Are you tired of your kitchen or do you want to make a restyling of this area? If the kitchen furniture is still in good condition, before buying a new kitchen, you can think about painting it either by contacting a professional painter or doing everything yourself.
If you love do-it-yourself and are skilled enough in painting, just get the necessary material, and in a short time, your kitchen will take on a completely new look.
For a complete restyling, Denver painting contractors believe you can paint the walls, the upholstery, the furniture, and the doors, taking care to get all the material you need to do work to perfection.
Do not forget to buy good quality materials, brushes with bristles that do not come off easily and paints that are durable and easy to apply, even if you spend more, you will get a better final result.
Before explaining how to paint the kitchen, it is important to have the right material available. The necessary equipment consists of:
- Work suit
- Putty knife
- Blotting paper
- Painting (to be chosen according to the material)
- Brushes or rollers
- Wooden stick to mix the paint
- Cover sheets
- Painter’s masking tape
As for the timing, you have to consider that if you want to create a new environment by painting the walls and the doors and kitchen furniture, it will take at least three or four days.
Paint The Kitchen Tiles
If your kitchen cladding is made with tiles, you can paint them without any problem by choosing a paint suitable for the material.
There are ceramic paints and many others that will be perfect for the result you want to obtain on the market. In addition to paints, you can also use resins or micro-cement.
To degrease the tiles used with products suitable for the purpose, the degreasers used for household chores are perfect for removing grease and grease from the tiles placed above the fires.
After passing the degreaser (to be sprayed directly on the surface), rinse well and move on to the second phase only when the tiles are completely dry.
Don’t forget to secure the furniture with nylon sheets and protect the fixtures with adhesive tape.
Before you lay your hand, primer paint (primer) is arranged in any holes and cracks that may have been created over time. Use the putty and the spatula, taking care to take a little product at a time to avoid accumulations. When the grout has dried, use sandpaper to smooth the surface and sandpaper on the tiles (this way, the primer will stick better).
When the primer has dried, you can start painting the tiles in the kitchen. Use a brush with quality bristles or a roller dipping it in a little paint to avoid dripping.
For a work of art, wait for the first coat to dry before applying another one.
If you want to change shades from very dark to light, apply a white coat before the final color.
Do not forget to protect the joints by using special adhesive tapes (available in specialized stores) that you will put first horizontally then vertically on the tiles.
Paint the kitchen cabinets
Do you want to paint the kitchen furniture in addition to the coating? Also, in this case, there are no problems because there are perfect paints for this purpose.
Preparation of the base
If you want to do a perfect job, the advice is to remove kitchen furniture and wall units’ doors.
Once you have disassembled the doors, place them on a work surface, and start with the sanding work. This is very important because it will make the surface porous and ready to accept the new coat of paint.
You can remove the old paint using sandpaper or a sander. There are also chemical paint removers on the market that are not recommended if you work in a closed environment due to the harmful substances released into the air. In addition to chemical paint removers, you can use hot ones; if you don’t have a hot gun capable of doing this job, buy the latest generation that does not burn the surface and do not damage the structure.…
The first thing you need to do in painting the kitchen door is apply a coat of clinging paint or primer; this way, the paint you are going to apply will not be damaged and will have better adhesion on the raw wood.
After passing the first coat of base varnish, wait for it to dry perfectly; for best results, it is best to wait at least a day.
Once the base is perfectly dry, you can apply the first coat of paint using a roller or brush. To ensure that the color is homogeneous in all parts, start with the difficult points, such as the edges that are not easily reachable. In this case, use a small brush. When all the edges are perfectly varnished, you can spread the varnish on the rest as well.
After you have given the first coat of paint to the doors, you can also proceed to paint the other elements, such as the drawers. Also, in this case, take care to disassemble them to work more easily.
As for the type of color, you will need to paint the kitchen with covering kitchen paint and a protective one.
The first will serve to give you a new color while the second will act as a sealant so that the new paint does not deteriorate too soon.
You can find these two separate products on the market, but some paints are covering and protective at the same time.
Don’t forget to choose a washable kitchen paint, so that daily cleaning operations will run smoothly.
Great paint for kitchen tiles must have a chemical component that increases their sealant value and lasts longer.
Suppose you want to restore brightness to the tiles. In that case, the best solution is represented by the enamel, which, in addition to having a high covering value, is available in different shades (in addition to the transparent one that you can use to restore vigor).
If, on the other hand, your tiles are very damaged, you can use the resin to give you a new style to the kitchen. With a greater thickness than enamel, you can hide the joints and create a smooth and continuous, very modern surface with the resin. To spread the resin, you can help yourself with the brush or roller.
If you prefer to play it safe, opt for a solvent-based acrylic paint because it is easy to apply and has characteristics that are perfect for an environment such as the kitchen: it is stain-resistant and washable.
As for the doors, on the other hand, you have to choose a suitable paint for kitchen furniture. Water-based paint is the cheapest, you can find it in any DIY store, it’s easy to use and dries quickly. However, this paint is not very resistant and is not always suitable for kitchen furniture subjected to intensive use.
The two-component polyurethane paint is less covering than the enamel. Still, it is easy to apply, and, unlike the water-based one, it resists stress better and is more resistant to scratches (with this paint, you can also obtain a lacquered effect if you use a roller).
For the kitchen furniture, you can also use the kit paint consisting of a colored base and two components that you will put on top. This paint is very resistant and allows us to obtain a satisfactory lacquered result.