By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Sunday, June 30th 2019, 23:57:53 PM.
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.
In case the casual look of your kitchen has started to bore you or you simply want a change or contrast, two-toned kitchen cabinets should be on top of your list.By adding color diversity, you will have an opportunity to point out specific parts of your kitchen that you especially like and the whole area will look better organized and chic.
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.
The cabinet style can make a big difference to the cost, because a very easy cabinet door is much cheaper than one with lots of details. The kind of finish may also influence the cost. If this is a problem, you can paint or stain your cabinet to save cash on your own. Finally, wood species will change the price. Some wood is cheaper than others, so if the cost is a problem, you can choose a less expensive wood and stain it like your choice.