Basement Cabinet Painting With Less Mess In Franklin, MA
Your basement cabinets may not be seen by a lot of people, but this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t look nice — and part of making them look nice is to properly paint them on occasion.
However, the process of painting these cabinets can at times be a bit on the messy side, but there are things you can do to avoid making such a mess — and that is exactly what we are going to discuss today.
Let’s have a look at some tips for making sure you get your basement cabinet painting done with less mess.
1. Plan Out The Project
One thing that can really make the difference between a painting project that is a bit on the messier side and one that is not is how well it is planned out.
This is because of the extent of how much there is to be done during any given interior painting project, even one involving cabinets in your basement.
By planning out the project you will know how much there is to be painted, how much primer and paint you will need, and the time frame for painting — knowing this will help you avoid rushing through it, which is a primary cause for messes.
2. Removing Sanding Dust
You may be aware of the extent to which it can make a difference when you sand surfaces that are going to be painted and how much smoother it makes these surfaces.
However, what you may not know is that this important part of the painting project is also one that can make for a mess if you don’t clean up the sanding dust that is made while doing so.
The best thing that you can do to avoid having this sanding dust in your paintwork is to properly clean it off and then wait for your surfaces to dry.
Doing this will ensure that your cabinets are not only smooth and ready for primer but that you won’t have any painting issues later on.
3. Paint From A Painting Tray
Though you might think that painting directly from a paint bucket would be easier and more convenient than painting from a painting tray, all you’re doing is setting yourself up for a messier painting project.
Painting from a painting tray is a lot more likely to get you to avoid spilling paint while you are painting, and you are also more likely to apply the paint properly to the paintbrush and roller if you make use of a painting tray.
Of course, you still have to take care not to rush around the area where you are painting to not spill the paint.
4. Remove Cabinet Hardware
A fairly simple way that you can avoid making a mess while you are painting your cabinets is to remove the hardware associated with the cabinets.
This generally will include the pulls on the cabinet doors and drawers — for they will get in the way of your smooth brush and roller movements.
It is of course possible to leave the hardware on while you are painting but then you are going to have to take the time to protect the hardware with painting tape, and what this will possibly do is block off some of the surface areas that you mean to paint, leaving it not properly painted.
It’s a lot better to entirely remove the hardware before you paint, which will also give you an opportunity to assess the doors and drawers and see if you might just want to replace the hardware with other hardware that could possibly look better on your cabinets.
Power Painting Plus specializes in Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, and Cabinet Refinishing. We look forward to helping you with your home renovations in Franklin, MA. Contact us by calling (508) 784-1800.
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