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4 Important things to consider before painting your kitchen cabinets

Here are a few things to think about before painting your kitchen cabinets

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By Kauthar Gool | June 15, 2023 | Kitchen

A kitchen is both a place of utility and one where many memories are often made between friends and family members. You may want to improve the aesthetic of your space without having the budget for an entire revamp, in which case updating your cabinetry can do wonders to spruce up your kitchen.

Give your space a new lease on life. You’d be truly surprised by how much a fresh coat of paint in a lovely colour could improve the overall atmosphere in a kitchen. If you are thinking about painting your kitchen cupboards, here are a few things to consider before you do so.

1. Try and be patient

Beautiful white kitchen cabinets. Image: Pexels

There will be a ton of preparation needed before you paint your cabinetry, and the job will likely take longer than one day. You will need to remove each door from the hinges, including the hardware, ensure that the floor and other furnishings are covered and protected from paint splatter, and much more. Understand that while the results will likely leave your space looking renewed, this won’t happen overnight.

2. Do your research

If you have never undertaken a DIY project before, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into by doing adequate research beforehand. To ensure that you do not harm or hurt yourself, be willing to put in the groundwork of reading up on how to paint cabinetry – even watching a few YouTube videos on how to do the job properly is recommended.

3. Play around with colour

Neutral colours are always a winner. Image: Unsplash

Refurbished cabinetry can potentially impact the entire decor theme within your kitchen. This is your chance to add any hues you may have been steering clear of before. Don’t be afraid of juxtaposing brighter shades with neutrals. The space is yours to enjoy, so make it your own.

4. Prepare the cabinets

Make sure that the cabinets are clean and sanded down before you start painting them. This may take some time but it is certainly worth it, especially if you want the job done properly.