Give your cabinets a good coat of paint

A change is as good as a holiday, and in the same way that a new wardrobe or hairstyle can work wonders for you, a makeover can work wonders for your property. Cabinet painters Calgary can transform you space from dull and drab to fun and fab. So, bust out your brushes and rollers and give you kitchen cabinets a fresh new look.

Here are a few great tips to ensure that your cabinet painting makeover is a success and makes your home the envy of the neighborhood.

  • Timing is essential

The best time to paint is when the weather is warm and dry. Humidity and paint don’t mix well, and it slows the drying process. If you do paint when it is damp, you need to factor in extra time for the paint to dry properly before you can add the next coat.

  • Preparation is key

Before you start painting, clean your cabinets with soapy water to remove any grease and dust. Lightly sand off flaking or peeling paint before you apply primer. Read >> 3 ways to paint cabinets

  • Use the best tools for the job

Buy the best quality rollers and paint brushes that you can afford, especially if you are using expensive paint. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on paint and then not apply it correctly. High-quality brushes and rollers give excellent coverage and reduce the need for reapplication.

  • Protect your property

Cover the floors, counter tops and furniture with good quality drop cloths. Doing this properly before you start painting will make your clean-up much quicker and easier. Use small sandwich bags secured with tape to protect cabinet door and draw knobs.

  • Paint from the top down

Use your roller to apply paint from the ceiling downward. This enables you to paint over any drips as you move down the wall. Once an area starts to dry do not be tempted to paint over it because this can leave marks and streaks in the paint’s surface.

Before you tackle Calgary cabinet painting, contact your local Calgary paint specialist for advice.

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