7 Tips and Tricks for Painting a Kitchen
When it comes to residential painting, the kitchen is different from other parts of the house like the living room or the bedroom in a number of ways. Because the wall space that you’ll be dealing with is limited the canvas of the kitchen is more forgiving than those of the other rooms. However, the difficulty comes in the preparation process. The preparation and cleaning work in the kitchen is more demanding for the kitchen than all the other parts of the house. However, with the following tips and tricks, the whole process will be relatively easier:
1. Choosing the Kitchen Paint Colours
There’s a lot of wisdom necessary for you to be able to choose the right kitchen paint colours because a lot of time is spent in the kitchen by most people. Hence, there’s a need for you to be extra careful. The best colours of paint for the kitchen should align with the idea of eating and food and should a high visual impact. A colour like blue should never be used in the kitchen according to experts because it dulls appetite.
2. Choosing the Right Paint Finish
Just like you’d think of a spectrum of colours on the paint fan, think of the kitchen paint finishes. The only difference is that in this case, the spectrum is gradations of glossiness and not colours. Matte should be at one end and glossy is on the other. Semi-gloss and satin are in the middle of the spectrum and are considered to be the best for the kitchen. They’re glossy enough to allow for wiping down but also flat and can hide imperfections that may be on the surface.
3. Sizing Up the Kitchen Wall
To be able to have an idea of how much pain to buy, it’s vital to figure out the wall’s square footage. There are two kinds of kitchens that you’ll be painting, and one will need more paint than the other. Either your kitchen is an empty one or it’s a finished one. The former lacks everything except the drywall and the latter is fully stocked with appliances, cabinets and flooring, just to mention a few things.
4. Clean the Surfaces that can be Painted
Except in the case of empty kitchen rooms with drywall that’s fresh, kitchen walls will normally need a lot of cleaning before they can be painted. With a damp cloth and vacuum, remove cobwebs and dust from the baseboard surfaces and other such trim.
5. Tools to Use
If your kitchen is an empty room, you may use either a paint sprayer or a roller on the walls. For the windows and door trims, paint with a brush. On the other hand, a finished room will need you to use a roller on the wall’s large expanses and for the little strips, use a brush. The finished rooms will also need a brush for door and window trim.
6. Masking and Covering
For an empty kitchen room without a finished floor, no work should be done in terms of covering and masking. Paints that drip on the floor will be covered up later. However, for the finished kitchen rooms, use a masking tape to trim ahead of painting. A canvas drop cloth should be laid on the floor.
7. Actual Painting
Once all the above things are taken care of, the process of painting the kitchen becomes really easy. Applying the paint only requires the basic painting skills that most people already have at this point.
With these tips and tricks at your disposal, you’ll surely be able to carry out your residential painting without any difficulties. There’s no need for specialized skills that you’ll need training for.