Living Room Cabinet Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Kennett Square, PA
When you want to get your living room to look nicer, there are a lot of things that you can do — and painting your living room cabinets is but one of them.
However, you should know that there are things that you can do that will make your painting project take much longer than necessary and might even cost a lot more than it should — these are painting mistakes.
Let’s have a look at some living room cabinet painting mistakes to avoid when you want well painted living room cabinets.
1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
One thing that sometimes people will do when they’re painting their living room cabinet is to make use of the wrong kind of paint.
Though you might just think that there are no wrong paints, and to a certain extent this is true — but there are paints that are better for a painting project than others as it were.
Making use of a paint that is easier to clean (such as a glossy paint) will be a better idea than a flat paint (harder to clean) because the messes that can be made upon the surface of the cabinet will be that much more difficult to remove if you use a flat paint.
It’s also worth taking note of the fact that since you are painting an indoor surface you should make use of indoor and not outdoor paint, though this point is a bit more obvious for most.
2. Leaving The Hardware On
When you are painting your living room cabinet, you may want to look for ways to get the painting done as quickly as possible and so you’d think that just leaving the hardware on and trying to avoid the hardware while painting will work in your favor – this isn’t the case, however.
Instead, what will happen is that you’re going to spend so much time trying to avoid getting the paint on the hardware that you will ultimately not save any time in the process — and you might even spend more time because of having to clean the hardware, which might even make you have to take it off just to get it clean.
Even if you somehow are able to wrap the hardware with painter’s tape, the time that you will be spending applying that tape and then later removing it will be fairly significant — and you might end up missing part of the cabinets as a result of the tape.
By making the time to remove the hardware from your cabinet you not only will save time but you will find that you might even get inspired to want to find other hardware to replace the one that was on your cabinet and perhaps make it look that much better.
3. Leaving The Floor Unprotected
We all have a tendency to think that we can do things better than we actually can and in the case of painting living room cabinets, that might just translate to painting without getting paint on the floor.
However, what is most often the case is that the small drips from a paintbrush or even an accidental small drip from the paint tray is going to land on the floor without our noticing it and then that leads to a stain on the floor that is just about impossible to get off without a lot of work.
It’s much better when painting your cabinets to lay down a tarp or drop cloth nearby so that if paint should land, you don’t have to worry about wiping it off of the floor.
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