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Professional Painter Can Remodel Your Kitchen On A Budget

What room is the biggest eyesore in your home? If you said your kitchen, this may be the year you do something about it.

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to update it and give it a fresh, new look. In fact, if you talk with your professional painter first, you may be amazed at how modern and clean your kitchen can be without taking out another loan for a complete remodel.

Paint The WallsProfessional Painter Can Remodel Your Kitchen On A Budget

Start with a fresh coat of paint in a vibrant, modern color. People stay neutral because they are afraid of color. Yet color can be a great thing when modernizing the look and feel of your kitchen. Head online and look at kitchen remodeling sites to get a good idea of what look you are going for. Browse through magazines and create a folder with your favorites. This will help your painter understand what colors to suggest and to help you choose from.

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Paint The Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are still in good shape, just looking a little tired and worn, or perhaps a color or stain right out of the 1980s, a fresh coat of paint can bring them into the current century. Today’s kitchens incorporate color and woods for a design unique to your home. Again, turn to home magazines or online resources for inspiration. Then let your professional painter do their magic.

Painting cabinets is not the same as painting a wall. You need deglossing primers to maintain the paint application. Use proper paints to make sure your cabinets are easy to clean and maintain, taking the abuse of daily use. Make sure you paint the entire cabinet, inside and out for a professional look.

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You can also do little things to add a modern look. If you have recessed panel doors, remove the center panel and insert glass to open the cabinets up. Install new hardware to compliment your theme. Then have fun with other details to bring out the color – how about a glass backsplash to complement the look?

Paint The Countertops

If you’re tired of the old laminate countertops, give them a fresh coat of paint as well. Again, you won’t use regular wall paint for the process, countertops require special paints and sealers to ensure you will be able to use the countertops for normal kitchen functions. By working with a professional, you can choose a variety of color combinations, even have the final look resemble the granite you’ve long desired.

For a fraction of the cost, a little bit of paint and a professional painter is all you’ll need to update your kitchen, and have the room you’ve long desired.

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Painting A Ceiling

You’ve decided to update a room in your home. What color will you paint it? How will you renovate your décor?

For most homeowners, painting a room centers around these basic concepts. They head straight to the paint chips at the local hardware store, and focus in on color combinations for the walls.Painting A Ceiling

What about the ceiling? Its frequently overlooked, and can often go double or even triple the amount of time standard walls receive paint.

Yet ceilings can have a large effect on the overall ambiance and lighting of your room. Walls carry the color at eye level. Ceilings set the tone for the character of your home. Because ceilings are much more difficult to paint then walls, it is wise to carefully consider your options before painting, and know when to call in an expert to avoid the DIY look.

1. Texture

Look up at your ceiling before you start the project. Are they textured? Do you have an acoustic ceiling, better known as a popcorn ceiling? In order to fully cover a ceiling with lots of texture, spraying paint to fully cover is best. For this reason, a professional contractor who knows how to do the job is your best bet.

2. Drywall or Flat

Just because your ceiling is flat and smooth doesn’t mean its any easier to paint. Put on too much paint and you’ll find drip marks and uneven texture. If your ceiling has sustained damage, without properly fixing it first it will seep through your new paint job.

3. Proper Prep Work

For ceilings, they require a little extra work over standard walls. Thick nap rollers with extension poles are necessary rather than working with a brush to gain a smooth layer without bumps or bubbles. Move as much of the furniture and other décor out of the room before painting. What is left, thoroughly cover with drop clothes to prevent paint from dripping. Also make sure you cover all flooring with drop cloth rather than plastic, as plastic tends to bunch and shift, possibly leaving some areas exposed. You’ll also have to cover all windows, sills and floorboards. If its in the room, it risks being painted when it comes to painting a ceiling.

4. Choosing Color

Most people stick with standard white because they aren’t sure about adding color. Yet it is one of the best places to add color to change the tone and mood of the room. If you choose to stick with white, make sure it is a mellow shade of white in the eggshell line. Anything brighter will cause distraction throughout the room. Flat paint is best, because of its smooth viscosity and its ability to hide imperfections. If you have any questions about ceiling color, now is the time to rely on your professional painter. Because they work with color every day, they can help you choose the right color for the room and the ambiance you are looking for.

5. Blending

When it comes to the painting process, blending is best. A painter will always work in a zigzag motion to help even out the paint and provide a firm visual affect. With a proper primer, two coats is rarely necessary unless you are changing colors or are using a color that needs extra touch ups to create a smooth, finished look.

What color would you like your ceiling to be? Let us help you change the look of your room today.

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How To Choose Color With Paint Samples

Have you ever fallen in love with a paint color at the store on a paint swatch, only to paint your room with it and feel nothing but shock? We’ve all done it.

How are you supposed to tell what an entire room will look like based on a 2×3 sample you hold in your hand?

To start, never choose a paint color from a swatch alone. Tiny swatches may look good in the store, but what you see is not always what you get. Take your time when selecting color.How To Choose Color With Paint Samples

When you have a color in mind, choose a variety of sample paint swatches within the tone and hue you are considering. Bring them home and observe them in the room you’ll be painting.

Its important to view colors at different times of the day. Morning light is different than afternoon light, is different than the artificial light from your lamps.

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Also take the sample paint swatches and compare them to things that will remain in your room. Will the hue for your wall match the tone of your furniture? Will it bring out the color in your accessories, or clash?

