5 Common Mistakes When Painting Cabinets

Posted on August 21st, 2015 by

Repainting your cabinets is a great way to give your kitchen or bathroom a new look whether you want to update old-looking cabinets, brighten the room, or add a touch of your own style. Before you get started, however, read through this list of mistakes you’ll want to avoid making from the design experts at CMA Flooring in Carrollton.

1. Forgetting to Sand First
Not sanding your cabinet doors and frames before painting them can lead to regrets later. To avoid peeling or bubbling paint, make sure you sand the surfaces properly before ever applying the first coat.

2. Leaving Hardware in Place
Unscrewing hinges, handles, and knobs may seem like a lot of extra work and effort, but trying to paint around them takes even more work. You’re pretty much certain to get paint on the hardware if you don’t remove it, and then you’ll have another task when you have to clean it later.

3. Grabbing the Wrong Type of Paint
Satin or semi-gloss paint is probably going to be the easiest to clean later, and since bathrooms and kitchens are places where water is likely to be, you’ll definitely want a paint that will stand up to some abuse. Make sure you get a high-quality paint to avoid peeling paint later on.

4. Not Covering Floors
Regardless of how neat and tidy you are, you should always cover the floors and other nearby surfaces before painting. Doing so will save you the hassle of having to scrub them afterwards.

5. Being Unrealistic About Time
Painting cabinets takes more time than other painting projects, since you’ll have to take them apart and put them back together. Besides that, cabinets also have more complex surfaces, which makes the work go slower. Make sure you take these factors into account when you create your schedule for painting.

If you’ve been thinking about painting your cabinets and came to the conclusion you might just want new ones altogether, turn to the design pros at CMA Flooring. In addition to our huge flooring selection, we also carry a wide variety of bathroom, vanity, and kitchen cabinets. Give us a call today at (972) 418-6606 or swing by our showroom to day!