you will need to protect the kitchen. This means that you will need to invest in some mask film, paper rolls, and painter’s tape. You will use all of these to cover surfaces that you do not want painted. Mask film will go onto other cabinets and countertops, paper rolls will go onto the kitchen floor, and painter’s tape will be used to keep everything down. Now your kitchen is ready to have someone paint a cabinet.
This means that now you are ready to prepare the cabinet itself. If you need to, use a power drill to get the cabinet off the wall so that you can paint all sides of it. Most of this will involve sanding the cabinet so it is a smooth surface that can be painted on easily. Sandpapers and a small sander will be used for the initial sanding of the entire cabinet. You will need to make sure that you get the proper sandpaper for the cabinet so that you aren’t doing any damage. You will also need a special sanding sponge as well as this is vital to the sanding process. Once your cabinet is properly sanded, you are now ready to begin applying the paint to your cabinet.