When it comes to remodeling your home, you might want to start in your kitchen, especially if it has been a while since it has seen any remodeling done.
It also is a good room in which to start because generally speaking, the kitchen is one room in the house that, on average, sees the most traffic – for a lot of people, it is where most of the food eaten in the home gets prepared.
When you remodel your kitchen, you can start by deciding if you want to replace or just repaint/restain the cabinets.
If you go with the latter option, the question is if you are going to do it yourself or hire a contractor to help you with the task.
For those that want to get a painting contractor, there are some basic things you should know before you decide on one that will make the difference between a job well done and one that will soon need redoing.
It’s not every painting contractor that specializes in painting kitchen cabinets — which is not to say that they won’t have any idea how to do so if they don’t specialize in it.
A painting contractor that doesn’t have kitchen cabinets as a niche might make some basic mistakes like not labeling the cabinet doors and drawers after removing them so that they will go back in the place from where they came.
It is well worth knowing the process that the painting contractor follows before deciding to hire them.
You will want to know that they will be sanding your cabinets, cleaning them thoroughly, and then applying a coat of primer before applying a coat of the paint of your choice and possibly a second coat, depending on how the cabinets look after the first coat.
It’s essential to do this because if the painting contractor doesn’t, at the very least, do these things; you might end up with cabinets that cost a great deal of money and do not look at all like cabinets should.
There are different kinds of product when it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, and you want to make sure that the painting contractor you hire will be using the right ones.
For example, there are such things as a primer and paint in one — you won’t want that kind of thing on your kitchen cabinets.
Ideally, you’re going to want a quality primer that will go on first as well as the correct paint for painting your kitchen cabinets — the paint that is used for painting your walls (interior and certainly exterior) is not the same as the paint that is used to paint your kitchen cabinets.
Few things will show you how good a painting contractor is like a testimonial from a former customer as well as a sample door.
In some ways, a sample door is better than anything because you will get to see in person the way that the door will look and, more importantly, feel.
The feel is something you won’t be able to get from a picture, though you will be able to see about how you can expect your cabinets will look from one or more photos from previous jobs done.
If you love the idea of having newly painted cabinets and you think you could use some professionals on your side while you are doing so in Riverview, FL, our team at American Veteran Painting can help.
To get started, book a FREE estimate below or call us with questions at (813) 520-6096.