The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s so important to keep the area looking fresh and feeling welcoming. A new coat of paint can help you achieve exactly that.
Before you jump in and paint your kitchen, remember the kitchen is a unique room in the home with its own unique requirements.
In this article, we’ll share three professional kitchen painting tips – you’ll be cooking up a storm in no time!
1. Make sure all surfaces are clean
Unless you’re painting a brand-new kitchen, you’ll need to give all surfaces a really thorough clean. Kitchens are often greasy – if you want perfect results, you must remove this.
You can use sugar soap or a strong detergent to prep your kitchen for painting. Remember to wipe down the cleaned walls to remove any residue. And it's also important to allow the surface to dry completely before painting.
2. Remove cabinet doors before you paint them
Plan on painting your cabinet doors? Excellent idea. A fresh lick of paint over tired kitchen cabinets can give your kitchen a whole new lease of life without breaking the bank. Just check out this kitchen we worked on in Carina, QLD!
When painting your cabinet doors, always remove them first. This should be fairly easy. You can then lay them down over a drop cloth, clean them, and dry them. You’ll then want to fill in any nicks or holes, sanding down these areas to create a smooth finish. Now, you’re ready to paint.
3. Choose a suitable finish
If you want your fresh coat of paint to last five or more years and look great the whole time, you must select a suitable finish. range from Matte (flat with no shine) to glossy (very shiny).
When painting the kitchen, we suggest opting for a satin to semi-gloss finish. These are glossy enough to allow for easy wipe downs while being flat enough to disguise imperfections on the surface.