By steven. Cupboard. At Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 12:26:23 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.
Kitchen Cupboards: Cupboards That Are Easy to Work With We rely so much on our kitchen cupboards for storing different items that we dont need everyday. These cabinets arent opened frequently like a curio cupboard. Other types of cupboards are far more efficient, functional and at the same time very attractive. If you are tired of your old style cupboards the good news is, there are tons of ideas and ways to give your old cabinet a new life. There are numerous manufacturers and dealers of kitchen cabinets that keep the pulse on every style in kitchen cabinetry. Whether you own a sleek loft apartment or a Mediterranean inspired villa, an under cabinet wine glass rack is perfect. Installing them would give a fresh new life to your kitchen or kitchen bar. Keep your wine glasses smoothly and creatively organized and flaunt your lovely collection of wine glasses. Martini glasses are becoming popular again and you can find a lot of contemporary glasses for martini to add to your collection. They are perfect, too if you have a color theme for you kitchen since new martini glasses are now splashed with colors. Some of them are given artful designs by talented glassware artisans. Today, martini glasses are not only used to enjoy fresh and cold drinks, they are now available in different styles and sizes and are widely use for decoration. Martini glasses are part of a large group of cocktail glasses. The shape of these glasses is functional. Cocktail glasses are also called stemware. Wine connoisseurs say that the stems keep your drink cold as it allows you to hold the glass without warming its contents with your hands. Martini glasses are distinguished from other cocktail glasses by their conical shape that functions to keep ingredients from separating. If you love hosting parties for friends and family, you will definitely love the idea of installing under cabinet wine glass rack so you can take your wine glasses for them to see beautifully organized and always ready to use. Every type of drink requires a different type of glass. So, if you want to entertain and use the correct drink etiquette have a display of different selection of glasses for your cupboard or china cabinet. You can also hang water glasses or goblets and other types of glasses that you will mostly need frequently. So, when you are looking to upgrade your cupboards in your kitchen ensure that you decide on its functionality before considering having one with a distinctive design. Make sure it is not only creative but flexible as well. Make a list of what you intend to do with it: would it be for storing wines, cutleries, utensils, etc. The cupboard should be designed in such a way that it meets your and your familys needs. By getting a good and well thought of cupboard, you will be able to get organized effortlessly in the kitchen regardless of how small the area may be. You can choose from a wide range of functional kitchen cupboards with many compartments and drawers as well as storage of different materials made easier.
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.