Consider your tools required when getting cabinet painting services. If you are just painting your cabinets and have no experience with cabinets, a simple spray painter probably isn’t an option. Painting your cabinets is highly detailed work which requires careful, slow, and sometimes even slow going to ensure not to miss spots, clump, and miss any nooks and crannies that actually exist in your cabinets. You will need the right equipment, too, including a power washer, brushes, rags, and primer. When you hire a cabinet painting company, they should be able to provide these items, as well as a variety of other tools for the job, ranging from paint brushes to rollers and other supplies.
While you certainly can paint any cabinets you like, it will be best if you know what kind of finish is on them before you start. Some woods may have natural oils in them which will make them a bit trickier to paint and they may also have more difficult marks and stains to remove. Make sure you know ahead of time what the cabinets are like, so you know how to paint them to their best possible effect.
Once you’ve decided on the wood, the color of the wood, the thickness of the wood, the amount of stain you want, and the type of finish you want, the time to choose the color of paint is now! The color you choose for your cabinets will be the biggest determining factor in the overall look of your room. Your painting color should compliment the furniture, your wall colors, the carpeting, the other cabinets in the room, and even your windows. There are so many different types of paint, though, that it can be difficult to get the right colors for all your cabinets. Before you begin painting, ask the cabinet painting company you are hiring to help you decide which color you want, or at least help you in making the decision.
After you’ve decided on the color of paint you’ll use, the color you want, and what kind of finish you want, the next step is choosing the paint itself. Depending on your cabinet painting company, you may find your paint is available in pre-applied coats, but this depends largely on your own painting experience. You should be able to choose the paint with ease once you’ve already decided on the color and the finish. For the best results, you may even want to paint the cabinets yourself to give them a unique look.
If you don’t feel comfortable with a professional, you can always take a look around your house before you go about painting. You’ll probably be surprised at how much you’ll be able to do yourself, and you may even find that some of your cabinets look better in the paint than they did when you started. If you decide you would rather paint the cabinets yourself, check with the cabinet painting company for suggestions and instructions, but you will need to make sure you are clear on their recommended method of using the paint on the wood.
Hiring cabinet painting services can help you out with many things, but not painting your own cabinets can make a huge difference. They will offer you the tools and materials you’ll need, but the real secret to getting the right results is being prepared. If you aren’t careful, you can end up with cabinets that will look worse than when you started. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the finish, too, but don’t overdo it, either.