admin. Interior Design. December 09th , 2017.
The moment that you have an idea to renew the look of your kitchen but you do not have a lot of money is the perfect time for you to actually repaint the kitchen cabinet doors. It is a really affordable solution to get a new look in your kitchen since the cabinet in your kitchen is one main piece of furniture that creates the look in your kitchen. Thus if you decided to give a fresh coat of paint in your kitchen cabinet furniture doors, you will get a new look in the overall decoration as well.
Amidst the things that you have to do in order to apply a fresh new paint in your kitchen cabinet doors is to strip the old paint first. In order to do this you will need a stripping agent that should be determined according to the actual finish of the cabinet that you have. It is important to determine the appropriate striping agent for your kitchen vanity doors in order to make sure that the stripping agent will not damage the cabinet or vanity itself.
The actual finish of your kitchen cabinet doors could be one of these following options of finish. There are wax, shellac, water-based finish, lacquer, polyurethane, penetrating oil, paint, or formica. You may have to try something at first just to ensure that the finish of your cabinet is one of them.
The use of turpentine in a couple of drops will determine whether the finish of your kitchen cabinet doors is wax or not. If the finish dissolves then it is wax. Denatured alcohol will be useful to find out if the finish is made of shellac sine the surface will dissolve real quickly when in contact with alcohol. Lacquer thinner will be a perfect piece to know if the finish is in lacquer by giving it a couple of drops.
Furthermore in order to get to know the finish in water-based paint, you can use the so called xylene. Simply use paint remover to strip the finish in polyurethane. Meanwhile in determining your painted finish in your cabinet, you may use denatured alcohol in a cloth and rub it in its surface. Once you have been able to determine the old finish, you may use those appropriate things to strip the finish. You may have to do a bit of repair to the surface of your kitchen cabinet doors first before applying the new finish.
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