So you got a new cabinet or thinking to renovate the old one? Mostly cabinets are of wood and so the best way to renovate them can be by simply painting them with a fresh coat of paint. But painting job can be done by two ways either you do it yourself which can be fun and a good pass time for your holidays, or you can hire someone to do the paint job for you. But the second option is good but will make your wallet a little bit lighter in the process. So better do it by you and so here we have some tips to do the job like a professional yourself.
This is not a small job of few hours, painting the cabinet needs much time and labor. So, you may think of getting it done on your holidays or your weekends. First things first, we have to remove all the removable items of the cabinet like the doors, panels, shelves, etc. so that the cleaning and painting job is done with ease and grace. After your remove all the removable parts label them or keep them in such a place where you can reach them easily at the time of assembling.
Now, first of all clean all the parts normally by wiping with cloth or soap water if needed let them dry. For the wooden parts you need to sand them for uneven surfaces first and make them plain so that the paint coat gets uniformly spread all over the panel. Sanding can be done by sanding machines or by a simple sand paper, just a gentle sanding is required. After sanding dust off the panels and then wipe them with a wet cloth to remove the sanding residue completely.
Before you paint the cabinet and its parts the main thing is to use a primer to coat the surface. You may think of skipping this step and your paint job may look good but not for long as without priming the wooden cabinet will eventually destroy the paint. Priming the wooden surface helps to bind the wood intact and avoids any spill outs or cracks or swells of the wood in future. Plus priming the surface first helps the paint to spread easily and evenly and increases the life of the wood and the paint. Let the primer completely dry before you start painting.
Next thing is to find a suitable color and the right quality of paint. Cheap is best if you want the cabinet to repaint again the next summer but if you are looking for a long term thing then investing in good quality paint and color is the best deal. Color depends on your taste but quality should be researched a bit first, you may ask your trusted vendors or search the internet for the same. Before painting make sure the surface is clean and the primer has dried plus the place of painting should be dust free too.
You may use brush, rollers or paint sprayers to paint the surface that depends on you different things have different pros and cons, whichever suits you do that. After the painting is done let the parts dry completely don’t rush to fit the parts. After drying gently reassemble and reinsert all the parts of the cabinet and make sure all the parts are reinstalled. So, there you go after so much of hard work you gave a brand new look to the cabinet.