Over time, furniture such as cabinets can deteriorate and become outdated. One of the cheapest alternatives to improve their appearance and adapt to the decoration of our home is to paint them. You won’t need to get rid of them and buy new ones!
With good painting and following this step-by-step on how to paint a wardrobe, you will achieve a perfect finish.
Step by step to paint a closet
The first thing we have to do is remove or cover the hardware and hinges of the cabinets. If we want to paint them the same color as the cabinet, this step will not be necessary.
Next, we paper the floor and the wall with cardboard or newspaper, and the areas that we do not want to paint with masking tape.
Before painting the cabinets, we must strip them to remove traces of old paint or varnish that can prevent the new paint from adhering correctly. To do this, we will sand the surface or apply a good stripper and remove the layers of paint or varnish with a spatula.
After stripping the furniture, we clean the surface, and once dry, apply the primer with a foam roller in two directions to avoid marks. We recommend using a light wood primer to avoid using more coats of paint later.
Next, we paint the cabinets with a foam roller. We must apply the layers recommended by the manufacturer. Between layer and layer, we have to let the paint dry.
Light paints have less coverage than other colors, so we must apply more layers than when using other darker colors.
Keep in mind that when using a roller, the layer is thinner than when using a brush. If a brush is used, we will most likely need fewer coats to cover the cabinet but the finish may be uneven.
Finally, we put the fittings and hinges back on. We already have our closet renewed!
Tips when painting the closet
The surface should not be painted when it is wet, we have to wait until it is dry. The paint has to be of quality for a good finish. If the furniture has damage, we can repair it with putty before starting to paint it. Normally, the cabinets are usually made of wood. This material is usually protected with varnish. To achieve a perfect finish, we must remove it by stripping the furniture. On the edges or edges, it is recommended to apply the paint with a brush to impregnate it well.
We must apply thin layers of paint; otherwise, unsightly drops may remain on the finish due to excess paint.
Removing the cabinet doors will make our job easier. The drying times of the paint must be respected before giving it a new coat.
Paint melamine cabinet
Melamine is the second most used material for cabinets. To paint the melamine furniture and leave a good finish, we will follow another process. Before starting to paint the cabinet, we must prepare the surface. To do this, we will send the furniture to open the pore and eliminate irregularities.
After sanding, we will thoroughly clean the cabinet with a cloth and alcohol to remove any dust. Once dry, we will apply a primer with a roller. Finally, we will paint the cabinet with special paint and apply a protective varnish.