As you look around your kitchen, you might realize that you’re tired of the hum-drum cabinets that have been staring back at you for years. Wouldn’t it be nice to spruce them up with a little paint? Paint covers many sins, as the saying goes, and that includes scratches in the finish of your wood cabinets and the spots where the varnish has worn thin from scrubbing. While you technically can undertake this task by yourself, we’re pretty convinced you will save your time, frustration and additional expense simply by hiring a professional to tackle the painting and make your kitchen look amazing. Here are the top 5 reasons you should avoid the regret that could come with a DIY project in this instance.
1. This is not a weekend job
It may feel like slapping a few coats of paint over your otherwise in-good-shape cabinets will be quick and easy, but let us assure you, it is anything but! Before you can even get started on the project, you’ll need to prep and prime all of the pieces, and that includes removing all of the doors, drawers and hardware. Experts recommend that you put aside a minimum of four to seven days to thoroughly prepare and clean your cabinets before you can start, and then you’ll need extra time for to allow each coat to dry.
2. Detailed preparation is critical
Not only do you have to remove all of the cabinets from the base, but you’ll also need to vigorously scrub, sand and prime the cabinets as well. Each step leads toward getting the best possible adhesion between your cabinets and your new paint, so it’s really a must.
3. You have to stay organized
Imagine pulling off all of your cabinet doors, drawers and hardware, getting everything painted and dried and ready to put back together only to find that you’re missing a few critical screws or perhaps you’ve got cabinets that don’t fit quite right. If you’re not careful about labeling the cabinets with masking tape and marker as you remove them and keeping all of your hardware in bags, you’re going to have quite a frustrating day ahead of you when you go to put everything back together.
4. Spray painting isn’t an option
When you’re painting your kitchen cabinets, spray painting really isn’t an option unless you’re willing to accept potential runs and thin spots in the paint where the wood can bleed through. Overspray is also a big challenge unless you’re working outside or on a workbench in your garage.
5. There’s no going back
Once you’ve painted your cabinets, there’s really no going back to the wood without a long and arduous process of sanding and stripping the wood, refinishing it and more. You need to be really sure that it’s going to look good, and a pro can take a peek at your kitchen and give you a good idea about whether or not it’s going to be something that will fit in with your overall look. He might even be able to show you some pics of finished products.
As you can see, you can run into some serious frustration when you attempt to paint your own cabinets. Call The Painting Company instead, and let us come take a look and provide you with professional and stunning kitchen cabinets that are even Pinterest worthy.