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Before And After Painted Cabinets

Before And After Painted Cabinets

Your cabinets look marvyfab!! It brightens and freshens up your whole first floor since it is an open floor plan. I have not painted my cabinets once but twice, in the last 18 years. When we moved in they were already painted and very poorly I might add, in a country blue with a mauvish color inside the doors(circa 1995!). Plus as a bonus we had the fake lament butcher block counters, AWFUL! We sanded, primed and painted them a creamy white color and put in new counters. They looked great and seemed so new and fresh, after living with them blue for several years. But they never felt crisp and clean, so I once again broke a whiter white and painted them once again. The second time was less time consuming. They were already nice and smooth, we just cleaned them up, primed and painted. It’s been several years now since their second facelift and they are starting to show wear, again! I still hate these cabinets, they were hand built by the original home builder, but not in a beautiful custom way. They aren’t placed in the best layout, the fridge opening doesn’t accommodate our fridge, there is a whole wall with no cabinets on it where our fridge lives. So at some point we will completely tear these cabinets out and put in new. Enjoy you “new” kitchen!!
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Before And After Painted Cabinets

I have not painted my cabinets once but twice, in the last 18 years. When we moved in they were already painted and very poorly I might add, in a country blue with a mauvish color inside the doors(circa 1995!). Plus as a bonus we had the fake lament butcher block counters, AWFUL! We sanded, primed and painted them a creamy white color and put in new counters. They looked great and seemed so new and fresh, after living with them blue for several years. But they never felt crisp and clean, so I once again broke a whiter white and painted them once again. The second time was less time consuming. They were already nice and smooth, we just cleaned them up, primed and painted. It’s been several years now since their second facelift and they are starting to show wear, again!
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Before And After Painted Cabinets

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Before And After Painted Cabinets

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Before And After Painted Cabinets

Ever since I moved into my house just over a year ago, I have just felt like my kitchen was too monochromatic. The floor color, blind color and cabinet color were all so similar and it was starting to suck the life out of me. I wanted to update/change something. I decided the best/cheapest route for me would be to have my cabinets painted. White is the new cool kid on the block and I thought that by painting the cabinets white it would bring some lightness and brightness into my kitchen. Another thing about my kitchen is that it is on the east side of the house. This means that the morning hours are light and bright in my kitchen but after about noon it’s dark. The color of the cabinets did not help this. I knew right away that I would be definitely hiring someone to paint my cabinets. Let’s just say I’m not the most patient or perfectionist DIYer. Which means that projects come out horrible because I don’t want to wait for paint to dry etc. I also have a motto in life which is “eh, it’s good enough.” This is good for being easy going, bad for projects that need preciseness. Soooo, I decided to hire the Utah Paint Pro–Chameleon Painting. I knew when I looked at some of the befores and afters on their webpage that they would do a great job!
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Before And After Painted Cabinets

After: Preferred Seating The existing cherry cabinets didn’t fit the homeowners’ style, but they didn’t want to rip them out, so some of the upper cabinets got a coat of white paint, while the island was brightened with a pale blue hue. Stock cabinets and chunky traditional-style legs found online expand the island and create a much-needed seating area. A larger window and the painted cabinets help this kitchen feel airy and bright.
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Before And After Painted Cabinets

The existing cherry cabinets didn’t fit the homeowners’ style, but they didn’t want to rip them out, so some of the upper cabinets got a coat of white paint, while the island was brightened with a pale blue hue. Stock cabinets and chunky traditional-style legs found online expand the island and create a much-needed seating area. A larger window and the painted cabinets help this kitchen feel airy and bright.
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Before And After Painted Cabinets

Step 4 Sand Then Clean the Surfaces Allow the filled areas to dry, then use sandpaper to smooth out the surface of the cabinets. If your repainting project is just a facelift for the cabinets, you don’t need to sand and paint the inside of the cabinets; mask off the interiors with painters’ tape for a clean finish and sand only the front surfaces and visible edges of the cabinet face frames. Use a wood sanding block to prevent rounding over the wood edges. When sanding, there is no need to remove all of the old paint if it is sound and well-adhered; just roughen the surface to provide the new paint with a firm, clean base for better adhesion. Pay particular attention to especially worn areas of old finish, which typically get the most use. Also be sure to sand over shiny areas to deglaze any remaining previous finish. Stubborn finishes may require rubbing with denatured alcohol and fine steel wool. If the old paint is flaking off in places, the original finish did not adhere well to the wood surface. This is typically due to moisture or greasy residue getting under the paint layer or into the wood itself, which can be expected in kitchens. Sand these areas to bare wood and spot-prime with a stain-killing primer/sealer before repainting. Wherever you sand down to bare wood, try to blend or “feather” the edges where the old paint meets the wood so the new paint will lay flat, and the paint edges will not be visible or “telegraph” through the new finish. Thoroughly vacuum the sanding dust from all surfaces. If you have a pneumatic air compressor, use high-pressure air to blow the dust out of crevices or molding details. Wipe down the areas to be painted with a tack cloth to pick up any remaining sanding residue

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