Laundry Room Cabinet Painting Preparation in Franklin, MA
You may be aware of the fact that on occasion, you should paint your laundry room cabinets to get them looking nicer — or just to change up the look of the cabinets if you don’t like their current color.
However, what some people don’t realize is that the preparation for the painting project can sometimes be just as important as what you do while you are painting — and can make the difference between a painting project that goes well and one that goes less than well.
Let’s have a look at some tips for laundry room cabinet painting that will help make for a better painted cabinet.
1. Properly Measure Your Cabinets
An important thing that you’re going to need to do before you paint your cabinet is to measure the various spaces and surfaces that are going to be painted.
In getting measurements for your cabinets, you’re going to be able to figure out with some accuracy how much paint and primer you are going to need to purchase.
Having this information will help you to not purchase too much paint and primer — which might be just as bad as purchasing not enough.
Buying too little paint and primer means that you are going to have to go and find more of the same — which may not even be available for purchase, meaning you’d have to spend more time and money to get it.
2. Remove Hardware
Another key thing that you should do before you paint your laundry room cabinet is to remove the hardware — and there are a few reasons that this will help you through the course of the painting project.
One good reason for you to remove the hardware from your cabinets is that you’ll be able to consider getting other hardware for the cabinets — nothing wrong with changing up the look of your cabinets through new hardware.
However, you will also have an easier time painting your cabinets because you won’t have to make the time to protect the hardware carefully from the paint and primer that you are going to be applying to the cabinets.
The time that it takes for you to remove the hardware and later put it back on is considerably less than how much time you will have to take in painting the cabinets with the hardware still on.
3. Choose A Color Or Colors
You’re also going to want to make the time to choose a color or colors well before you start actually painting — by doing this, you will be able to better plan out the painting project.
What you should do ideally if you aren’t thinking about painting the cabinets the same color that they already are is to have a look around the room and see what color or colors are there and base your choice on that as well as your own tastes in color.
If you can get small paint samples, you’ll be able to see how the color or colors will look on the cabinets and go forward with it.
4. Lay Down Drop Cloth
Lastly (though there are other things you may want to do before you start painting) you certainly are going to want to put down some good quality drop cloth or even a tarp that is going to be paint resistant.
This is going to be helpful in making sure that you don’t get any paint on the floor — the key is that you have to use paint-resistant material or putting it down isn’t going to be too helpful.
Putting down such material will be much less time consuming than trying to clean paint off of your floor.
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.