Published at Monday, January 30th 2017, 23:52:23 PM by kirby. Cupboard. 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.
Published at Tuesday, April 04th 2017, 18:58:23 PM. Cupboard By justin. Keep Your Kitchen Cupboards Hygienically Clean! We spend so much time each day in our kitchens; therefore it is vitally important that your kitchen provides you with a happy-place feeling. How many times dont we end up spending a whole evening around the kitchen table? Whether it be reminiscing about our days with our family, or a game of poker with our friends, the kitchen often ends up being the living room. Kitchen hygiene is obviously very important. With frequent use, spills and food preparations, kitchens can show wear faster than they need to. So after youve scrubbed the sink and mopped the floor, your kitchen is clean, right? Wrong! Kitchen cupboards form a large part of your kitchen and should always be kept squeaky clean! There are great products on the market for cleaning your kitchen cupboards, but we all know that that is just a temporary solution. The grease, oil and fingerprints seem to reappear almost immediately. And lets face it; we cannot spend the whole day cleaning our kitchen cupboards (as that would interfere with our family /fun time around the kitchen table!). Invest in a kitchen cupboard restorer! We all know that certain shampoos and polish prevent dust from settling on our cars, and we even spray products on our bathroom windows to prevent them from steaming up... so why not give our kitchen cupboards the same respect? Most of these restorers wont cost you and arm and a leg and you will soon find that fingerprints, grease and oil will not take away your kitchens shine! When cleaning your kitchen cupboards on the inside, it is important to use a slightly damp, not soaking wet, sponge or cloth to wipe the surfaces. Then use a soft, dry cloth to make sure that there is no water left on the cupboard surfaces. This would end up warping the wood and leave the cupboard with a stuffy odor. If you have wooden kitchen cupboard, it is essential to treat the surfaces on a regular basis. Personal hygiene goes hand-in-hand with kitchen hygiene. Germs and bacteria hide on most surfaces that are touched, therefore washing your hands often is very important. Wipe up spills immediately after they occur - removing everyday spills and drips will prevent food and drink from staining your kitchen surfaces and is a good first step for a hygienic kitchen. A red wine spill poses no problem when wiped up immediately, but that same spill can leave a permanent stain if left for a couple of days. Clean your kitchen appliances and cupboards often! Also keep in mind that a lot of food products have expiry dates. Do not leave such products in your kitchen cupboards indefinitely! This is a sure way to attract all kinds of unwanted visitors - do not allow your kitchen cupboard to become a breeding ground for flying and crawling bugs! By following these simple tips, youll be able to spend many happy hours in your kitchen and be happy in the knowledge that your kitchen is a safe and hygienic place for family and friends to visit.
Published at Tuesday, April 04th 2017, 17:34:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. Painting Kitchen Cupboards With Formica Doors One of the fastest ways to brighten up the most used room in the home is by painting the kitchen area. For years people who buy and flip homes have remodeled cupboards on the fly by applying a new coat of paint to them. When done correctly, this can be a great way upgrade the look of things. You may want to consider replacing your existing flat doors with raised panel ones. I would recommend that you find a cabinet manufacturer in your area to order them from. It would be a good idea to consider having them install the new ones because there are a few tricky things involved in the process. Tools & Materials Needed -Putty Knife -Drop Cloths -Airless Industrial Paint Sprayer (obtained from a rent-all business) -Paint Designed to Adhere to Formica Surfaces (primer & topcoat) -220 Grit Sand Paper -Wood Filler -Masking Tape -Paint Brushes and Roller -Phillips Screwdriver -Plenty of Rags -Paint Respirator Mask Be sure to set aside plenty of time to complete the project without being rushed. The more time you spend in the preparation process-the better your Formica kitchen cabinets will look when you have finished painting the cupboards. Steps for Repainting Formica Kitchen Cabinets and Doors 1. Put the drop cloths in place. Remove all of the hardware (handles or Knobs) from the cupboard doors. 