Refinishing projects to home’s furniture could be a great idea for redecorating certain rooms, instead of spending multiple times more budget to purchase the new ones. Well, if you now wonder about what you can do with your dull kitchen, you would probably find a way as you are checking on the cabinets that are still good, yet requires some new touches.
Refinish kitchen cabinets is certainly a clever inspiration to adopt. You might have made a big investment by purchasing a set of high-quality kitchen cabinets at the first time you stepped into your new home. Hence, throwing them away may not be a really good idea if you only have a motivation of having new kitchen’s look.
You are going to replace and repaint, that is what you basically need to do while refinish kitchen cabinets. However, this project deals with a number of details that should be carefully understood. One clear step you have to do during the project is removing the cabinets’ hardware. This step is necessary for you will need to have those cabinets free from its attachments in order to apply new paint or modification to the hardware itself.
If you happen to reuse the hinges, pulls and some other complementary tools to your refinished cabinets, then you should consider marking them with number or other signs to indicate which holes or spots they should be reinstalled when the project’s almost done.
Apply Sanding and Clean
Before repainting the kitchen cabinets, sanding it using 150-grit sandpaper would smooth the cabinets’ surface and remove any left marks from the previous work. Yet, try to apply the sanding lightly, so that you would not damage the cabinets’ surface. Afterwards, make sure that you have cleaned up the dust produced by the sanding before them getting repainted.
Primer and Paint
This is probably the most crucial step on refinish kitchen cabinets projects. Cleverly pick up the right primer to apply. It is to say that you should consider applying tinted primer which match with the top coat. So, you will have to coat the primer at least once before applying the top coat. It would certainly save much money for the paint and primer cost.
Replace the Complementary Hardware
It is okay to replace the old ones with the new ones, but you are recommended to use similar hardware for your cabinets to avoid any difficult work. Use a drawer pull jig to help you get the measure of where to install the hardware.