Paint for kitchen furniture is an economical solution to renew them when your budget is scarce and they are in bad shape or outdated. The money you need for a total change of cabinets is great and sometimes painting them is the solution, especially in rented houses.
Paint Kitchen Furniture
First of all think that it is not a job that you can finish in a few hours and you have to calculate very well the days of work that will take you as you have to have the furniture empty and doors removed.
It is not the same a kitchen with five cabinets that another with ten.
It measures approximately the surface of the cabinets. Think if you want to paint the doors inside and the sides of furniture in sight that you also want to renew. With the approximate meters you can go to your DIY shop or specializing in paints to buy the amount you need.
Think of other advantages and disadvantages of paint for kitchen furniture.
What paint is used to paint the kitchen furniture?
You need a painting that has a great ability to “grip” and not peel, jump or scratch easily. You also need it to be “flexible” so that you don’t notice the marks on the brush or roller you use.
It has to be resistant to heat, moisture and easy to clean.
The most recommended paint is the enamel, which offers these characteristics of flexibility and hardness once dry. There are already specific paints on the market to paint the kitchen cabinets as well as the tiles. They are special paints for this purpose that do not need prior priming and serve both for wood and melamine. They exist in Matt, satin and glossy finishes.
There are enamels in the water, i.e acrylics, toilets and that are easy to work because both to lighten, clean brushes and rollers and remove any stains that could occur you do not need more than water. In addition, in time it does not yellow.
Other enamels are called to oil whose medium is solvent, a product of strong odor, are toxic and tend to yellow over time.
I recommend the use of water paint, easier to use, more ecological and whose only disadvantage is that it takes longer to dry.
Process for painting kitchen cabinets
The first step is to empty the cabinets and remove the doors by removing the hardware to prevent it from being stained. It will also be more comfortable to handle the doors to paint them.
Also remove knobs or handles if they have them. If the opening system is incorporated and cannot be removed, it protects with a painter’s tape.
Cleans very well the superficiality paint so that there are no traces of fat. This prevents the paint from adhering completely and would be more easily detached.
When opening the enamel check that the paint has the proper consistency to be comfortable to handle and cover the entire surface perfectly. You may have to add some water (or solvent) to get that texture.
Apply a hand and let it dry. Gently sand.
Then apply a second layer. Look carefully at the manufacturer’s instructions and follow the tips and steps in the package to get the best finish.
Once the cabinets are perfectly dry after the second layer, it is advisable to apply a protective layer that retains its finish even better.
It is time to put knobs, hardware and place the doors and drawers. And see how it has improved the look of your kitchen.