By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Saturday, June 29th 2019, 13:02:37 PM.
Advances in water-based paint formulas have made it much easier to use latex paint for kitchen cabinets. Many latex paints are now produced with greater durability for cleaning and can stand up to a good scrubbing. This is a must for a kitchen, so definitely look for a paint that is described as washable for your cabinets.
The other important thing to remember is to use an oil-based primer. Due to the more porous nature of MDF, water-based primers can swell the surface. Use an oil-based primer for the first coat and then you can paint kitchen cabinets with water-based latex paint without worrying about moisture absorption.Laminate Cabinets: Painting laminate kitchen cabinets is possible, but more tricky than painting wood or MDF cabinets. Laminate is a printed, plastic that is adhered on top of a base layer - usually a composite material. The finish is slick so you will have to make sure you put in the prep work for a quality finish.
Figure out the square footage of your walls so you know how much paint to buy. Usually in a new-construction kitchen, the space will be devoid of everything but drywall. Calculate the square footage of each wall by multiplying room height (likely 8 feet) by room length (variable). Then add up all walls to get the total.
Plan your custom kitchen carefully so that you don't fall into the above traps. No detail is too small-a sprouting closet may not appear as big as anything until you see that your sprouts are not kept. The design and look of the kitchen is the focus of most people so much that they do not think through the small details. A kitchen is one that you use every day–little surveillance over time can be a significant exacerbation. Consider how your custom kitchen will effectively be used-not just how it looks. See for products that are constant and simple to wash when it comes to cooking countertops.