Common Mistakes when painting cabinets

Don’t Misjudge Your Painting Skills

Your friends tell you that you a wonderful painter? Unfortunately, the difference between paper and cabinetry is large.
If you’re taking on this DIY project yourself, try practicing first to see if it will work well for whatever needs doing! Are there any skills required other than patience/ability in painting cabinets-wise (and time)? Consider asking someone else whether they can help out instead because it’ll save both their backs as well as money from hiring a professional who specializes only in one task rather than two or three tasks simultaneously.

Misjudging How Long it Will Take

Don’t let the deadline of your kitchen remodel slip through your fingers. Hiring a professional painter is worth it, as they will take care to paint each and every cabinet carefully for an amazing result! Give yourself plenty of time during this process – upwards of weeks depending on how many cabinets you’re painting at once- so that when all’s said py badness done, nothing looks rushed or unfinished..
A little knowledge goes such a long way in ensuring we get results like these: From sanding down old surfaces…

Not Taking Apart Your Cabinets Before You Begin Painting

It’s time to take down your cabinets, but don’t break them! Use the right screwdriver and you’ll have an even job without any paint Touch-up needed.
It can feel overwhelming taking apart a kitchen or dining room set from all those little pieces that seem so sturdy – until you remember there are only two things necessary for this project: underneath each piece of furniture is one long nail sticking out at least six inches upwards which holds up its weight; secondly, every board has been numbered with masking tape either side by side under edges before they’re nailed together into place.

Not Making a Note of How to Put the Cabinets Back Together Again

When you begin taking the cabinets apart, make sure that each individual piece has a clearly labeled tag. Hinges should be laid out in such a way so they’ll match up to their corresponding wood parts and paint finish when putting everything back together again after the painting is done! Don’t rely on memory alone – take time now for labeling these pieces beforehand by writing down what goes where from start to finish.

Forgetting to Thoroughly Clean the Cabinets

Cleaning your kitchen cabinets is an important part of making sure they stay looking good for years. Grease cutting dish soap, hot water, and a sponge will do the trick! Once thoroughly cleaned dry off with an old dishcloth if you need too things like dirt or dust can get through giving way to chipping paint which shouldn’t happen at all during this stage in its life cycle so make sure not only are they clean but free from any unwanted substances as well before setting out there on display again- don’t forget about those inside either (if applicable).

Not Sanding Down the Wood 

The first step in painting your house is to sand it down. Make sure you have the right equipment or ask someone who does for theirs so that this process goes as smoothly and quickly for you!

 Not Dusting After Sanding Your Cabinets

After sanding down your cabinets to make sure that they are smooth enough for painting, remove all of the dust left on them. If you don’t get this done before beginning paint application then any leftover particles will ruin your beautiful finish!

To avoid having problems with stains or dullness due to rough surfaces impeding good adhesion between coats, always take care when sanding off old finishes so as not to leave behind too much debris which could lead directly to irreversible structural damage over time if it isn’t cleaned out immediately afterward.

Not Priming Before you Begin Painting

A primer is key to ensuring you avoid having old paint bleed into your new work. It will create a barrier which means that when applied properly, there won’t be any bleeding or staining from previous coatings on top of what’s being painted in future ones- saving an entire lot less time and effort!
To ensure this happens as smoothly for yourself: add some color from our chosen tube/pot with just water before starting out by painting one light stroke going straight across then following it up at 90-degree angles until done.

Not Color Testing Before You Buy Paint

Before you pay for a huge tin of paint that will be on display in your kitchen for years to come, test out the color. Many people shy away from repainting their kitchens because it can be such an intimidating project but don’t worry – there are many ways to help make this process easier and more affordable! One way is by getting testers or smaller tins so each new shade has time before being applied live; another option would just use one coat over existing cabinets rather than painting them wholeheartedly since most homes currently have some form backsplash installed already (which may dictate which hues they prefer). Take all necessary steps into consideration when designing.

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