By justin. Cupboard. At Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 19:26:23 PM.
Preparation Is the Key to Painting Cupboards Successfully In thirty years of remodeling cabinets, Ive learned that preparation is one of the most important aspects of painting kitchen or bathroom cupboards. In this article, we will explore a few of the things that can really make a difference in how the painting project will look when it is all done. IMPORTANT: DO NOT RUSH through this renovation. Allowing plenty of time to do it right is essential to the success of having your kitchen or bathroom cupboards look new again. Cleaning the Cupboards Mix a solution of Dawn dish washing detergent and water to wash your cupboards with. The areas around the stove and hood should be gone over several times to ensure that all of the grease buildup is removed. If you are preparing Formica surfaces, you can use lacquer thinner on them to remove grease build-up. Using Wood Putty and Caulking You are going to have to remove the cabinet doors and you should replace all of the hinges, handles or knobs while renovating the cupboards. This is probably going to leave a few holes that will need to be filled with wood filler. You should sand the areas down before placing the filler in the holes and allow sufficient time for it to completely dry. Use the wood filler on every crack and crevice that you can find. You should also caulk around all areas where the cupboards meet the walls, ceiling and floors. Be sure to wipe the access caulking off really well with a damp rag. You only want to fill the void areas. If it is necessary to rinse the rag out a few times because of all of the caulking thats OK. Just get it all off of the cupboards, walls, floor and ceiling. Sanding the Cabinets Once the wood putty is thoroughly dry, sand those areas first so that they are nice and flush. If you need to add more filler, DO NOT omit this step. Every inch of the cupboards should be sanded that will be painted. There is an optional product that can be used here, but you must check with your local paint supply company to ensure that it will work with the materials that your cupboards are made of. You can apply a liquid deglosser that will work almost as good as sanding the cupboards. Granted, you will still need to use sandpaper for the places you applied the putty to. Repeating the Process Once you have cleaned the cupboards, filled all of the blemishes and thoroughly sanded them, repeat all of these steps again. This is known as going over them with a fine-toothed comb. Trust me, this is what makes the difference between the do-it-yourself look or obtaining professional results. Applying the First Coat of Primer Painting the cupboards with a thin coat of primer is the next step. Allow the paint to completely dry. Fill any blemishes with filler and sand them out again. Repeat this process of applying the paint primer, filling flaws and sanding them out until the cupboards are literally "spotless." Now the process of painting the finish coats on the cupboards can begin. Its important to realize that the final coats of paint will only look as good as the surface is underneath. If theres a run, dip, depression or scratch anywhere in the primers surface, the exact same flaw will be seen when the finish coats of paint are applied to the cabinetry.
The Reinvention of Kitchen Cupboards Home buying involves many choices. People could make a decision on a house because of one option or choice, but more often than not, it is determined by several factors. Most choices come down to a house being well designed and fitting a families needs. From this an individual or family will expect the house or "investment" to grow in value over time. Some elements of the house are a bonus. Yes a well designed house makes the choice easier, but then with this choice will come other features that are nice additions. Smaller features of a house are not the deciding factor of home buying, but often help with the decision. One of these smaller features that could go along way is the kitchen cupboards or in other words the kitchen cabinets. Cabinets are not the first thing you think about when entering a house, but once you get to the kitchen, this feature becomes a noticeable and important attribute. A kitchen cupboard is an old term that has slowly transformed over the last half century. Many homes built before the nineteen fifties had the traditional kitchen cupboards. These cabinets were large solid wood fixtures that were often custom built for each individual house. The kitchen cupboard has transformed over the years and has become smaller in size. Of course this transformation has already started to go in a cycle and the traditional kitchen cupboard, once out of date, is showing up again. The housing boom in the nineteen fifties, largely brought on by the prosperity after the war caused a large demand for new housing. Tract housing developments called for new ideas for the kitchen. Traditional kitchen cupboards were no longer practical; instead, smaller, sleeker cabinets were needed to fit into these new houses. Houses were smaller and a large kitchen now became obsolete, so the kitchen cupboard was now substituted with the modern kitchen cabinet. For the next forty to fifty years these cabinets were the dominate feature in the kitchen. Of course there are always exceptions, but for the most part, the kitchen cupboard was downsized in height and width, made less appealing, and mostly was there for usage not design. Fortunately the cycle of design has changed and kitchen cabinets have come full circle. There are more choices today and actually a style of the kitchen cupboard is back in fashion. Large pantry cabinets have come back into a house and from this the renaissance of the kitchen has begun. Another sign of a "throw back" kitchen is the return of the taller kitchen cabinet. Most cabinets are around thirty inches high; however a forty two inch kitchen cabinet or kitchen cupboard had now become an option. Of course if youre going to buy these larger (forty two inch) kitchen cupboards, you will need a higher ceiling, but if you have that higher ceiling, these kitchen cabinets fill the space nicely. The kitchen cupboard has come a long way. Once a piece of furniture, it was then reduced to a no-frills, practical use, but now it has made its way into the kitchen as a furnishing with style.
Kitchen Cupboard Doors - Choosing the Look and Feel of Your Kitchen There are a wide variety of kitchen cupboard doors. From fine oak to maple wood, they are perfect for new homes and kitchens. With a vast repertoire of styles, their design features are of the highest quality. Several doors are available in traditional formats. These usually are richer in color and a bit bulkier. Contemporary doors are more streamlined, offering exquisite taste and texture. Although prices do range, you can pick up a nice set at an affordable price. This depends on the volume of doors needed, as well as special sales and promotions. At times, a vendor may even throw in a free door if multi units are ordered. The doors must also match the decor of the kitchen. From lighting to wallpaper, they are an integral part of the kitchen and highly visible. From new homes to remodeling, kitchen cupboard doors are very important. Since most of the meals are prepared in the kitchen, the doors must be convenient. This will enable products to be easily stored and removed for use. A door that is hard to open can be a problem. You will need a door that is fully functional and visually stunning. From lovely wooden grains to dazzling finishes, these doors are a key factor in any kitchen. You should, however, rely on the professionals to install these components. If you install the doors incorrectly, they can seriously damage the base and trim. There are a variety of on-line manuals that specialize in cupboard door installation. In addition, you would want doors that are resistant to moisture and cooking elements. Kitchen cupboard doors are available everywhere. From home appliance stores to furniture outlets, they are showcased in several kitchen settings. This is to help the customer visualize how it might look in their home. With so many different sizes, styles, and colors, it can be difficult to select the proper set. While most look for recommendations, others bring in photos of their kitchen. This offers the perfect way to mix and match sets, while comparing color schemes and durability. Its also a great way to sample cupboard door sets before making a purchase. You should, however, make sure the doors are brand new and not refurbished. If you are looking for used doors, then recycled materials are sure to be used. A certificate of authenticity is usually added with each new set. This is to ensure the buyer that the set is brand new and recently manufactured. The addition of kitchen cupboard doors is highly essential. Without them, your cabinets will appear bland an unattractive. With so many to choose from, you are sure to find a set that is suitable to your kitchen. From home improvement shows to publications, you can see what doors that experts recommend. This is a great way to ensure you are getting the most value. While most doors are made of wood, other doors consist of different materials. There are glass ensembles, aluminum designs, and even traditional brass pieces. No matter your taste, selecting the perfect set will beautify your kitchen in several ways.