In looking to update the look of your living room, you may think about how you can better the cabinets that you have therefore they are there to help you keep the things that you have in the living room well organized. Though some would say that you should just replace your living room cabinets if they are looking worn, the reality is that you can very well repaint them (or paint them in the first place if they had been stained) and end up with living room cabinets that will look possibly even better than they did in the first place.
Let’s now look at and consider seven living room cabinet painting tips in Austin, TX in 2024
1. Plan Your Painting Project
The first thing you should know about painting your living room cabinets is that you need to properly plan out the project before you get started with it. This means that you’re going to need to fully measure the cabinets that you’re going to paint, as doing so will give you an idea of how much paint you’re going to need as well as the approximate time that it will take to apply the coats of primer and paint to the cabinets. You don’t want to over or under purchase paint, and knowing the time that it will take to apply primer and paint will let you schedule the times that you are going to be allowing them to dry (more on this later) which can be quite a time consuming and thus best met by times that you can occupy yourself with something else, perhaps in an entirely different room.
2. Remove The Hardware
In taking part in a living room cabinet painting project, you should realize that sometimes taking the time to do something saves you more time later. Removing the hardware from your living room cabinets, for example, will allow you to paint the cabinets without getting paint on them — and also not having them get in the way of your paintwork.
3. Properly Store The Hardware
After you remove the hardware, it’s important that you find a good place to store it — some people will just set it aside and then are surprised when they find that they can no longer find it. By having the hardware in a dedicated container as it were, you’re going to be able to more easily find it when it comes time to put the hardware back on the cabinets.
4. Protect The Area Near The Cabinets
One might be of the opinion that if you are careful, you don’t have to be concerned about paint spilling while you are painting your cabinets. This is not the case, however — paint drips and dribbles are pretty much part of the painting process, and so you are far better off putting down some dropcloth near the area where you are painting the cabinets – that way you will just get the paint on the drop cloth rather than the floor.
5. Use The Right Kind Of Paint
Living room cabinets require interior paint, of course — but what kind of interior paint are you going to get? Depending on how often you think you’re going to need to clean the cabinets (the people in your home may be more or less messy) you should go with a paint that is either more glossy or flat (glossier is easier to clean.)
6. Consider Color Coordinating
Though there are many steps that go into painting your living room cabinets, one that can be done well before you even start is the choice in color or colors. You can do this by first looking around the room and thinking about what color or colors are going to go well with the other colors in the room and then coordinating with them.
7. Allow Time To Dry
Lastly, you should remember that a wet (or even moist) surface is one that is not going to be okay to paint. In other words, you have to wait for your surfaces to fully dry before moving on to the next step in the painting process.