Kitchen Cabinets

What to Know Before Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Having to swap out your kitchen cabinets during a remodel can cost thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, not everyone has the extra money in their budget for a kitchen remodel. One of the most affordable options for transforming your kitchen space is to paint your cabinets instead of replacing them.

Painting your kitchen cabinets may seem like a simple task. However, hiring a professional from GLS Painters in Mullica Hill, NJ, can help to ensure the job is done right. Before getting started, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

Seat Realistic Expectations

Not all sets of kitchen cabinets will produce top-quality results when painted. If your cabinets are chipped, have warped wood, or other signs of damage, painting the surface may not produce a smooth and like-new finish. Instead, there is a chance that the signs of damage will show through. In these cases, you may not benefit at all from painting the cabinets.

You should consider the stability and overall appearance of your kitchen cabinets, as this will greatly influence how they turn out once pained. Having realistic expectations can help to avoid disappointment should you choose to paint damaged cabinets.

The Cabinets Need to Be Prepped

Before applying any paint to your kitchen cabinets, the surfaces must be prepped. This can be a time-consuming process as you will need to remove all of the hardware and hinges and perform a deep cleaning. You will need to use a grease-removing agent on the cabinets, especially those located around the oven. Even as little as a layer of dust can create a gritty and chunky appearance on your painted cabinets.

It Can Take Longer Than One Day

Although painting your cabinets does not take as long as remodeling the entire kitchen, it is not typically a project that can be completed quickly. You will need to remove all of the cabinet hardware, clean and prepare them, and even sand them in some cases. Due to all of the intricacies involved in this project, you can expect the entire painting to take between four and seven days to complete. You should plan ahead as this type of project can cause some disruptions.

Labeling Hardware Is Important

When you remove hardware from your cabinets, you will need to replace it again once you are done painting. It is never a good idea to pile all of the hardware together. Instead, you should label each individual piece of hardware so that you know where you need to return it. This can help to alleviate some of the frustration that you would otherwise deal with trying to sort everything out at the end.

Do Not Use Cheap Paint

When painting your cabinets, it is important that you use quality paint. Your cabinets are often subjected to significant wear and tear. Your hands touch them a lot, they are exposed to extreme temperatures, and they are often cleaned with harsh chemicals. This makes it essential to select a paint that is made to stand up against all of this.

Contact GLS Painters Today

If you are interested in exploring the benefits that come with painting your kitchen cabinets, reach out to our professionals at GLS Painters. Our team can meet with you for a free estimate and discuss all of your options. Call our Mullican Hill, NJ, office now at (856) 474-1911 to get started.