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 South Florida Trust Painting instead, and let us come take a look and provide you with professional and stunning kitchen cabinets that are even Pinterest worthy.