Pinot, Pimm’s, Pernod ?
Potter, Padfoot, Pettigrew ?
Poldark, Peaky Blinders, Peppa Pig ?
Preparation Preparation Preparation
Skipping good surface preparation is a fool's errand. A great painter decorator will always undertake thorough preparation to make sure that the paint they are applying lasts for the longest possible time. If you are renovating your kitchen cupboards yourself, you too should follow the professional's technique.
To achieve a painted finish that will withstand the heat, steam and grease of the kitchen, do your preparation by following these simple steps:
1. cleaning the existing surfaces with sugar soap,
2. lightly sand to key the surface remembering to wipe off the dust with a micro cloth.
3. apply a base coat primer to ensure that the whole surface area is ready to accept the topcoat in your chosen colour.
Simple as that and worth taking the time to protect and enhance your cupboards.
The process in pictures showing the original Oak drawer front with knob removed. Sugar soap cleans off the grease build-up,Taping the drawer box stops paint overspill and keeps things neat. Sanding can be done by hand or with a machine. The 1stcoat of primer will look thin and should be applied evenly all over. Sanding down the 1st primer coat when it has dried will provide a super smooth base for the next coat.
The above Preparation and Painting is by Colour Flow.
Lou and her team are efficient, conscientious and professional. They ensure all of your requirements are met to a very high standard and are my number one choice for expert application of Kitchen Cupboard Paint.
Paints that claim ‘no need to prime’ do actually require something to stick too. This is why their small print suggests either a diluted 1st coat or an extra topcoat to as a primer base layer before you paint the topcoats.
The unique high build primer for Kitchen Cupboard Paint adds to the overall durability of the luxury satin finish. Imagine you are looking through a microscope at the primer painted on a cupboard door, drawer front or knob; it will appear to be like the crunchy spikey side of Velco. The topcoat is the soft side of Velco, and when the two meet, they make a brilliantly strong, durable bond.
My experience with Kitchen Cupboard Paint is of benefit to you, so stay tuned to my blog for more top tips.
I can calculate your paint needs from photos of your existing kitchen and cupboards or technical design, so get in touch if you need any assistance.
Until next time, best wishes and happy preparations from Charlotte.