There are so many things you hear from this blog post and that blog post, but we are here to tell you the myths and the facts on kitchen cabinet painting.
It’s too expensive
Yes, there are a lot of people who spend a ton of money to get their kitchen cabinets painted, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way.
There are ways to save money
There are plenty of ways to save money on your kitchen cabinet painting, such as doing it yourself. If you’re not confident enough to DIY, don’t have enough time, or want a professional look, consider DIT. DIT means Do-It-Together. Sound Finish has come up with a system to get you professionally painted kitchen cabinets for half the price. Check it out here!
It isn’t worth it
Will painting your kitchen cabinets really pay off in the end? Many people think that’s it’s a waste of money to update their kitchen cabinets.
Adds value to your home
On average, a kitchen renovation should earn a 70 percent return on investment when you sell your home, given that you chose neutral things that will appeal to buyers. Not only that, but a kitchen cabinet remodel will make being in your kitchen more enjoyable, making you cook more and save even more money.
You can paint around the hardware
Sounds like a great idea, right? Paint around the hardware and you can save tons of time! – Wrong.
You need to take the hardware off
Painting around the hardware may save you time at first, but not when you have to repaint all of the cabinets. If you don’t take the hardware off, you will start to see where the hardware is rubbing off the paint.
Sanding isn’t necessary
There are so many blog posts out there that say you can paint your kitchen cabinets without sanding. But don’t be fooled and take the easy way out.
You need to sand
Not only do you need to sand to get a smooth finish on your cabinets, but you need to do it multiple times. Sand at first, sand between coats, lightly sand afterward. Sanding ensures that the paint will stick and not come off with cleaning or through wear and tear. If the paint doesn’t stick, you will be disappointed in all the work you put into painting your kitchen cabinets.
Priming is a waste of time
We’ll admit that paint companies have stepped up their game so priming is no longer necessary. But as for your kitchen cabinets, the primer is very important.
You need to prime
Why do you need to prime? Well, because you’re likely painting over your wooden kitchen cabinets, and wood tends to bleed through. If you don’t prime, the wood can add a yellowish tint to your paint. This would make your cabinets look old and grimy very quickly. Priming may take some time, but it’s better than having to redo the entire project later.
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