Your kitchen cabinets may be old and worn out and look like they are in need of replacing. However, once you look at the cost of replacing them you may change your mind about going through with it. There are other solutions, and we want to discuss with you the benefits of painting your cabinets when they are starting to look worn down.
Painting your cabinets can actually be an excellent way to preserve them. You might be surprised at how great a fresh coat of paint looks on your cabinets. You don’t have to go through the expense and the hassle of having them replaced, especially if they are only a few years old and most of the imperfections are only surface deep.
If the cabinets are rotting and falling apart, then they will warrant more than just a fresh coat of paint, but otherwise, repainting them or painting them for the first time can make a huge difference. Painting them over seals up cracks, preserves them and keeps them from falling apart and protects your investment for years to come, in many cases.
If you are going to paint the cabinets, though, then you ought to take them apart. Take off the doors and take out any shelves before you start your painting. That way, you can do a very thorough and detailed job. You may not want to paint the interior, but if you see cracks inside or signs of slight decay, it would not be a bad idea to paint in there. That can protect the interior and keep you from having to replace everything shortly.
You should take off all the handles and hardware before you paint as well. That way, you won’t accidentally paint on the hinges or some other part that isn’t supposed to be painted. It may benefit you to replace hinges and handles, if they have begun to rust or wear down excessively. These are often the first parts to go, since they get the most workout.
You may also want to sand down the cabinet before you paint it, but just be careful not to be too rough. A light sanding can allow the paint to go on smoother and last much longer. You may even want to apply some primer to ensure the paints holds better. How much work you put into this will depend on what you want to spend, how much time you want to invest and how long you expect the cabinets to last.
Make sure to get the right paint for the job. You may not want the same kind of paint for your cabinets that you use for your walls, and if you plan to use leftover paint from previous painting jobs, just take the time to ensure that it is suitable for the task at hand. It would not hurt to talk to a painting expert before you put any paint onto your cabinets.
Call Painterly’s kitchen painting service in Dublin on 01 254 8255 and we’ll give you a 100% free, no-obligation estimate.