If your kitchen is looking somewhat the worse for wear but your wallet is on the empty side, it is time to start thinking out of the box. You might not be able to pay for a full-scale luxury kitchen remodel... but what about a spirit-lifting upgrade at a fraction of the price tag? Get a paint roller and among the many new specialty paints that are custom-made for altering kitchen features such as countertops or appliances. Get ready for an exciting new look that will make you enjoy your kitchen.
Long-lasting high-quality wall paint is a fantastic investment anywhere in your home, but especially in the kitchen, where it needs to stand up to plenty of wear and tear. A semi-gloss finish will be a lot easier to scrub. Do be aware, however, that the higher the gloss, the more it shows up any scratches, bumps, or other imperfections on your walls, so don't skip the pre-painting repair work. Scrub off any grease and dirt. TIP: Light paint colours not just brighten up your kitchen, they also have less of a propensity to discolour.
This is a somewhat lengthy process -- you'll need to take the cabinets down off your walls (and afterwards rehang them, of course) to attain smooth even results. But if your current cabinetry is in great shape and just needs a fresher, more modern look, repainting the kitchen cabinets is a terrific upgrade which will be a good deal less costly than ordering a completely new set. You will need to prime melamine or plastic laminate cabinetry with an acrylic bonding primer. Waterborne alkyd is suggested for the paint job.
Although java, harvest gold, avocado, and bisque refrigerators all had their heyday, now the areas you're most likely to see them is in low-budget rentals or garage kitchenettes. If your fridge's latest color features with this year's hit list -- or if you just want an interesting, inexpensive change of pace, try painting it to get a new look. First eliminate its hinges and handles. Clean and sand the outside to remove the gloss and prepare for better paint adhesion. Then roll on the end of your choices, such as stainless steel paint or appliance epoxy. Have patience, please, since you might want to use as many as three coats to cover your refrigerator effectively. Wait two hours after the final coat before reattaching hardware.
Yes, you can paint your stove's port hood. Begin by making certain it's smooth and spotless. Clean and degrease with trisodium phosphate (diluted in accordance with the manufacturer's directions ) and steel wool; then sand and wash off any dust. When the hood is dry, then apply appliance paint created specifically for high-heat surfaces. You might have to prime first or use two coats, according to the paint manufacturer. Spray paint will provide you the most even coverage.
Practical but boring, laminate countertops are a frequent feature in several builder grade kitchens. Much like other kitchen painting jobs, it's crucial to get the counters squeaky clean and sanded before you start. (Fill any cracks which are wider than 1/8 inch, also.) Safeguard your backsplash, sink, and faucet with painter's tape. Then go crazy using a counter paint kit, which comprises the essentials for changing your counters to stunning faux granite or a sleekly modern solid colour. Seal well to protect against moisture.