One would possibly think that cabinets are just simply rectangular wooden boxes that hang on the wall with doors and shelving units on the inside, and how difficult could it possibly be to paint such things?
The very same people who have this mindset are the ones who make the biggest mistakes while painting their cabinets, and end up with poorly painted cabinets.
Time is money and time is limited — there are only so many hours in a day during which you will be up and active and able to properly paint your cabinets, and so you have to have a plan when you are looking to paint your cabinets.
Too many people think that painting their cabinets is something that will only take a few hours at most and they could not be more wrong.
The average time that it takes to paint a full kitchen worth of cabinets is at least two if not three days.
Thinking that your cabinets will take only a few hours will lead to you not allotting enough time to do the job right, which will lead to your rushing the job, which will ultimately lead to your making mistakes.
Before you even lift the paintbrush for the very first time, make a detailed study on how many cabinets you have to paint and figure out about how much time it will actually take.
You cannot paint your cabinets if they are dirty — and by dirty I mean even a little bit of dirt, because all of that is going to get trapped underneath the paint that you apply.
You have to thoroughly clean your kitchen cabinets before you paint them.
It might seem intuitive to suggest that you do this but there are too many people who get to work on painting and have cabinets that are covered in dust and grime.
They are somehow surprised that the paint that they purchased doesn’t look anything like what they would hope it would look like because there is a thick layer of paint covered dirt where their pure paint was supposed to be.
Do yourself a favor and clean the cabinets before painting.
Cabinets need to be thoroughly sanded before you paint them.
The idea of sanding cabinets before you paint them is so that the paint will properly stay on the cabinets.
If you do not do so, there is not much hope of getting your paint to be applied correctly.
Many people want to take the easy way out when it comes to painting cabinets and leave the doors on their hinges.
Rather, it is important that you entirely remove the doors from their hinges so that you can properly paint the doors.
Leaving the doors on the hinges is both bad for the hinges and bad for the doors — do not make this mistake!
There are many colors that you can choose from when it comes to painting your cabinets.
The majority of them will be perfectly respectable colors but they will be entirely wrong for you.
These are cabinets that you will have to look at at least a few times a day, day in and day out, for many years to come.
You want to make sure that you will enjoy your cabinets so it is essential that you pick the color that is right for you.
Since you have already made the right choice of removing the cabinets from the hinges, laying the doors down is the next smart thing that you can do.
If you attempt to paint the doors while they are vertical, the paint will not be spread as evenly and you will have a paint job that is not quite right.
Laying the doors down will ensure a properly distributed paint job.
If this seems like a bit much and you think you could use some professionals on your side while you are painting cabinets in Apollo Beach, FL, our team at American Veteran Painting can help.
To get started, simply book a FREE estimate below or feel free to call us with questions at (813) 520-6096.