Advice on Hand Painting a Kitchen - The Painted Kitchen Company Ltd

Advice on Hand Painting a Kitchen

Hand painting your kitchen cabinets can be a great way to update the look of your kitchen without the expense of a full remodel. However, it does require some skill and patience to achieve a professional-looking finish. Here are some tips and advice on hand painting a kitchen:

  1. Prep your surfaces: The key to a successful paint job is in the preparation. Before painting, clean your cabinets thoroughly and sand them to create a rough surface for the paint to adhere to. Fill in any holes or scratches with wood filler and allow to dry completely before sanding again.

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  1. Choose the right paint: Choose a high-quality paint specifically designed for cabinets or furniture, as these will have a more durable finish. Satin or semi-gloss finishes are best for kitchen cabinets as they are easy to clean and don't show fingerprints as easily as a high-gloss finish. We personally like a durable eggshell or acrylic - these can be colour matched to any colour you wish. See more advice on this on our website 

  2. Use a brush or roller: While spray painting can be faster, using a brush or roller will give you greater control and allow you to achieve a smoother finish. Use a high-quality brush or roller, and work in thin, even coats, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next.  Our personal favourite is a roller that gives a smooth finish - we like the smooth rollers from a company called ‘Two fussy blokes’ - you can buy them on Amazon.

  3. Be patient: Hand painting a kitchen takes time and patience, but rushing the process can result in a sub-par finish. Allow plenty of time for each coat to dry, and take breaks as needed to avoid fatigue or mistakes.

  4. Pay attention to detail: Details like cabinet hardware and edges can be tricky to paint, but taking the time to carefully paint these areas will give your kitchen a polished look. Use a small brush or foam brush to get into tight spaces and edges.

Overall, hand painting a kitchen can be a rewarding and cost-effective way to update your space. With the right preparation, paint, tools, and patience, you can achieve a professional-looking finish that will last for years to come


See of FAQs on painting a kitchen for more advice here 


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