As you start making choices, you’ll quickly see a trend in what you are selecting. You may determine that you like whites with a green undertone, or a blue with a gray base.

Once you start honing in on a color, visit the paint samples one more time. You may have missed a selection of paint chips the first time around when you were more broad based with your selection. Now that you know you’re looking for a particular hue, pull things in the range you’ve narrowed it down to and head back home to start the testing process once again.

In many cases you’ll wind up with a selection of paints you can’t make a decision about. When you get it down to two to four, now is the time to call in your professional painter.

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He can supply you with small samples of each color. Paint a section of the wall in your room of each color and live with it for a couple of days. Make sure you focus in on the color morning, noon and night, in artificial and natural light.

Very quickly you’ll gravitate to one color. This is your final selection. This is the color that will resonate with your moods, blend with your décor. It will be the one you’ll be happy with now and well into the future.

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Painted vs Stained Kitchen Cabinets – How Do You Decide?

You love your home. But there’s always room for improvement, right?

And if you’re like a lot of people, chances are the one area you’d like to see change in more than any other room is the kitchen. Why? Because the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place we spend the most amount of time.

So you start looking through the home decorating magazines. And very soon you start pulling together images that show you exactly how you want your kitchen to look. But when you look a little closer, you may find you have one big question that has to be answered before you move any further.

Should you choose painted or stained kitchen cabinets?Painted vs Stained Kitchen Cabinets – How Do You Decide?

The choice you make will have a huge bearing on how the cabinets look, and how they will hold up over time.

Most manufacturers provide stained cabinets because it’s the easiest application method in their warehouses. Your current cabinets probably entered your home pre-stained and ready for hanging and use. If you like the stained look, purchasing pre-stained cabinets may be your best option. But there is always cost involved in a complete remodel.

When you choose to have painted cabinets, you have a couple of options. Yes, you can visit your kitchen dealer and install cabinetry ready made for paint.

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But if you have good bones and structure already in your kitchen, you may be able to use the cabinets already in your kitchen (saving you both time and money).

The kind of paint used on your cabinets will impact how they look, how they wear, and how much they chip and peel over time. It also will determine how durable they are to the normal wear and tear of the kitchen environment, including its susceptibility to water.

There are many paint options – oil based and water based paints. Even in these choices there are some that have a better overall impact on the durability. High glosses and varnishes will give you better wear when it comes to clean up. And if you visit the paint store, you’ll notice there are wide array of “green” options as well. If off-gassing is an issue you’re worried about, a lower VOC may give you the results you are looking for.

Remember, your cabinets aren’t like your walls; they do take extra effort to completely cover every nook and cranny in a smooth, professional way. The type of paint, the type of application method, the amount of prep work all matters in giving you the best coverage possible. Working with a professional can give you the professional results you desire.

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5 Painting Tips That Will Remodel Your Kitchen Cabinets In No Time

Ready to change your home up a bit this year? Want to start in the kitchen? It is after all, the number one room that people remodel.

Yet if you visit with a remodeler and start pricing out all of the options you would love to see in your new kitchen, you can get overwhelmed very quickly. Did you really want to invest in the mid-five figure range for all of your dream features?

There may be another way.5 Painting Tips That Will Remodel Your Kitchen Cabinets In No Time

If your kitchen cabinets are still in great shape, they are good quality wood installed by a brand name manufacturer, you may be able to paint your cabinets instead.

Keep in mind that painting your cabinets isn’t as easy as some of the other projects in your home. A can of paint and a paint brush may work on some projects, but not your kitchen cabinets. They will be on display for all to see. They will be used every day. And nothing says “amateur” more than a sloppy job on the intricate details that make up your cabinetry.

Painted vs Stained Kitchen Cabinets – How Do You Decide?

Spray on or Paintbrush?

There are many painters out there that can give you great quality results with either method. It isn’t so much the method you use as the professionalism of the job in the first place. Cabinetry has detail; from multiple angles and corners, to hinges and accessories. If you don’t prep properly, provide the proper coats of paint, or leave a sloppy mess inside or out, it will look anything but professional.

Proper Prepping

As with any paint job, the key to success isn’t in the painting process, its in the prepping process. Dirt, grease and grime can be imbedded into old cabinets; if you don’t remove it first it will cause problems down the road. It may mean sanding out rough patches. It may be fixing cracks and problem spots. It may be taping to avoid spills and drips. Before you start the project, make sure you are completely ready for the paint to be applied.

Labeling is crucial

You can’t paint your cabinets the way they exist in the kitchen. Each drawer front must be removed. Each door must be taken off the hinges. And all accessories – hinges and handles – must be taken off and set aside (or replaced). Yet when all of these things are scattered across the room, its very easy to lose sight of which piece goes where. Make sure you label every piece so you know exactly where it returns after the painting is completed.

Remove the existing paint

No matter what your current cabinets are made of, they have a high gloss coating used to protect the finish. Paint doesn’t adhere to this coating; try it and you’ll quickly find paint chipping, cracking and peeling. You must remove it with a liquid deglosser or even a sander in some cases to get down to the material that paint will adhere to.

Paint thoroughly

Nothing says amateur more than half a paint job. Painting cabinets means covering every inch of the cabinet completely. Drawers, doors, shelves, walls, backs, sides, tops and bottoms. If any of the old color shows through, your professionalism deteriorates quickly. This applies to the entire process – from paint to finish.

Your final presentation will last for years. Make sure you do it in a complete way. The finished results will be worth it.

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