5 Kitchen Painting Tips Every Homeowner Can Follow
Planning on giving your kitchen a new paint job as part of a remodel? Painting a kitchen is easier as there are less surfaces as compared to a living room or a bedroom, but it has its challenges as well, most notably prepping and cleaning.
1st Choice Pro’s, a professional painting contractor in Plainville, CT has a multitude of experience painting kitchens. After multiple jobs completed throughout Connecticut, we have the expertise to advise on this topic.
Need some advice on how to paint your kitchen? Take a look at our kitchen painting tips below:
Measure Your Walls Before Painting Your Kitchen
First, you’ll need find out your kitchen wall’s square footage in order to find out just how much paint to buy. If it’s a remodel, then you’ll most likely be painting up a furnished room. New construction usually dictates an empty kitchen space.
Empty rooms should be calculated with square footage area, which you can get by multiplying wall height with wall length. You may use online calculators if you’re having a difficult time measuring up. Finished rooms are trickier, as they may be filled with appliances, cabinetry, flooring, etc. It’s best to assume an empty room and measure it as such. Otherwise, you’ll have to do a manual measurement.
Cleaning The Surface Of Your Kitchen Walls
Get a sponge with a scrub and green to scour the grease off the walls. You may also use a solution of TSP and warm water for the space around the counter, the oven and the stove. Use a damp cloth to wipe off the dust from the trim and baseboards, and do a quick vacuum to eliminate stray dust and cobwebs.
Lay Protective Covering Of Primer In Your Kitchen
Protect your flooring
, electrical outlets and other surfaces you don’t want to paint using plastic sheets or sticky tape. A canvas drop cloth will suffice for the kitchen flooring. When everything’s covered, it’s time to paint.
Painting Tool- Sprayer, Roller or Brush?
Different painting jobs will require different painting tools. For example, you can do a much faster job of painting your kitchen
by using paint sprayer or a roller for the walls if it’s an empty room, then using a precision brush for the door and window trim.
For finished rooms, you can get the roller on large wall areas while using the brush for small strips, found in cabinets and backsplash areas and in door and window trim.
Choosing between paint sprayer and roller will depend more on the painter’s preference. Remember that each tool has its own pros and cons, but they roughly take about the same time. Spraying may require more prepping time, while a roller works slowly. It’s really up to you.
The Right Kind Of Paint For Your Kitchen
Last but not the least, choosing your paint. It’s important to choose a color that’s aligned to eating and cooking. You’ll also have to think about the finish as well, which ranges from matte to glossy.
Semi-gloss and satin finishes are best for kitchen spaces, as they can be wiped quite easily while hiding minute imperfections on your kitchen surfaces.
Make sure to choose higher-quality paint than lower-end ones to get better value for your investment.
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