When it comes to painting projects, painting a kitchen can be a little more challenging than bedrooms, living rooms, and offices. With less space, you may find yourself cramped and required to work in awkward positions. And, unless you’re painting a newly constructed home, your kitchen is probably filled with cabinets, appliances, and countertops. Having to move – or paint around – these obstructions can be difficult, especially when space is limited.
Before starting your project, it pays to create a plan. Are you only painting your walls? If so, be sure to use painter’s tape to carefully mask your cabinets, counters, and other surfaces. But, if you’re also painting your cabinets, start with the ceiling and work your way down: ceiling, cabinets, then walls. By properly structuring your project, you’ll save yourself from having to unnecessarily shield parts of your work with plastic sheeting.
Most importantly, though, you’ll want to select the right kinds of paint. When painting near backsplashes, stoves, and sinks, a semi- or high-gloss paint will make it easier to clean potential spills and splashes. Semi-gloss paints are also great for kitchens because they’re designed to withstand humid environments.
If you’re painting your kitchen cabinets, you’ll also want to investigate paint options, as standard paints won’t do the trick. Since cabinets are often made of wood or laminate, you’ll need a paint that is specifically engineered to adhere to those materials. A professional can easily guide you through this process to ensure that you’re selecting durable, long-lasting paints that are ideal for your proposed application.
At Van Tuinen Painting, we have dedicated ourselves to offering the highest quality painting services in the area. If you’re thinking about painting a kitchen and need some guidance, we encourage you to browse our site, learn what we have to offer, and reach out to us to discuss how we can help.