Tips To Repaint your Kitchen

Tips To Repaint your Kitchen

It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed after making the decision to repaint the kitchen. Many feel so overwhelmed that it seems easier to just hire a professional painter. However, repainting isn’t as bad as it seems, even those who have never painted before can do this task.

Some of the tools you will need are painters tape: a clean head for the roller, paint trays, paint rollers, a ladder, brushes, tarps and most importantly the paint.

After choosing the color you should choose what kind of finish you want. If you choose a flat finish you will get walls that are smooth and attractive, but you could have trouble cleaning them. On the other hand, if you choose a glossy finish you will be able to clean it easily, imperfections are more likely to show through. So it is best to choose a finish like eggshell that is somewhere in between.

  1. Apply painters tape on the walls you want to paint. Take care while applying tape, the reason for doing this is to protect areas not meant to be painted. The tape will act as a boundary, a little bit like painting within lines. This process will take some time.
  2. Cover the floor, and other things found in your kitchen with tarp. This has to be done so you won’t end up dripping paint on them. Be sure to move all the things from the kitchen that can be moved.
  3. Open the paint can and stir in the paint using a paint stirrer. Then you should fill the paint tray with a decent amount of paint. After which you should close the paint as there is every possibility that you might accidentally knock it over. Keeping the paint can closed also prevents the paint from thickening, making it more difficult to apply.
  4. Dip the roller into the paint tray and remove the extra paint. The reason for removing the extra paint is prevent paint clumps from forming on the wall. Now start painting the wall using long smooth stroke.  Remember, a couple of thin coats will look much better than one thick, goopy coat. After applying the first coat let the paint dry. Don’t worry if the kitchen walls look too light or streaky, as this is just the first coat of paint.
  5. Apply the second coat of paint. Once you have done this you will see the difference between the first and the second coats of paint.
  6. After letting the second coat of paint dry, you have to remove the painters tape and tarp.

The writer of this article is a San Diego Painter who is also an expert in San Diego Cabinet Painting.


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    Comment by Building Construction: Oct 16, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Most of us want to have a nice,colorful and good looking kitchen where we can cook our food comfortably. The page contains some important information about painting our color. Thanks for kind information.

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    Comment by Hamza@bathroom remodeling los angeles: Nov 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Thanks for these tips.You have explained the process of painting a kitchen in a wonderful way.Step by Step which is off course easier to do

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    Comment by Karen from Breville Smart Oven: Dec 2, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    Thanks Ashwin for this wonderful post. After reading this, I feel like I want to repaint my kitchen RIGHT NOW LOL. A good looking and colorful kitchen makes daily cooking a much more comfortable and enjoyable task!

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