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Painting Your Kitchen Like A Pro

Painting Your Kitchen Like A Pro Painting a kitchen can be transformative. Suddenly your tired room can get a fresh burst of life! But to achieve this, you do need to do a solid job – a lazy paint job can sometimes even make your room look untidy and uncared for. Below, we explore how you can paint your kitchen to a professional standard.

Right tools

The appropriate tools will make life a lot easier for you when you begin to paint the kitchen. A premium roller frame and the cover is crucial: this will allow you to transfer paint evenly onto the walls without any inconsistencies. You’ll also need a high-quality brush to access difficult angles in the room – ideally, you’ll search for one that doesn’t shed bristles. A step stool or a small ladder will also help you get to every part of the room.

Quality paint

Specially designed kitchen paint will give you the best finish and durability. Kitchen paint tends to be antibacterial, steam resistant, and grease-proof. At the same time, it’s also tougher and the color stays fresh for longer – you can wipe any stains off without damaging the finish.

Painting Your Kitchen Like A Pro Preparing the area

The wall will need to be prepared before painting. Search for any cracks or holes to repair first – the smoother the wall, the smoother the finish. Next, you’ll want to clean the walls to ensure that you’re not painting over any dirt that might ruin the end product. If you’re painting a light tone over a dark tone, it's recommended to prime before applying the new paint.

Cover anything you don’t want to paint

This can sound obvious, but there’s nothing worse than finishing the paint job, only to discover you’ve stained a window frame or the floor. Lay material on the floor and use tape to protect the trim in the kitchen from the paint.

Add a second or third coat

For the best finish, you’re going to want to apply a second or third coat too. Multiple layers ensure you achieve an even coating, without any areas that have a thinner finish. Just ensure you check the instructions on your paint to find out how long you’re supposed to leave it to dry before applying another coat. Painting your kitchen can feel like a daunting task. But by following the above advice you should be able to achieve a professional finish.

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Image 1: Image by Dennis Sylvester Hurd on Flickr

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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 6th October 2021.

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