While we’re addressing homeowners in Syracuse, Indiana, as one of our service areas, these tips and insights apply to pretty much any homeowner planning to repaint their kitchen cabinets.
Ready to make a change in your kitchen without the expense and hassle of sourcing and installing all-new everything?
A new coat of paint on kitchen cabinets, when done well, can completely change the look of your kitchen—on a minimal budget.
But before you get started, here are seven things our team at Matthew’s Painting thought you should know about kitchen cabinet painting in Syracuse, Indiana.
1. You’ll need to Label Each Cabinet Panel.
When taking cabinet doors off of their hinges and drawers out of their slots, you’ll need to come up with a system to remember where everything goes.
Draw a small diagram and label each piece accordingly so you can easily put them back in the correct places once they’re dry.
2. Now Is The Time To Deep-Clean.
No, you can’t keep food in your cabinets while you paint the exteriors. Now is the perfect time to organize what you have!
Remove everything, lay it out, and weed out unused items.
You’ll also need to take the time to clean your cabinets thoroughly, inside and out, with a grease-cutting cleanser to remove any residue or spills that have occurred over the years.
Store foodstuffs in a separate room, if possible, during the painting process, then return them, newly organized, once your cabinets are finished and completely dry.
3. You Can Come Back From Black.
Of course, you can easily paint your white- or light-colored cabinets in a darker, trendy shade.
But if you’ve grown tired of dark gray –or the deep blue that was trending a couple of years ago; you can, with some effort, return your cabinets to a lighter shade.
The key is in the primer: Consider tinting the primer to match the final color.
If your color transition is extreme, you might instead add a coat of underbody –a thicker, less transparent primer that hides more.
Pro Tip: You can have the tinting done in the paint store.
4. The Glossier The Better.
For cabinets, forget matte and eggshell finishes, and opt for semi-gloss, gloss, or satin instead—hardy finishes that are easy to clean.
You want a surface that’s durable and ‘wipeable’ so you won’t be painting again for at least a few years.
5. You Can Never Go Wrong With White.
If you like your cabinets to blend with the room color, White creates a quiet backdrop for the room’s activities and brings light in as well.
Just don’t go for bright, stack white as it can make your kitchen look clinical.
6. Glass-fronted/open cabinets?
The beauty of glass-fronted cabinets and open shelving is that it allows you to display what’s inside.
But don’t forget that this puts the interiors of your cabinet boxes on display, too.
These will need a careful coat of paint—or opt for a different shade on the interiors.
Just be sure to refresh the colors of the interior too.
7. Hiring a Professional May Be the Best Option.
While DIY kitchen cabinet painting might sound fun and fulfilling, it can be quite the hassle –especially if you don’t have painting skills and experience.
Hiring a professional painting contractor is the best way to get flawless, high-quality, and durable paint results.
Our crew at Matthew’s Painting has decades of experience in cabinet refinishing, currently serving the areas of Warsaw, Syracuse, Lake Tippecanoe area, Winona Lake area, Columbia City, Indiana, and surrounding Indiana cities.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us at (574) 834-3575 for more details!