If you want to upgrade your kitchen, the first thing you should probably look at is the cabinet system. Most kitchen cabinets endure more wear and tear than cabinets in other rooms. Children are constantly opening and slamming the doors with dirty hands. There is also a lot of grease in the air from normal cooking that can wear down the wood finish. This is why, it is often necessary to restain your kitchen cabinets. This article explains how you can quickly remove your doors and drawers and repaint your cabinets with minimal fuss.
Removing the Doors and Drawers
You will probably notice that the most decorative part of the cabinet system are the doors, drawers and decorative molding. Because of their intricate design, they are also a little harder to paint than the actual cabinet box. Luckily, you can take the doors and drawers off of the cabinet so you can paint them (and the cabinet box) more easily. You'll get the best results if you set up a simple painting station outside or in your garage. Simply mask off a table where you can set down the pieces in a row, so you can paint them all at once.
All you have to do to remove the doors is take off two screws at each inch. You should probably remove the hinges from the doors before you paint them. In fact, it might be smart to invest in brand new hinges when you before you reinstall your doors. New hinges have self cloning closing mechanisms that reduce slamming and preserve the face frame of the cabinet.
Using a Spray Gun
It is much easier to paint hardwood cabinets, especially the decorative doors, if you have a spray gun. This allows you to reach all the small corners without leaving behind brush strokes. If you don't own a paint gun, you can rent a simple pneumatic powered system from a home-improvement store. These are the easiest to use and they enable you to get very quick coverage. The trick is to always keep the gun moving as you are spraying. Don't stop moving while holding dow the trigger, or else your paint will puddle up.
You will be surprised how different your entire kitchen looks if you just repaint the cabinets. It might also be a smart idea to paint your walls a new color the better complements your new cabinets stain. Together, new color scheme's in your kitchen can make the room look much more stylish and up-to-date. To learn more, contact a company like Winston Brown Construction.