2. Take the doors off of the cabinets. If you have European hinges, you may NOT even need the Phillips screwdriver for this step. Check to see if there is a release tab on the backside of the hinge. If so, pull up on the tab and the hinge should release from the mounting plate. 3. Remove the hinges from the doors. 4. Clean all surfaces with a mild solution of soap and water that are going to be painted. Thoroughly dry off all of the areas that you have washed. 5. Fill all holes that you intend to eliminate and chipped areas with the wood filler. Allow the filler to completely dry before sanding. 6. Lightly sand all of the surfaces of the cupboard door and cabinets with the 220 sandpaper that will be painted. Wipe all of the dust off of the cabinets and doors. 7. Set up an area where you can spray the primer on the backside of the cupboard doors, preferable outside. Give them one mild coat of primer. 8. While the back of the doors are drying, apply primer to the Formica cabinets using the roller and brush. When you are finished, the doors should be ready for a second coat of primer. 9. Repeat the process of painting the kitchen cupboards and doors with the primer until all areas have had two coats applied. Once the primer is completely dry, you may lightly sand all areas where ever necessary. 10. Paint two finish coats on the cupboards and the doors. 11. Hang the doors on the cabinets and insert the drawers back into their proper locations. 12. Install the old or new handles/knobs on the cabinet doors. It is advisable to not clean the kitchen cupboards for at least four days to allow plenty of time for the paint to completely cure. Our company has used a product called Cabinet Rescue for painting plastic laminate cabinets on many occasions. As previously mentioned, just check with your local hardware store professionals to find a product that is designed for refinishing Formica cupboard surfaces.
Published at Tuesday, April 04th 2017, 16:14:23 PM. Cupboard By justin. Three Popular Types of Pine Wood Cupboards Pine wood is known to be one of the best materials to make wooden furniture with, because it is strong and durable. Pine trees can be found all over the world, and they can even grow well in tropical areas. The wood can be used to make many types of wardrobes and cupboards, among other things. Because of its great features, pine wood cupboards have become a popular piece of furnishings. Some people are even willing to spend huge amounts of money on buying them. When remodeling or decorating your home, it is a good idea to replace your old cupboard with a pine wood cupboard. This piece of furniture will add a classic, elegant touch to your home. You can choose from 3 popular types of pine wood cupboards widely available in the market. 1. Pine Kitchen Cabinet This cabinet set is used to store fragile dinnerware such as plates, glasses or bowls, other kitchen equipments, as well as foodstuffs in the kitchen. It usually comes with many drawers and shelves, to keep things organized. You can even have a special compartment for knives and other sharp tools. This feature is especially useful for households with young children. Usually small children love to run around in the kitchen and play with cooking utensils. But with this cabinet, you can store knives safely, where your children wont be able reach them. 2. Pine Corner Cupboard If your house is small and you dont have room for large furnishings, this cupboard would be an ideal choice for you. It can be placed in the bedroom, bathroom or even in the family room. It can be used as a decoration as well. You can display your antique collection, figurines, and other things in the cupboard. 3. Antique Pine Cupboard These classic cupboards are usually made with 100% pine wood and they are usually sold at extremely expensive price. The price also depends on the size and condition of the cupboard. The historical value of this type of furniture makes it a collectors item. Those are the most common types of pine wood cupboards that you can find in the market easily. Each cupboard has its own features and you only need to select one that suits your needs. Nowadays, pine wood cupboards come in various attractive designs. You can find vendors and more information regarding this unique piece of furniture on the internet.
