If you’ve been thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets, the best place to start is by asking yourself a few questions so that you know whether or not this is the right thing to do. You’ll also be able to tell whether or not you’re ready to take on this project, so ask yourself the following questions before you grab a paintbrush and begin:
- What material are your cabinets made of? This will help you determine whether or not your cabinets need sanding and priming before you begin to paint. If your cabinets are made of solid wood, then the job is easy because you can go ahead and paint without doing any other work. If your cabinets are made of engineered wood or stainless steel, then the job is a little trickier because there will be additional steps involved in order for the paint to stick and not chip or peel off.
- Do you have the time for this project? Painting kitchen cabinets is not difficult but definitely takes time. Before you dive in, ask yourself if the timing is right so that you know how much time you can realistically dedicate towards this task. Remember that you won’t be able to use your kitchen for at least a few days and the area will be a mess, so you have to take this into consideration before you start painting.
- Are your cabinets in decent shape? Take a good look to see what kind of shape your cabinets are in because in some cases, painting over them will not help upgrade the appearance of your kitchen, which is usually the goal when painting cabinets. Assess whether keeping your current cabinets and painting over them is a good idea or if a replacement makes more sense. Weigh the costs of both options as well as the time factor to see which option is best for you. If your cabinets are in rough shape, a paint job may not be the answer.
- How much do small details matter to you? You need to know whether or not you can handle slight imperfections. If you feel that certain details will upset you if they don’t turn out perfectly, then this project may not be worth it for you. Consider your time and costs and see if it’s worth you staying up all night worrying about every tiny detail. If you aren’t very picky, on the other hand, painting your cabinets is the perfect way of giving your kitchen a new look and changing things up.
While DIY projects are fun, sometimes you need a professional to step in and help so that your home looks beautiful and the results are perfect. Demcor Contracting can help you achieve just that, so if you are in Toronto, Etobicoke or Mississauga and want professional painters to help with your next project or paint job, contact them today!