The seven steps to professionally paint your kitchen
At Dianella Polishing we paint your kitchen professionally with 2 pac paint, also known as polyurethane. Read on to learn about the seven steps to professionally paint your kitchen involved in transforming your outdated cabinets to a brand-new kitchen. And see and how we make sure your newly painted cabinets last ‘forever’ and withstand the elements be it in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry.
Step 1 – Inspect, measure and quote
If we got a dollar for every time a client asks to ‘simply give a rough quote’… The reason we don’t quote over the phone is because every kitchen is different. To give just some examples of things that can affect the quote: Some cabinets are permanently fitted to the kitchen. Some doors are water damaged, or stained, treated with unprofessional glue. Doors with edges and pattern take different handling and time than plain flat doors. And even if a door looks simple and plain to you, to the professional eye it might have an edge, a special finish…
The good news is: Our quotes are completely obligation-free. We come out and inspect and measure your kitchen and provide you with a detailed and binding quote. You don’t pay a thing. We call it customer service.
Step 2 – remove the doors, drawer fronts and hinges
When painting kitchen cupboards one of the first things we need to do is to remove the doors, drawer-fronts and hinges. This is a task many clients chose to do themselves in order to save even more money. It is a little bit time consuming but absolutely necessary to achieve a professional result. Don’t forget to label the doors and hinges. If clients don’t want to remove the doors and drawers themselves, our friendly cabinetmaker can do that for you.
Step 3 – label your kitchen while you take it apart
Every substrate ‘moves’ a bit over the years. If you would fit a same size door in a different spot you might see the difference although the doors look exactly the same. That is why it is so important to fit the doors back into exactly the same location where they used to be. Same counts for the hinges and drawer-front. Simply label them from left to right and top to bottom to make sure that you know which piece goes where when it is time to re-assemble your kitchen.
Step 4 – prep-work: sand back, fill holes and de-dust
Before we can apply a new coat of paint to your kitchen cabinets, we need to do some prep work. Firstly the naked doors and drawer fronts need to be sanded back. This ensures that the surface is smooth and even and that the paint will stick nicely to them. Many clients chose to update their door and drawer handles to complete the new and fresh look. In this case we will fill the old drill holes before sanding the substrates back. Importantly, this prep work is finished by de-dusting the substrates. It only takes a couple of dust corns to entirely spoil a paintjob. Removing the dust and working in a dust free space, e.g. our spray booth, is essential for a professional finish.
Step 5 – Prime/ undercoat, let dry & repeat
2 pac-paint is very durable when applied professionally. In order to make the new cabinet paint last forever, we apply two coats of primer, sometimes called undercoat. Wood and melamine boards need to be treated before painting as they are very porous substrate. Professional painters never skip this step in order to provide a durable coat of paint, that does not stain over time. This is why there are the seven steps to professionally paint your kitchen. Depending on the substrate it might require one or 2 coats of primer and sufficient time to dry in between the coats.
Step 6 – Spray paint the doors with 2pac paint x1, x2 and dry
Finally your kitchen is ready for its new coat of paint. We spray-piant the kitchen in our specialised spray booth in our Wangara workshop. The spray booth is a an enclosed area, we use for spray-painting. It has a filtered air and is kept locked during each spray paint job to ensure an entirely dust-free environment. After the first coat is applied the substrates will be left to dry and receive a quick sand back before the final coat of paint is applies. Most jobs require to layers of paint for a perfect finish.
Step 7 – deliver and re-assemble the kitchen
Once the final coat is finished, the doors, drawer-fronts and end panels are ready to be delivered back to you. Just make sure you re-assembled them according to the labels and numbering done at the beginning. Stand back and be amazed. It will be hard to believe, that ‘all’ we did was re-painting your kitchen cabinets. A fresh coat of paint really transforms your kitchen. It is the quickest and most affordable option to make your cabinets look brand-new.
Want to get started? Just give us a buzz on 93032176 to book your obligation-free quote, known as Step 1 of seven steps to professionally paint your kitchen. And click here to read about 5 mistakes when painting your kitchen cabinets. Here you find 5 more mistakes when painting kitchens. Comment below with more questions or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.