If you take an interest in every element of home decor and interior decoration, then you will probably already know about just how important it can be to get even the small details right to achieve the best bigger vision. Interior painting especially can sometimes be an area of design that gets overlooked in favor of more exciting tasks like picking out furniture and wallpaper, but it cannot be underestimated just how much of a difference a well-painted cabinet door can make to a redecoration project! With this in mind, here are some of the basics of cabinet painting in Los Angeles to bear in mind before you begin any project.
Break Down All The Elements Of The Process
Make sure to remove cabinet doors, drawers, and hinges so that you give yourself the best access for prep and coating. Clean every single surface to eliminate all dust and grime. Repair or fill any cracks and holes that might be present. Sand, and vacuum the surface to provide the best kind of environment for paint adhesion and stain absorption. Apply a high-quality, durable primer before you start painting. Apply your paint to the detached doors and drawers, along with the affixed cabinet boxes. And then finally, all-sufficient time for drying all the components before reattaching everything.
Decide On Whether To Paint Or Stain
There are some key differences between painting and staining cabinets. For starters, the stain is much thinner than paint and is intended to penetrate the wood to enhance its durability and bring out more of its natural beauty. Paint, on the other hand, is thicker and sits on top of the wood to provide a complete cover-up and color change. If you want a total transformation then paint is the way to go, but if you want to achieve a more natural look that is just enhanced from your previous cabinet aesthetics, then you might want to turn to stain instead.
Make Sure To Color Match And Test
You can never tell how a certain color is going to look in your own home environment until you try it, so it is important to order samples to test and color match first rather than picking from the catalog and making a complete order right away. This can be tempting to do for people who are eager to get their project started and finished but believe us when we say that it is worth taking the time to get the perfect match for the space that you spend the most time in!
If you would like to enlist the help of a professional for your own cabinet painting in Los Angeles, then the best thing to do is get in touch with the team at Just Right Painting. Our squad of experienced and skilled painters is ready and waiting to lend a professional hand to whatever painting project you might have going on at home. We very much look forward to being able to bring your design vision to life!