Published at Tuesday, April 04th 2017, 16:13:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. Mesmerizing Kitchen Cupboards and Appliances Every individual desires to bring some change in their life at some point. Similarly, just replacing those old kitchen appliances with new and mesmerizing kitchen cupboards and appliances can give a whole new look to your kitchen. Over the different designs of kitchen, appliances have come up in the market, so you can look for buying one of them. You may perceive that changing the look of the kitchen without spending much is a myth, but this can be true provided you invest your money judiciously on those things, which are essential for your kitchen such as kitchen cupboards and appliances. The appliances available in the market have different features. They have technology, design, décor or all in one. Advancement of technology has led to the advent of eco-friendly, efficient and elegant appliances that possess potential of uplifting the mood of your kitchen. Appliance manufacturers are launching different designs of appliances that can suit the requirements of the people from different strata of society. In recent times, kitchen appliances have become a necessity in every household. World is getting fast-paced and everyone desires to finish tasks quickly and thus, appliance manufacturers give due importance on this aspect. For instance, no one desires to waste their time on washing dishes, so dishwashers are an alternative for them. These dishwashers have special features such as steam cleaning and smart sensors for determining the dirt on the dish. Picking the Best Kitchen Cupboards: Kitchen without cupboards seems empty, so if you do not one possess one or have an old cupboard, then it is high time to purchase a cupboard. You may find it overwhelming seeing the options available for kitchen cupboards, but it is not at all an easy task. Therefore, you need to make the decision carefully, because this is the only way out to get the best kitchen cupboard. Initially, you need to determine your budget, because this is the most important thing for purchasing anything. If you think that you can spend a whole lot of money for the purchase of the cupboard, then you can go for high-end cabinets. Avoid those cabinets, which you cannot afford. Another important aspect is the design and feel of the cupboard you desire to have in your kitchen. This may assist you in the selection of colors and types of cabinets. If you desire to buy a contemporary design, then you need to look for the stores that deal in contemporary kitchen cupboards. If you desire to have a bold look for kitchen, then go for quirky cabinets. There are pre-designed cabinets available in the market, so you just need to order the color and size. It is essential for you to choose the type of material, because the material type determines the life of the cabinet. If you want to add life in your kitchen, then it is advisable to go for authentic cabinets designs.
Published at Tuesday, April 04th 2017, 15:09:23 PM. Cupboard By justin. Kitchen Cupboard Buying Tips I think it is safe to say that it is common knowledge that a kitchen cupboard can serve different purposes, depending on the kitchen where it is used. This is the first thing that you need to take into account when going out to buy one, or more for yourself. Generally, people look for a pleasant design in these items. A kitchen cupboard can come in a wide variety of styles and designs. The cost will also range depending on the style and the material that the cupboard will feature. It is very important that the design of the kitchen cupboard will go well with the décor of your kitchen. The majority of people prefer kitchen cupboard that are flexible in both functionality and design. People now prefer kitchen cupboards that feature quality wood materials. If youre choosing to go with this design, then it is best that you choose a cupboard that features more exotic wood materials since it offers the best look. Durability shouldnt be ignored, thus it is recommended that you get a kitchen cabinet which features stainless steel edges. Be sure to lay out all of your necessities before actually purchasing or designing one! Once you know what you need, be sure to pick a kitchen cupboard that will fulfill these needs. The best strategy is to make a small list with all the things that you will be using it for, things such as wine storage or utensil storage. Such a list will be of great help when going out to buy the right kitchen cabinet for you. A great cupboard will add a lot to the functionality of your kitchen by helping you keep things more organized and be more productive. A good cupboard will provide all of these things no matter the size of your kitchen! Keep in mind that deciding on the kitchen cupboard that you wish to purchase will be yours only and you need to put some thought into it if you want to ensure that you will buy a quality and useful product. If youre not sure about which design to go for, then you should consider buying something that goes well with the existing décor. A pleasant look is also important and you should make sure that your kitchen looks right. There are a lot of styles that you can go for, then main ones being modern, classic and contemporary.
