By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Thursday, July 04th 2019, 00:57:45 AM.
Just make sure that if you are painting wood cabinets, you properly prep the surface before using latex paint. While oil-based paint goes on smooth, even over wood surfaces, latex paint is more likely to show variances in the grain or texture. If you want a smooth, even look, you will need to do some prep work beforehand to make your painting project a success.
Painting your kitchen cabinets is a budget-friendly choice for design change, but it is not as easy as you might think — it requires a lot more prepping than painting. If you feel that it is beyond your comfort level, many professionals would be willing to take on the project. Undaunted? Go for it! Read on and learn how to paint your kitchen cabinets like a pro.
Application Tips.Do you have flat cabinet doors, or do they feature inset panels and raised edges? If you have flat doors on your kitchen cabinets, you can make quick work of paint application by using a paint roller with ¼ nap (for the most even application and smooth finish). Paneled kitchen cabinets require a little more work—use a paint brush to evenly coat angled surfaces and inset areas. Remember to choose a synthetic bristle brush if you are using latex paint, since the water-based formula will swell the bristles of a natural paint brush.
Finally, gray appears to be coming to an end, as the benefit of this underrated color to their cabinet is increasingly evident to smart homeowners. Leaving its perceived dreariness aside, its diversity, complexity and unlimited potential are ultimate considerations. It is not accepted.
Many designers today combine two colors for kitchen cabinets to give a vibrant look. Mix, match and make it work. Gray is like Swiss as a neutral shade: it does not make foes and plays well with others. As a consequence, almost any color or nuance is used for pairing and you can't go wrong. It even merges beautifully in kitchen cabinets with wood tones to further expand your choices. So have fun with it! So have fun with it! Experiment with two comparable shades, then attempt color contrast and see what's going on with you.