By Scotlands Finest Painter | November 23, 2011 at 01:30 PM EST | No Comments
Every kitchen eventually reaches the point at which it looks worn-out. That's the time to take stock of your options.
Everyone is well aware that kitchen remodeling is costly and inconvenient. However, a simple and low-cost alternative is to paint the cabinets.
This option is one that many people fail to consider, despite the fact that older homes often have painted carpenter-built cabinets that have stood up to decades of use.
The process is easier than ever, thanks to 100 percent acrylic enamels that produce little odor as they are applied and clean up with soap and water.
Professionally painted or stained cabinets can look as good as if they were brand new at a fraction of the cost.
Also if you are considering painting your cabinets here are some tips.
: Airless or conventional spraying will give the best smooth finish. Best done by a pro.
: New hardware and hinges can be installed to further update the look
: New moldings such as crown can be installed to enhance the look prior to re finishing.
: Oil based paint tends to produce the smoothest finish but new acrylics such as Benjamin Moore Advance produce equally good finishes.
: Always use a bonding primer to adhere the old finish to the new.
: If brushing and rolling research the best products available for a better finish.
: If a spray finish is not an option good painters can still get near perfect results with brush and roller.
: There are a huge variety of finishes including paint colors, stains, wood grain, clear coat etc.