One of the best things about owning a home of your own is being able to customize and paint it to your heart’s content as you show off your creative side. That urge towards creativity is one of the most universal, natural, and downright beautiful aspects of humanity. It is also something that is sadly stifled when you are stuck having to rent an apartment, condo, or even another home from a landlord.
In all of those situations, it is your landlord who stands to benefit most rather than yourself as they’re the ones who can invest in, upgrade, and decorate the property.
When you own a home of your own, on the other hand, it’s a completely different story. Now you can show off that creativity and decorate your space however you want. What’s more, you can invest in the long-term value of your property. Taken together, these options can be quite fiscally and personally rewarding. But where to begin?
Kitchen cabinets can prove the perfect starting place. They’re just prominent enough to be noticeable while remaining manageable. There are a few ways to tackle painting your kitchen cabinets with paint sprayers being among the most popular and accessible.
Prep the Area
The first thing that you’ll want to do, even before prepping the surfaces that you are going to paint, is prep the area around them. Paint sprayers can be quite powerful, which can in turn produce a bit of paint splatter. You don’t want that excess paint to get on surfaces besides your cabinets so you’ll want to protect them. Remove or cover any doors, place plastic over your carpeting or flooring, and put masking tape around the edges of the places you’re going to paint.
Setting up the Kitchen Cabinets
Next, you’ll want to set up the kitchen cabinets in the manner in which you are going to paint them. You may think that it’s as simple as pointing and spraying at your cabinets; while that’s an option, there are other choices that might prove easier and less messy. For example, if you plan on spray painting several cabinets, you may want to invest in a rack that allows you to detach doors, paint them, and hang them to dry while you move on to other areas of your cabinetry.
You’ll also want to be careful about the type of paint that you choose to use. Wood staining can give a nice, deep wood grain look to your cabinets but is obviously limited to just wood. If you’re looking to add a dash of color, latex paints can dry faster but chip more easily. Certain types of paint sprayers work best with certain types of paint so be sure to research that before getting started.
Spray Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets
When spray painting your kitchen cabinets, you’ll want to take it slow and be sure to apply a few nice, even coats. You’ll also want to be sure to sand the surface between each coat.
With these tips, you’ll be able to spray paint your kitchen cabinets with ease.