When you’re trying to freshen up the look of your house, you could notice that the cabinets in your living room haven’t been updated in who knows how many years.
Of course, if you want to keep your living room cabinets looking as nice as possible, you should keep in mind to repaint them from time to time – and if they already look wonderful, but you just want to switch things up by using a new color or colors, that’s completely acceptable, too!
First off, in repainting your living room cabinets, you should empty your cabinets first.
This is the most obvious first step to repainting your living room cabinets because you certainly don’t want anything to be in there as you make your way to your painting project – that will be a nuisance for you that might cause you to fail.
Additionally, emptying your cabinets first is essential because you want your cabinets to be empty first before you do any pre-painting necessities – such as cleaning the surface, inspecting for any damages, etc.
Before you begin painting your cabinets, one thing to consider is what colors you will use.
Though there are many colors to pick from when painting the cabinets, you should be cautious to select colors that complement the other colors in your living room.
To ensure that you will end up with the best color possible, consult color palettes or design inspirations just readily available online so you can see which colors work best together.
Additionally, when choosing a paint color, you should make sure that you’re checking paint samples under the right light – which, in this case, would be the lighting present in your living room.
When it comes to preparing your room ready for cabinet painting, you’ll need to make sure that the area where the painting will take place is very clean.
This is important because you want to ensure that the area you’re painting first is clean since painting in an unclean space might compromise your painting project’s quality, like dirt, debris, and other contaminants might get into it – leaving a sloppy, uneven finish.
Additionally, you’ll also want to cover up the areas near where you’re painting with drop cloths so that they don’t get dripped on with paint, and tape the edges and corners of your walls with painter’s tape so you can make sure that your paint won’t smudge on areas you don’t want them on.
When it comes to painting your living room cabinets, you’ll also want to set aside some time to clean the cabinets’ surfaces.
This may be one of the most important aspects of the painting process, as you won’t want to try to paint over dirty cabinets.
It just won’t look right, it’ll compromise your painting project’s quality, and it’ll cause you to paint problems later on – which you’ll need to revisit and redo, costing you double the expense and effort.
Before painting them, the best thing to do is to clean your cabinets thoroughly and then allow them to dry.
Since you’re painting your cabinets, it would be much better to remove the doors and jambs first before you start painting them.
Your cabinet doors will be unstable to paint on when it is left there, and it’ll be much harder to paint on them if they keep moving, so it’ll be better for you to temporarily remove them so you can lay them flat and stable on the ground and paint them more efficiently.
Just make sure that all the screws and other hardware are stored somewhere safe so you don’t lose any of them once you’ve finished painting the doors.
Lastly, once you have finished painting, you must allow enough time for the paint on the surface to dry before putting anything on it.
Doing so might cause you to have unnecessary marks on the surface that will harden once it is dry – and you do not want that as your finished product.