In the last article we discussed what could be the best way to paint a cabinet and make it look like a professional work. In that we talked about some simple procedures in a systematic manner and how to implement them to get the job done easily and without costing much money. We talked about steps like dismantling, wiping, sanding, cleaning, priming, painting, drying and reinstalling the parts again. In this article we will discuss on how to get the same job done without sanding or by skipping the step of sanding.
Removal of Detachable Parts
As talked in the previous article this work may be easy and fun but not a couple of hour’s job. This work needs time, precision and some interest so that it can be done in the way you want it to be. The first step is to remove all the removable items of the cabinet like the doors, panels, shelves, etc., so that the job becomes easier. After removal of all the detachable parts label them or keep them in such a place where you can reach them easily at the time of assembling.
Then clean all the parts normally by wiping with cloth or soap water if needed let them dry. As this time we won’t be using the sanding process so what we can do is to double clean the surface and make sure no uneven surface or dust is left on the wooden parts specially. Then let the surface dry of a bit and if needed keep them in a dry place under sunlight which will dry off extra moisture from the wooden parts.
Before painting the cabinet and its parts the main thing is to use a primer to coat the surface and you already know now that this is a very important step as you may think of skipping this step will make your hard work simply a waste of time. 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. Make sure the primer coat dries completely before you start painting.
Choose the Paint
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.
Instrument to paint depends on you that may range from using a brush, rollers to even spray machines whichever seems easy and comes in your budget you may go for that. After the painting is done let the parts dry completely and then only reassemble all the parts of the cabinet and make sure all the parts are reinstalled perfectly. These tips can help you do the job of painting your cabinet without the sanding step easily.