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Painting Wooden Kitchen Cabinets To Different Colour

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Painting wooden kitchen cabinets aren’t that a difficult task, but it can be quite a messy and tedious job if you are not entirely familiar what to do or how to approach it. By simply following the steps below, painting your wooden kitchen cabinets will become a stress-free and organised job without any unnecessary hassle.

  • If you have a breathing problem or are pregnant painting your wooden kitchen cabinets now is not such a good idea.
  • Having proper ventilation in your kitchen during the entire painting process is essential as some paints can be flammable if exposed to high heat, and will also prevent any health problems that could occur from inhaling the paint for a continues amount of time.
  • Cover all the surfaces in your kitchen, from the countertops to anything on it. If there is anything else that you think could possibly run the opportunity of getting paint on it cover that as well.
  • Once everything is protected and covered it is now time to remove the shine off your wooden kitchen cabinets. The product to use is called TSP and can be found at any hardware store or home improvement store. Be sure to read the instructions carefully before you apply it.
  • Decide before-hand whether you are going to paint the entire cabinet, inside and outside or just the doors and face frames. Although it is much harder work to paint the whole cabinet it will look more professional, and at the end of the day you are going to have to look at those cabinets every day.
  • Remove everything including the handles, the hinges and the cabinet doors themselves. Don’t try and paint them while they are hanging on the cabinet frames. Cover the painting area with drop clothes and place the cabinet door on a block horizontally, preventing droplets of paint gathering at the bottom of the cabinet. It is also important that the area you paint in are dust-free and free from dirt.
  • Reuse the hardware by soaking it in paint remover overnight, and buff it with steel wool or rub it with a metal polish to restore its lustre.
  • Prepare the doors by filling any dents or holes, sanding it afterwards. For severe scratches sand it with medium-grit sandpaper and to finish the surfaces use a fine grain sandpaper.
  • Once you’ve covered all the surfaces and other surfaces with masking tape or painters tape you can start painting the stiles. First paint the hard-to-reach areas and work your way out, paint the inside before painting the outside and paint the framing with long, smooth strokes.
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Refresh Your Walls With This Checklist

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refresh your walls by painting themOur handy decorating tips check-list arms you with all the tools and tricks you need to get a professional-looking finish.
“I’m about to repaint my walls. How do I make sure I get it right”

A lick of paint is an easy and affordable way to give a room an instant update but, according to an AkzoNobel survey, around one in 10 people say they are put off decorating because they don’t know where to start.

Our handy decorating tips check-list arms you with all the tools and tricks you need to get a professional-looking finish – whether you’re a first-time painter or a regular re-decorator.

1. Pick your paint

The colour of your walls has a huge impact on the overall look and feel of a room, so it’s important to get it right. If you’re struggling to choose, the Dulux Visualizer app gives you an instant digital impression of your wall colour, so you can try out different shades before you pick up a paint brush.

Once you’ve found your perfect shade, you can use the Dulux paint calculator to work out exactly how much you need to buy.

2. Reach for the tape

Cover wall sockets, window frames, coving, door hardware, and anything else that you don’t want to paint, with masking tape. Make sure you apply it in a neat, straight line so the edge of your paint turns out equally neat.

3. Cover Up

It’s usually a good idea to remove all furniture from the room, but if you don’t have the space, cover it with drop cloths or plastic sheeting instead. Plastic carrier bags are a cheap and easy way to protect things like light fittings.

You should always place a drop cloth underneath the area you are painting, ideally taping it down. Paint drips have a tendency to sneak onto your floor no matter how careful you are, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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