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If you’re looking for an affordable way to make your home or business feel clean and fresh, why not give your storage cabinets a new coat of paint or a complete refinishing? With the right preparation and curing, you can add value and create a fresh look with cabinet painting.
Procoat Cabinet Painting Tips for DIY Cabinet Painting
When upgrading a property or overhauling a lot of cabinetry, using separate paint and primer products can be less expensive. Home improvement stores and paint shops can tint a less expensive primer any color. The fact that combination paints are thicker can also be helpful for waterproofing purposes.
Take extra care when prepping to paint
One of the reasons why adequate preparation is critical in terms of interior house painting involves the idea that you’re mitigating risk now of potential problems once the project begins. Even seasoned painting contractors who have been in the business for decades will still drip and splatter paint – it happens to everyone.
Thoughtful preparation doesn’t just make sure that you’re protecting any furniture that will stay in the room during the project, but it’ll also help preserve the integrity of your door knobs, your outlet covers, your trim and other elements in the room as well as throughout your home.
Use an Electric Sander!
Before painting any surface, it is important to finish the prep by sanding it. Starting with a small number grit sandpaper, go over each cabinet door and base. Using a larger grain paper like 80 grit to start is ideal. Then, sand the doors again with 120 grit sandpaper. Keep a 140 or higher grit sandpaper to scuff the surface lightly between paint, varnish, stain, and primer applications.
Paint the Cabinets Right
Coat the surfaces in thin layers of paint to minimize streaks, drips, and blobs. Give each coating at least 24 hours to dry before applying the next coat. If the weather is humid or rainy, then adding extra drying time probably will be necessary. Using a fan or central air system with a dehumidifier will also speed up the process.
Paint the face of your cabinets last
There is no need for flipping a second time when you paint the bottoms of the cabinet and the insides first. When these parts are dry, then you can turn them over once to paint the fronts. Even with multiple layers and polyurethane, completing the inside and base first will prevent the need to turn over the cabinets several times.
Don't skip the top coat
A cover coat not only protects your cabinets’ paint job, but also adds a layer of shine and gloss. This extra protection prevents water and stains from damaging the paint, keeping your kitchen looking bright and clean.
Give your cabinets time to dry
You’ll get the best results if you give your cabinets a full two weeks to cure. This will prevent door slaps and bangs from chipping the surface, and it’ll also stop the hardware from scratching the paint.
Procoat Cabinet Painting Will Help
At Procoat Cabinet Painting, we strive to be the very best painters for your job, and our customers love us because we put our customers first… and it shows!
We’re willing to share our knowledge gained over 25+ years painting everything in San Diego because our core policy is to “give back” to our community. Not everyone is a fully qualified DIYer with mad skills, and we cover the gap between your dreams and reality, and we do it on an affordable basis.
If you are ready to work with the best painting company in San Diego and one of the best painters in San Diego, California, give us a call to set up a free estimate for your project. 619-259-6706.
You may just decide to let the Pros do it, and spend your valuable time having fun in San Diego! You can also use our Contact Form to get in touch, then decide for yourself.
When you take the time to prepare an environment for painting as opposed to just jumping right in, you also have a chance to “clear the slate,” so to speak.
You’re working with a totally blank canvas and you can see all of a room, holes, cracks, imperfections and all.
This is the absolute perfect time to take care of all these imperfections and finally fix those small issues that may have been bugging you for quite some time leaving you with a quality painting project.