If you don’t know what you’re doing, cabinet painting fails are inevitable. There are a lot of things that can go wrong when painting your kitchen cabinets. Here are some common DIY cabinet painting fails.
Result of Cheap Paint
When you use cheap paint that is not specifically designed for cabinets, it can chip off with the slightest nick or peel off completely!
Result of Not Cleaning Properly
To clean properly you need to use TSP and thoroughly scrub the surface, then wipe it off with a rag wetted down in water. If you don’t wipe it off you will get the ultimate distressed look (and not in a good way).
Result of Not Removing Hinges
If you don’t remove the hinges, you won’t get a clean look. They have a tendency to collect a lot of paint and end up being a paint drip nightmare! They are also difficult to paint around properly so you will end up missing a lot of areas.
Result of Not Letting Paint Cure Completely
It takes a couple of days for the paint to cure, and there is no way around this. You just have to wait. If you don’t wait, then your freshly painted cabinets will scratch and be damaged very easily. It is always a good idea to take it easy on you cabinets for the first few weeks and avoid washing them with harsh chemicals till they have had a chance to cure.
Result of Mixing up Cabinet Doors
Labeling is very important so you can get your kitchen put back together the right way. If you don’t label you can end up with crooked cabinet doors, or doors that just plain don’t fit.
What is DIT?
DIT stands for Do-It-Together, this is a service we offer, that will save you time, money and frustration. We do 90% of the work and you pay half the price! All you have to do is paint the cabinet boxes. Sound Finish will uninstall your cabinet doors and drawers, take them to our shop, paint them and return to reinstall them in two weeks. We provide you with a half hour of training, and all the supplies needed to paint the boxes. We also give you access to our online tutorial videos to help you along the way.
About the DIT Experience
About the Experience: Everything we do at Sound Finish is about creating that awesome customer experience. At our very core, we are a customer experience company who simply helps people paint their kitchen cabinets. We understand that you want to achieve a professional quality outcome while saving money. And that is why every single step of the Sound Finish DIT process serves one goal: providing you, the customer with an amazing experience from start to finish. We invite you to learn more about this one-of-a-kind service and determine if it makes sense for your home!
Sound Finish Provides the highest quality cabinet coatings in the industry because cabinet coatings are our primary focus and our specialty. With 20+ years of experience, our unique system paints your kitchen cabinets in 2-3 days!
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