All you need to know about kitchen respray paint
There’s nothing worse than choosing the wrong colours for a kitchen respray except choosing the wrong paint. You must choose and use the right paint for your kitchen respray project to get your desired final results.
Here are a few tips that prove helpful in selecting paints during a kitchen respray project.
• Use smooth finish paint
Though paints with a smooth finish are a bit more expensive than other options, they are worth it. The paints are kitchen-friendly and easier to clean and maintain. In addition, you won’t be using as much of it as you would with other paints.
• A foam roller helps smooth things out
There is always the chance of your paintbrush strokes leaving visible brush marks. While this is inevitable, there is an easy solution to it.
Just use a foam roller to follow the brush strokes, and smooth things out. Using a spray gun also gives a better finish, but it is not as easy to handle as a brush.
• Paint primer is as important as the paint
Many people skip using a paint primer in a bid to save on the kitchen respray costs. While your kitchen may look amazing without a primer, you will soon notice stains in the wood bleeding through the paint. The best and only way to avoid these ugly blotches is by using a stain-blocking primer before painting.
• Follow the right order while painting cabinet surfaces
There is a specific order to follow when painting kitchen cabinets. Instead of jumping into it, it’s better to start by first painting the back and not front doors.
There is a good reason for this tip.
While it may not affect your respray costs, you needn’t have to worry about smudged paint if you quickly flip the door. The smudged area will not be visible or need repainting because it’s facing the inside of the cabinet.
• How to choose the right colour
You get the liberty of selecting the colours for your kitchen respray because there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ colours. However, you don’t want to regret your choice.
Instead, get a few tester cans of probable colours for your cabinets. Then paint them on a big poster board and hang the board up against your backsplash. You can get an idea, and select the best colour that complements your kitchen backsplash.
You will thus know that your cabinets will look great in the chosen colour, and be happy with the kitchen respray.