When you are ready to make changes to your kitchen or bathroom you can always go with a fresh coat of paint on the walls. It is a great way to add a fresh new level of color and cleanliness that makes the room look new again. If you want to take the kitchen or even the bathroom makeover to a whole new level you can refinish the wood cabinets. The color of the cabinets may be something that just was on the cabinets when you bought it and you never got around to refinishing them. It might be that they are out of the latest trend or you want to bring in a specific style to the room. The best way to do that is not to rip out the cabinets and start all over again but to refinish the ones you have. If they are in good shape and need minimal work this could really overhaul the room and let you branch out with your décor and style. Refinishing cabinets is not the faint of heart. It is a long and arduous task which is why it is best left to a professional.
L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc Lists Steps to Refinish the Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets in Your Home
Removing Cabinet Doors: After you have made the decision to refinish the cabinets whether in your kitchen or bathroom you will need to have a place to work. The work station should be large enough so that you can line the cabinet doors and have the ability to work on them. The first step is to go and remove the door from the cabinets. You can work in sections or try and do them all at the same time. Once they are off you need to take off the hardware including hinges and pulls. Keep them in a safe spot so you can replace them when the refinishing has been completed. You also want to clean out the cabinets that are hanging still so that when you work on them none of your personal belongings are damaged.
Sanding Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets: The next step in the process is simply sanding. Although it doesn’t seem like much it will take a lot of time and effort. You need to have the right tools for the job as well as time to get each and every surface prepped. You will have to sand down any clear finish, varnish, paint or stain that is already on the wood so that the new finish comes out the way you want it to. Be prepared for a mess when doing this especially if you are not experienced in sanding and don’t have the right equipment.
Paint or Stain Unfinished Cabinets: Now that the wood has been prepped properly you can apply the new stain or paint that you have chosen. The panels as well as the cabinets are going to need time to dry in between the layers of color. Then apply a finish coat to the wood and you are ready to reassemble.
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There are many DIY home improvement projects that are easy and rewarding for a homeowner to tackle however refinishing cabinets is not one of them! If you want a professional finish without streaks, drips and blemishes, contact a professional painting company. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc offers expert cabinet refinishing and much more. Contact us for a consultation today!