To complete a Burlington cabinet painting project you need to follow the proper steps and techniques in order to get desired final result. There are many tips and tricks that I needed to know if you want a professional finish without having to pay for it. It’s important to know that some of the required procedures need to be done by a professional or at least professional painting equipment.
First things first you need to remove all your cabinet doors and hinges, after all no one said being at Burlington cabinet painter was easy. You’ll want to mark them inside the hinge hole with a permanent marker then cover that up with tape so that the paint doesn’t cover it up when it comes to adding on layers. Leave the hinges next to their designated area and try not to lose any screws, this will make putting everything back together much easier. Once the cabinets are labelled and put to the side you’ll need to clean the entire surface of everything with TSP cleaner. Once cleaned and wipe down you will need to sand with 100 grit sandpaper sponges. Sponges are important because they are less rough on the surface limiting scratch marks on your cabinets.
Once everything is cleaned and prepped like a professional cabinet painter would, you want to cover up anything that doesn’t need to be painted. Use rosin paper for the floor and light brown paper to cover the cabinet insides. This is a very time-consuming step and helps to have some friends assist. If your ceiling and walls need painting then don’t worry about masking off these areas since they will be painted afterwards. Most Burlington cabinet painters use medium clear plastic from Home Depot to create a wall where necessary to enclose the area and spray dust. Once ready for spraying you will need to double prime all of the framework with either aerosol cans of kills primer or use a Cap Spray machine with shellac primer.
At this point your Burlington cabinet painting is halfway done and all you need to do is sand and whipe down the primer to get ready for the lacquer. The lacquer needs to be applied with an HVLP paint gun in order to minimize overspray and get the proper amount of lacquer to spread across the surfaces. It will require two coats of lacquer for a durable and penetrable finish, be prepared for sags if it is your first time. If this happens use the backside of a sanding sponge to dab away excess lacquer in order for it to dry and then be sanded. Once your final coat is applied you can remove all the tape and masking paper and show off the job that would make cabinet painters in Burlington proud.
The same process will have to be repeated for the cabinet faces, although since the cabinet faces need to be done front and back you will surely need a spray area with ventilation. This is a time-consuming process and takes patience along with keeping your area clean at all times. We hope this will help you with your Burlington cabinet painting process and you will achieve the look you desire.