Interior paint is perhaps one of the most important elements of interior design. It is what walls are to a structure—the foundation where you set your entire home’s design. While most people focus on their walls when improving their interiors through painting, there are other aspects of your home that you can paint to make a unique design statement. In the kitchen, you can experiment with color by painting your cabinetry. Most kitchen cabinets come in subtle and neutral colors like white, black, gray, or brown. Brown is fairly common because most kitchen cabinets are made from wood and is finished to retain the wood’s natural color and look. But it’s not uncommon to find kitchen cabinets in a nice blue-green color, maybe a rustic orange, or a fiery red. If you are planning on undergoing kitchen remodeling or giving your kitchen a fresh new look without spending too much, upgrading your cabinet’s color is a great approach. Below are some useful tips when painting kitchen cabinets:
Find Out the Finish
Determining your kitchen cabinetry’s existing finish will make repainting it easier for you. You will likely have to remove the finish first before painting and have it refinished by a professional to keep the paint from chipping or getting damaged when exposed to moisture and heat. If you’re unsure whether you can paint your kitchen cabinets, consult a kitchen remodeling expert, as they can help you determine what kind of paint you can use for your cabinetry.
DIY vs. Hiring a Professional
Painting your kitchen cabinets is a great DIY project for you and the family but it does take a hefty amount of work. You’ll have to remove all existing hardware first, use sand paper on the surface to remove the finish, and maybe use a wood-filler if there are damages or dents on you cabinets. After using sand paper on it, you’ll have to use a primer so that the paint can be applied smoothly. For kitchen cabinetry, it’s recommended to use a stain-blocking primer, especially on cabinets near the prep area and stovetop. However, if you don’t have enough time to do this, you might be better off hiring a kitchen remodeling professional to do the job for you or at the very least, a professional painter so that they can apply the paint flawlessly.
Giving your kitchen cabinets a new color is a great way of reinventing the look of your entire kitchen if you are on a budget.