Hickory is a durable, durable wood perfect for kitchen cabinets, but it can be dark and foreboding-looking. If you would like to lighten up your own kitchen by painting the cupboards white, the process takes a bit of time. It is important when working with dark wood to take as much time coordinating the surface since you do painting the cupboards. An expert can spray your cabinets in half of the time, but brushing them yourself will more than halve the cost.
Ready the kitchen for painting by draining all of the cabinets, clearing the counters of appliances and utensils and transferring freestanding appliances to a different room.
Move chairs and tables out of the tape and kitchen paper over the counters and flooring. Cover the windows, appliances which can’t be moved along with other things with plastic and secure the plastic with tape.
Set up a worktable for your paint and other supplies. Cover the kitchen table with plastic and it makes a suitable work area.
Remove the cupboard doors from the cupboards by removing the hinges. Set the hardware in a place where you can easily get it later on.
Clean your cabinets completely. Use a nylon scrub pad and warm, soapy water to get all of the dirt and dirt off your cupboards. Oils from food and hands often collect on cabinets.
Apply a brushing putty to the hickory cabinets. The putty is brushed on with a high-quality faux brush and fills the grain of this wood. Standard oil-based primers sink into open-grained woods such as hickory and need a putty to fill in the grain.
Sand that the putty with a demanding grit to help flatten it out once it dries. Wipe it down with a tack cloth to remove any dust.
Apply a primer with a brush or roller to help conceal the dark cupboard grain and color and also help the finish paint connect into the cupboard. Some paint companies now make primer and finish paint mixes and this is sometimes utilized, but more coats may be required to achieve the desired benefits.
Allow the primer coats to dry then use a brush to paint the inside of the door. Begin at the Middle of the doorway and work toward the border. Paint any raised areas first, then proceed to the remainder of the cabinet.
Let the door shut for a few hours and then flip it over and paint on the other hand. Repeat paint and primer program for each cupboard door.
Paint the cabinetry using a high-quality brush functioning from inside to outside.
Allow all cabinetry to dry thoroughly before rehanging doors and installing hardware.