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Step 1: Clean your kitchen furniture before repainting
Cleaning is a key step for a successful painting
To revamp your furniture, painting is an option accessible to all and inexpensive. It is however imperative not to neglect certain stages, starting with the preparatory phase. Indeed, this first cleaning will prevent irregularities during the application of paint. First, remove any troublesome items such as handles or various decorations. Then using a clean cloth and a little white vinegar or acetone,clean and degrease scrupulously the surfaces to be repainted. The more precise the cleaning, the cleaner and flawless the final rendering!
Step 2: Prepare your kitchen furniture before repainting it
Once cleaned, you will need to prepare your furniture so that the future paint will adhere properly. This preparation phase depends on the base material of your furniture. For the wooden and waxed furniture , sand them carefully and remove all varnish or wax residue before applying the paint. Be careful not to force too much on the sanding phase, it could end up distorting their surface and making it irregular. Take this opportunity to fill in any holes or even repair cracks or snags. To do this, apply wood glue to the areas to be repaired with a spatula, allow to dry and then gently sand the excess. Once the surface is flat, apply the undercoat. For the melamine furniture, sanding is not necessary! However, you will need to apply an undercoat, essential so that the paint adheres correctly to the furniture.
Step 3: Choose the right paint for the kitchen
Color or sobriety: make your choice!
Regarding the choice of paint for your kitchen furniture , two essential points should be taken into account: the color and the type of paint. For color, it's all about taste! However do not choose it on a whim, try to project yourself at 5-10 years and choose a shade that will allow you to change your decorating desires over time. Remember that a neutral base (white, linen, almond green, etc.) will go well with the more vivid colors of your kitchen utensils, for example. When it comes to choosing the type of paint, focus on convenience and ease of maintenance. Do not forget that the kitchen is a place of life and culinary experimentation which rhymes easily with stains and other splashes! Choose an easily washable paint, such as a special acrylic paint for the kitchen , "satin" or "shiny" finish. If your dream has always been to repaint your kitchen furniture with a lacquered paint , called glycero, better to dismantle the doors and lay them flat. The paint will adhere all the better! Be aware, however, that this type of paint is much more complex to apply than an acrylic paint.
Step 4: repaint your kitchen furniture
Respect the drying time between the two coats
Before the actual application, carefully mix the paint to bind it well. Also remember to protect the joints of furniture with other furniture or walls with masking tape. Then apply the paint by brushing from top to bottom (always!). Leave to dry for around 24 hours, then apply a second coat. Once the surfaces are completely dry, reinstall the handles and admire: your new kitchen is ready!