Tips For Painting Cabinets

I thought when you are done painting your house that would be the end of it. I mean it will be forever, you don’t have to change it. Oh well, this is before when I don’t have my own house yet, so much with being so independent. On the other hand, once in a while, we need to change the paint’s color of our house, bedrooms, cabinets. So if you noticed that the paint’s color is already fading or it got a lot of stains or it is already unattractive.  I am telling you, it needs refreshing. If you are being careful, a DIY will do the trick, so that means to say you don’t have to spend more. You how inflation affects everything right, so if you can save grab the chance. Nonetheless, with DIY, you can get the chance to have the cabinets professionally spray-painted.

Now this is how you do it

If you want to get the high-quality result, you may need to prepare to work it. And that involves the following:

  • Clean the surface with Trisodium Phosphate. Trisodium Phosphate helps to remove that greasy that has been accumulated through the years. And this would vaguely incise the surface for the new paint to stick to.
  • Acrylic Latex Primer is perfect for anything. But it is highly suggested to apply a shellac-based sealer first for prevention for the problem area, stained spots from bleeding through the topcoats.
  • Lightly sand the surface after the primer dries

After you prepared the surface, you may have to decide for a brush to use:

  • Pick a high-quality brush, not a roller because roller leaves stipple marks. Foam applicator can also be an option. A high-quality brush may cost too much but if you compare the cost of hiring someone to do it, you can still save some buck for an expensive brush. Most often than not, a high-quality brush would definitely give you better results now if you clean the brush very carefully after you use it, it will serve you even years.
  • Now since we already decided a brush for the paint. Brush should be appropriate for what kind of paint you are applying to the surface. For the latex, use a nylon-bristle brush and for the alkyd paint use a natural-bristle brush.

Apply the topcoats of paint in this order:

For The Raised Panel Doors

  • The first step is to paint the panel
  • Secondly is the horizontal rails
  • The last should be the vertical tiles.

When you are painting both sides of the door, you will have to use long smooth strokes, because if you cut it short it may leave brush marks.

  • If you think that you can just do the stokes anywhere with the drawer then you absolutely doing it wrong because you need to do the edges first, then along the front faces.
  • Now if you are painting the insides of the cabinets, apply your paint to the back panel, second is the top, then the side and lastly the bottom.

Now the last but not the least, paint the following accordingly:

  • Face frames of the cabinet boxes
  • You may have to start with the verticals
  • The finishing will be with the horizontals

For a solid finish, you may need at least two top coats.

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To Replace Handles And Pulls

It is indeed refreshing if you replaced your old handles and pulls in your cabinets but make sure that you have the right one in replace with the old one. With clean, stylish and unique handles and pulls are the easiest way, even one of the quickest ways to freshen up your kitchen cabinets and drawers. Thus, to make sure that you have the right replacement bring the old hardware with you when you purchase the new one for you to make sure that the new pulls and handles will fit the holes in your cabinets. Don’t just go to the store and buy them because these kinds of hardware doesn’t always have the same hole, you may end up wasting your time and money if you don’t have the old one with you right?

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New Good Looking For Your Cabinets and Countertops

One of the things that would call anyone attention for your kitchen is absolutely the cabinets and countertop. Cabinets can always draw attention, bad or good, it always does make an instant impression and absolutely a quick painting can do wonders. Even though an ultimate make over can be of perceived value but the cabinet bodies and doors is the most impacting when it comes to residents alike. Be attentive on the overall impression especially with the doors and drawer fronts, the cabinet’s faces and the hardware.

A quick make over will not only focus on painting and or cleaning but it also involves replacing the knobs and pulls, as well as the hinges if they’re visible and showing signs of wear.

A new look for the countertop is as important as cabinets, this is one of those spaces in your house where traces is visible. If you are going to buy a house, you don\t want to see the burn mark where you set a hot pan onto your laminate top. And if you just moved into a house, you don’t want to think of sanitizing the stained grout joints on a tiled surface.

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Stuff Toys Counter

Right after I send Jm to her Kumon yesterday, I went to the mall quickly for her cell phone. We could not text or call even she has some credits on her phone, just to found out that she change the setting to fixed dialing. The in-charge patiently explained the settings and changes it.
I roamed around the mall and bought a pair of shoes for myself, it has been a while since I shop for shoes and since my old one retired already I guess it was time for me to buy one.
When Jm finished her worksheet at Kumon, we went to the mall to see the owner of the carpool. We paid her for last month and half for this month. After a while we roamed around the furniture’s department to see if there are some cabinets I may like. The stuff toys are everywhere in the living room and that maybe the causes of my asthma attack recently.
I definitely like one and purchased it right there and then but sigh they would deliver it to our house later this month. Oh well I didn’t have any choice but to wait for the delivery time.
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