Common Mistakes You Can Make When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets may seem like an easy and affordable task that you can accomplish on your own.  However, if you don’t have the expertise, it’s not as easy and won’t be as affordable as you think. Overall, painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to bring your kitchen back to life but it must be done right!  For that reason, we encourage you to work with professionals.

There are many common mistakes you can make when painting kitchen cabinets. Our experts at Colorwheel Painting can tell you how our process reduces the margin of error.  We will help you attain the results you want.


Kitchen Cabinet Painting Gone Wrong

There are many ways the process of painting your kitchen cabinets can go wrong.  They usually start with not hiring professionals, over-zealous DIY ambition, or hiring the wrong painters for the job.   

Not allocating enough time: When it comes to painting your kitchen cabinets, each product has a specific drying time that must be carefully followed. If you rush your project, the paint, primers, or clear coats will not give you the results you want. You might ruin your cabinets, and mending mistakes can be more costly than you imagine…

Not cleaning the wood: You must properly clean all surfaces before you paint. You can’t over-rely on primer because it just won’t fix what a good cleaning will accomplish. Cleaning with grease removers will give you optimal results, as it should be thorough and especially concentrated near touch surfaces. 

Not removing or labeling doors and drawers: Removing hinges, knobs, doors, and drawers is crucial.  You won’t save time by painting over or around everything as-is.  Hardware will chip and show signs of wear very quickly, plus it’ll look very tacky if it’s the same color as the cabinets.  When you do remove everything to paint your cabinets, make sure to label each item to be able to put it back in place correctly.  This will save yourself from a complex puzzle when you’re done painting. 

Colorwheel Painting: Our Process Is Flawless

Our professional cabinet painters at Colorwheel Painting have over 100 years of collective experience. You can trust that we have been painting kitchen cabinets for many years and have gained the expertise to avoid all common mistakes when it comes to kitchen cabinet painting. Our work also has an unmatched warranty, covering you even if we do make a mistake.


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