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How to Create Your Own Hand Painted Kitchen

Two Methods:Preparing the SurfacePainting

A hand-painted kitchen beats a factory finished kitchen hands down every time. It has a classic look that you just won’t get from a spray finished kitchen. If you have a kitchen that is looking dated, and you would like to really transform it without having to rip out the whole lot and put a new kitchen in, then think about a hand painted kitchen. You will be surprised by how much of a difference it will make. Painted properly, your old kitchen will be given a new lease of life.

Method 1 of 2: Preparing the Surface

What's on the surface of your kitchen cabinets really dictates the type of preparation needed before painting. For laminate kitchens it's best to remove the laminate from the doors first if you can. If the laminate is well fixed then leave it on.

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    For previously painted or varnished kitchens
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    Give the surface a good rub down with a 150 grade sandpaper.
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    Dust off before wiping down with white spirits on a rag.
    • For wooden kitchens that have been oiled or waxed in the past
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    Give them a really good scrub using the white spirits and wire wool. Every square inch will need to be cleaned. You might need to scrub them a couple of times to be sure you have removed the wax or oil.

Method 2 of 2: Painting

If you are painting over a previously painted surface then you can jump to Step 3.

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    Use the bin primer and start painting from the top of the kitchen and working your way down. Bin primer dries very fast so likewise you will need to move as quickly as you can with it.
    • When painting the cabinet doors start with the outside first before painting the inside. Make sure to lay off the paint with brush strokes going from top to bottom, not left to right. If there are panels on the doors, then paint these before painting the surrounding door.
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    When the bin primer has dried use the sanding sponges to rub the paint smooth, then dust down the whole kitchen with your dust brush and finally wipe it down with spirits on a rag
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