Kitchen Painting Preparation Tricks To Learn In Kennett Square, PA
There are few rooms in your home that are used quite as often as your kitchen, though for some people it’s barely used at all.
Nevertheless, it’s an important room in the house and if you want it to look good you should periodically paint it — and that means that you need to prepare for the paintwork that will come — not doing so is setting yourself up for a failed painting project or one that will cost more than necessary.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at kitchen painting preparation tricks to learn for a better painted kitchen.
1. Clean The Kitchen
One of the most important things you’re going to be able to do when you’re preparing to paint your kitchen is involved with the cleaning of it.
In any given painting project that takes place indoors, you have to be concerned with the status of the surface that you’re going to be painting as well as the surrounding areas — if you have a bunch of clutter on the floors nearby where you paint, you will have a harder time painting.
Moreover, a dirty surface will mean that you will end up with kitchen walls that look like dirty walls with paint applied to them — and that’s not the best look for your kitchen in any case.
2. Repair Damage
As much good as a painting project will do for your kitchen, there’s simply no amount of primer and paint that will help to heal the damage that has been done to your walls, whether in the form of small holes from previously hung paintings or otherwise.
You’re going to have to have a good look at your walls and see where there are any such holes and find the appropriate methods to repair them — there are some fine repair kits out there, but of course, in some cases the entire sections of the wall need to be replaced (which may necessitate making use of professionals!)
Once you have gotten all of the dings and holes in the surface taken care of, you will be that much closer to being able to paint the kitchen.
3. Measure The Surfaces To Be Painted
One of the most important aspects of any painting project will come in the form of getting the paint and primer for the painting project and you should get the right amount — too little and you will run out, making you need to go back out and get some more (if you can even find the right color at the right price!)
By first measuring the surfaces that you’re going to be painting, you will ensure that you have the right amount of paint and primer as you’ll be able to take those measurements and translate them into quantities of paint and primer to purchase.
You’ll also be able to figure out how long it’s going to take you to apply paint and primer in your kitchen, which is quite helpful to get you to make a good schedule for yourself — which you’ll need since the kitchen will be basically out of commission while you are painting it and you want to minimize that time!
4. Choose Color(s) To Use
Lastly (though there are a few other tips that we may need to revisit in a future article) you should make sure that before you start painting, you have a good idea of what color or colors you are going to use.
The best way to do this is to first do a basic analysis of the colors in the room, and then think about what color or colors would go well with those colors.
From there you should get samples of your top choices and you can apply the samples to the walls to compare how they look in actuality.
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