Kitchen Cabinet Painting, Omaha, NE: Critical Steps to Consider
November 17, 2019 02:48 AM
Cabinet Painting, Omaha, NE: Critical Steps to Consider
There’s no easier or more cost-effective way
to update your kitchen’s style in Omaha, NE than by giving the cabinets a fresh
coat of paint.
Before painting your cabinets, you first need
to decide whether to use oil-based or water-based latex paint and primer.
If your cabinets were previously painted with
water-based latex paint—often labeled latex enamel—stick with that; you can use
latex over oil, but oil won’t adhere well over latex.
Of course, that also makes latex a safe bet if
you don’t know which type the old paint is. Either type of paint will work over
a clear finish.
For a high-quality, durable, and flawless
paint job, we always recommend hiring a painting contractor like Brush &
However, if you have a relatively small
project and want to give DIY a try, here are critical steps to keep in mind;
- Remove All Contents From Cupboards And Drawers.
Store them away from your job site to protect
them from damage and paint stains. Also, remove furniture from the room or at
least far enough away from your work area. That will keep your things clean.
- Remove Cabinet Doors and Drawers
Remove the cabinet drawers and doors, as well
as latches, knobs and additions from the cabinet parts. Label each part for
ease of re-assembling.
- Fill Holes or Cracks with Putty and Wood Finish
This will give a clean and smooth look to your
You should also fill the spaces left by the
old hinges. Let the putty dry and sand it with sandpaper.
- Cover Worktops, Walls, And Floor With Plastic Or Fabric Covers.
This will protect the rest of the house from any
splashes of paint.
- Clean The Cabinets Thoroughly And Let Them Dry Well.
Over time, cabinets can be saturated with
smoke, grease, and other deposits. You should carefully remove all this by
using a degreasing detergent before painting them.
After cleaning, apply a stripper to remove all
- Paint Your Cabinets
Now it’s time to repaint your cabinets, but
first, you need to apply a primer. Use a good-quality 3-inch brush to apply an
even coat of primer-sealer to all surfaces to ensure a well-bonded finish coat.
Primer-sealers also reduce the need to sand
and deglaze old finishes before repainting.
Apply a coat of paint to all the primed
surfaces, finishing up with top-to-bottom strokes along the grain.
When the paint dries, usually in about four
hours, apply a second coat. Now you are ready to reinstall doors and drawers
and enjoy your renewed kitchen.
The bottom Line
As you may already tell, this process is a
little oversimplified –it can be lengthy and quite complicated depending on the
size of your project and the condition of your cabinets.
Also, if you don’t have the skills or
experience, we suggest that you give a professional painting company like Brush
& Roll Painting a try.
We provide high-quality and durable interior
painting, kitchen cabinet repaint, furniture re-finish, and wood finishing
If you would rather hire a professional to
help you with cabinet and furniture refinishing in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush
& Roll Painting can help.
To get started with us, book a FREE
estimate below or call us on 402-932-9764 for more