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How to Paint Your Kitchen

Making the decision to repaint your kitchen can be a daunting one. Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so it’s important to make sure that the painting project goes off without a hitch.

In order to reduce your possible stress, our painters have prepared their best tips for doing a paint job in your kitchen. While the best solution is to have the renovations done by Montreal house painters, you can still move forward with your project with this article.

1. Choose the right colours for your kitchen

Before starting any renovation work, it is important to be careful when choosing interior paint colours for the kitchen. This is a room where you, your family and your guests spend a lot of time, so it is crucial to match it with style and taste.

Here are some tips to consider when choosing your kitchen paint:

● The amount of light in a room can affect how a colour looks. To see how the colour will look in your kitchen, paint a sample on the wall and see how it changes throughout the day

● If there are elements of your kitchen that don’t change during the job (countertops, kitchen cabinets, appliances), use them as inspiration for colour choices

● Painting your ceiling a different colour than your kitchen walls can make the room more interesting. You can use a darker colour on a high ceiling, or paint the ceiling a light colour if the walls are dark

2. Protect the elements of your kitchen to be repainted

Before repainting your kitchen, the first thing you need to do is protect it. To do this, remove the cover plates from the switches and outlets in your kitchen. Also move your appliances, kitchen tables, chairs, and so on. Tape a small plastic bag around door handles or simply remove them to make your job easier later.

To protect your kitchen items, cover the floor with rags, cardboard or plastic sheeting. Use painter’s tape around cabinets, doors and windows and other kitchen elements that should not be painted. At Peintres Premium, we take care to protect the entire kitchen before painting.

3. Prepare and paint the divisions of the kitchen

In order to achieve a professional result, it is necessary to methodically divide all the parts that you want to paint in your kitchen. Once done, you can start painting them.

Paint your kitchen ceiling

When painting your kitchen, start with the ceiling and work your way down. This way, any paint drips won’t damage areas you might have painted beforehand. You may find it easier to paint small areas and corners with a brush rather than a roller.

For the ceiling, use a stain resistant kitchen paint that is designed to be easily cleaned. A standard vinyl paint can be used on ceilings if it does not require regular washing.

Paint your kitchen walls

Since kitchen walls and surfaces accumulate a lot of grease and residue, it is important to clean the surfaces before painting. For areas near the oven and countertops, use hot water and a TSP E degreaser. Surfaces located more than 5 feet from food preparation areas do not need this treatment. A heavy dusting will be quite effective. To remove dust from baseboards and other trim, use a damp cloth and vacuum.

Once your walls have been cleaned, you can start to apply the paint on them. Choose a paint that is resistant and washable to make it easier to clean up any potential food or grease residues that might stick to it. Semi-gloss paints are recommended for painting your kitchen due to their low odor, high resistance and low toxicity.

Paint your kitchen cabinets

If you want to paint your kitchen cabinets, start by removing them from the walls and cleaning them with the degreaser mentioned above. You can then sand the cabinets so that the paint can blend in more easily and last longer.

At Peintres Premium, we offer professional kitchen cabinet renovation. We take care of every step of the work to give you a factory-finished look.

Paint the trim and woodwork

Finish painting your kitchen by painting all the trim and woodwork in the room. Paint the top of the windows first, then slowly work your way down. It’s best to start painting in the morning so that the paint has all day to dry.

Next, paint the door and its frame. Finally, cover the baseboard with paint. Saving the baseboards for last will avoid your brush getting dirty from any dust or dirt that may be left behind.

4. Choose the right finishes for the best results

Depending on your kitchen layout, you will have different choices in finishes from trim to sealant. If you have a lot of space in your kitchen, it is best to use a matte finish for the ceiling, a satin finish for the walls and a semi-gloss finish for the moldings and door and window frames.

If your kitchen is small or surrounded by walls, we suggest using a satin finish for the ceiling. This will help eliminate moisture and grease. It is important to use a good quality paint for your kitchen, as poor-quality paints are harder to clean and will fade over time.

5. Clean the kitchen and let the paint dry

Once you have painted your kitchen and all its elements, you can finally breathe! But before you do, make sure that all the layers of paint have been applied and that the drying times have been respected.

If all is well, you can put your brushes and rollers away and close the lids of the paint cans. Our painting services ensure quality work, as well as perfect storage and cleaning after the work is done.

Need help repainting your kitchen? Contact Peintres Premium

Whether you want to paint your entire kitchen or do other painting projects in your home, the team at Peintres Premium is here to help with our services. We are experienced and have the best paints to complete any home project you wish.

If you have any questions, contact us today. We will answer you as soon as possible.

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