Living Room Cabinet Painting Tricks To Know In Cincinnati, OH
In any given living room, you are going to find a number of things – elements that make up the living room, such as the typical couch/couches situation, the occasional coffee table, and even sometimes cabinets in which you can store your things — many times these will have glass panels so they can more prominently display your belongings.
In looking to better the look of your living room, one area you may want to consider is that very same living room cabinet — and this doesn’t mean that you should necessarily replace the cabinets when it could make them look fantastic without the great cost of replacement by making the time to paint them.
Of course, if you want to get them painted properly there are certain things that you should bear in mind that will make the painting project more successful.
Let’s have a look at some tips for living room painting that will make for better painted cabinets.
1. Measure The Surfaces Being Painted
In painting your living room cabinets, you may think that you’re just going to be able to have a quick once over at your cabinets and determine based on how they look how much paint and primer you are going to need.
It’s possible that you will approximate it, but it’s also possible that based on your estimate that you will get too little or way too much paint, both of which are not going to be good for your painting project.
In order to save you the trouble of having to go and get more paint and thus spend time and money in the effort — or find yourself with so much paint that you basically have to donate it or have it recycled, it’s better to properly measure the surfaces to be painted so that you will have an idea of how much paint and primer you will need that will be much more precise.
2. Choose An Appropriate Type Of Paint
Though of course, you should know that since you’re going to be painting the interior of your home (and more specifically you are painting your living room cabinets) it is only appropriate that you are going to make use of interior paint and not an exterior paint — that wouldn’t even cross your mind.
However, depending on how much traffic your living room gets and the extent to which you can reasonably expect your cabinets to get dirty (and thus need to get cleaned) you should consider different types of paint.
If you don’t think you’re going to be spending time cleaning your cabinets, for example, you might want to look at getting flat paint — this hides imperfections of the surface quite well
If however, you have plans to clean the cabinets on occasion (and this can especially be necessary when you have kids running around the house with hands that seem perpetually covered in greases and food as though utensils were merely a suggestion) then you are going to want to look at glossy paint, which can be wiped clean.
3. Choose An Appropriate Color Or Colors
You are likely well aware of the fact that one of the first things that people notice when they look at your living room cabinets is the color or colors — for it’s entirely possible to make use of more than one color in painting the cabinets.
If you’re just touching up the cabinets you have no issue here as you’re just going to go with the color or colors that you already had.
If however, you are looking to change up the cabinets, you’re going to have more of an issue as you will have to choose what color or colors will now be applied to the cabinets.
It’s likely a good idea to make use of color theory and maybe even a color wheel but it wouldn’t hurt to look around the room and think about what color or colors would look right in the room — and then to get a couple of small samples and actually test them out to see how they really look in the room.
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