Cabinets do not get enough attention. People tend to install them and then forget about them. However, your cabinets are a hidden weapon in your redecoration toolkit. With a simple paint job, you can change the look of your whole kitchen.
Once you paint your cabinets, they will need touching up or repainting every so often. Here are a few signs that can help you tell if it is time to redo your cabinets.
Sometimes, deciding that it is time to repaint your kitchen cabinets is as simple as realizing that you are tired of your current kitchen layout. Painting your cabinets is often the easiest, most affordable way to update the look of your whole kitchen without needing to replace any appliances or add new elements.
Repainting your kitchen cabinets is a project that can take at most a weekend. All you have to do is prep the surfaces by sanding away any imperfections and then paint the cabinets.
Painting is also a quick way to update a kitchen that has not been renovated in many years. Maybe you inherited a kitchen from an older relative that never let the 1970s die out, or you bought a house that needs a little (or a lot) of care. Repainting your cabinets is a quick way of giving your kitchen a facelift so you no longer feel as if you are cooking in a time capsule.
Your kitchen cabinets take on a lot of wear and tear throughout their life cycle, including spilled food and water. One of the most common sources of wear and tear for kitchen cabinets is water damage, which can ruin a paint job and seep below the surface to damage the cabinets.
Repainting your cabinets is a great way to cover up water damage and add another layer of protection that prevents the damaged area from permeating deeper into the wood.
Before you take a paintbrush to your kitchen cabinets, here are a few tips for success.
While any time is a good time to paint your cabinets since you won’t have to work in the ever-changing outdoor weather, many paint experts recommend waiting until winter. During winter, the cabinets naturally contract, which makes it easier to paint them.
You should also think about what material your cabinets are made out of. If they are made out of solid wood, you can go ahead and paint them. Cabinets that are made out of engineered wood may need some additional prep work, such as sanding, for the paint to stick to them. If you’re not sure if the paint will work on your cabinets, test a small patch before committing to the whole project.
Repainting your cabinets is a quick way to cover up any damage or update the decor of your whole kitchen. With some research and preparation, you can have a brand-new look in no time.