THE DOS AND DON’TS OF DIY CABINET REFINISHING

When undergoing a kitchen renovation, it can be a pricey job. There are so many different components to consider. One way to save money on the project is to keep your original cabinets, and paint the surface. It can be a tricky job, but in the end will cost less than replacing them.

Here are some of the dos and don’ts of refinishing your cabinets, from New Look Cabinets and Interiors in Calgary.

Do sand the cabinets

Before putting a fresh coat of paint onto your cabinets, it’s important to sand them down. This will get rid of the old paint and the texture it left. That way, once the new coat of paint is applied, it will go on smoothly. When you hire professional cabinet refinishers like New Look Cabinets, you can be sure all prep work will be done thoroughly and professionally.

Don’t forget to clean the doors

Cleaning the doors before painting is another important beginning step. There can be dust, food, and other messes left behind on your cabinet doors. Give your cabinets a good scrub before painting and priming. This is all part of the prep work a cabinet refinishing company will take care of for you.

Do take the doors off when painting

A common mistake made when refinishing cabinets is to leave the doors on when painting. It may seem easier, but it can be problematic. It can cause the paint to run, and leave an uneven look. As well, it can be a challenge to get those hard-to-reach places if they are still hinged. Taking the doors off will give you a flat surface to paint on, and keep the look neat and clean.

New Look Cabinets will remove your doors and take them to their professional spray centre. Here they will be spray painted for a seamless finish, without leaving a mess in your kitchen!

Don’t rush the painting process

The phrase “watching paint dry” typically points to something boring. However, when painting cabinets, it is important to do just that: watch it dry. If you don’t wait long enough in between coats, the paint could build up in the grooves, creating build-up. Waiting in between coats will make sure the paint is spread evenly, and keep your cabinets looking great for years to come.

Cabinet Refinishing in Calgary

The team from New Look is the smart choice to complete your cabinet refinishing needs. They have extensive experience, professional equipment and a highly skilled team that can get the job done right. With the utmost in design and top quality service, your home will be the envy of your neighbors and friends for years to come.

For more information, contact New Look Cabinets and Interiors today!

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