Published at Tuesday, April 04th 2017, 13:59:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. Ways to Come Up With a Versatile, Stunning And Functional Kitchen Cupboard The hardest part of remodeling a kitchen is the assembly of the kitchen cupboards since it will largely depend on the amount of space you have intended for you cabinetry as well as the positioning to ensure that every available space is maximized. You can also purchase the ready to assemble kitchen cupboards. All you need to have is a screwdriver plus they are very inexpensive. Since you can install it yourself, you save money on installation and labor costs. Updating your kitchen doesnt have to be an enormous task. It takes careful planning before you set out to buy the furnishings you wanted to install in your kitchen. It pays to know and decide on what you want and what you need. You must also have a layout to ensure that everything is done perfectly and your new kitchen provides you and your family the functionality that you are looking for. While most homeowners are willing to work and try to do some beautification projects at home, it would seem that they will never trust themselves when it comes to kitchen remodeling. Indeed, it takes a well experienced cabinet maker to be able to come up with versatile, stunning and functional kitchen cabinets. Sooner or later, every homeowner will be faced with a kitchen makeover tasks. Replacing and buying new cupboards can be quite expensive. If you think that you are out of budget, why not consider refacing your old cabinets to make it look like new? Check and ensure that they are still in good condition. Door fronts, hinges and drawers are available in most home improvement stores. Check all the parts that needs to be replaced and of course the paint. You will be surprised at how it can change the look of your kitchen by just redoing the paint and by choosing the color carefully. Painting your old cupboard is indeed, the cheapest as well as the fastest solution. Thats how easy it is to make your kitchen cupboards look like new. After your kitchen cupboards makeover here are some tips on how to give your cupboards a little TLC: • If you will utilize the cupboards for storing foodstuff, choose to have it installed in an area which is not too close to a source of heat or where the temperature gets very warm. It is best to store canned goods and other grocery items in a cool, well ventilated area. You also have to make sure that it is always dry, dark and cool so that packaged and canned goods will not deteriorate fast. • Never overfill or overload your cupboards with too much stuff. If you are the type who loves to stock on a lot of food, always place the old ones in front so itll be used first before the new batch. It is important to note the expiration date because if there is some kind of infestation, chances are you would have to throw away everything. That is why, it is also beneficial that you check the cupboards every two weeks and clean regularly.
Published at Tuesday, April 04th 2017, 12:48:23 PM. Cupboard By tommy. Bathroom Design: Why You Should Incorporate Soft Close Draws and Cupboards in Your New Bathroom Soft close cupboard doors and soft close cabinet draws are two innovative and new products that can be incorporated into your bathroom design. They both are inexpensive design products, yet they have the look and feel of top end high priced products for your bathroom project. There is no need to purchase an entire new set of cupboards for your bathroom, as the soft close cupboard doors and soft close draws go right over our existing bathroom features. This is why they are less than remodeling and a whole lot easier as well. You dont need any fancy hinges, screws, or draw slides either as these products come with all you will need to spruce up your bathroom design. They are quick and simple to install and only take a few minutes and come with the complete and easy directions for your convenience. The soft close draw and soft close cupboard doors have been fully tested and are proven to be durable, so will last for years to come. These look great in your bathroom and keep your cupboards and drawers from slamming shut. No more pinched fingers or noisy problems. It also makes for less damage to your cupboards too. The Soft close draws will fit onto just about any brand of cupboard whether they are frame or frameless styles and fit right onto your old hinge in the upper section of the corner and attach instantly and smoothly in seconds. They are rated to uphold for more than 40,000 openings and closings, so you know they are going to last and last. They also have a lifetime guarantee as well, so you can feel good about adding them to your bathroom design project. When you start your bathroom design project, you need to order one soft draw pull for each drawer that is 22 inches or less and two for every one that is more than 22 inches. Thats all that is needed to make your old drawers as good as new and make them shut more smoothly and more quietly too. As for the soft close cupboard doors, you just need one for each door, so just count the number of doors and drawers in your bathroom cupboard and you are good to go for your next order. If you are unsure of how to install them, you can even watch videos online that will give you a step by step showing of how to put both products on in your bathroom. So, no matter if you merely are doing something to bet a bit of an updated look and feel in your bathroom or you are concerned about your children pinching their fingers or you just want a drawer or door that shuts more quietly, these great products are made to do the job for you with no trouble at all and not a great expense to your wallet either. So, be sure to order some of these soft close cupboard doors and soft close cabinet draws today to complete your next bathroom design product. Design Time Nottingham, the specialist for fitting Bathrooms Nottingham Design Time Nottingham, why not check out our Virtual Tour on our Google+ page Nottingham Kitchens