Welcome to Exterior and Interior Painting Specialists Blog! Today is the third and final blog in our kitchen cabinet painting process!
Table of contents:
- Checking the areas
- Cleaning the tape/plastic
- Replacing hardware
- Drop cloth clean-up
Now if you remember from last week, we ended the day of day two by spraying on the second coat.
The first thing we do today is, we are going to look over everything we painted and make sure there are no dings from the doors accidentally touching each other and make sure there are no runs.
Once we make sure all of the door fronts, drawer fronts, and units are okay we are going to start cleaning up!
Cleaning up means we are going to remove the tape and plastic that you see pictured below. We can also remove any plastic we had hanging from the ceiling or on any furniture such as the separate china cabinet pictured in the background below. We are going to leave all of the drop clothes on the ground for now. Someone else is also going to start taking apart the spray booth in the garage and bringing the cabinet fronts and drawers fronts into the kitchen.
Now we are going to put the handles back on the doors and drawers. Sometimes the clients take this opportunity to change out their hardware. If they purchase it ahead of time and let us know we typically change them out at no charge. Sometimes they change the number of holes when changing handles, that is when the charge plays in.
We will also attach the hinges back onto the cabinet doors. These can also been changes out, it is best to take an existing hinge you use to the store with you before purchasing them to make sure it works in your kitchen. We attach the hinge to the door then to the units.
When we took the doors and drawer fronts off we labeled them and the units. We need to play close attention to this when we are putting them back on. House tend to settle over time, and that means sometimes they shift. The cabinets are accustomed to this so if we mix any of them up it will stick out like a sore thumb.
After we get everything put back together, we finish cleaning.
We have to take the remaining tape, plastic, and drop cloths. The drop cloths will be the last thing to go, when all of our tools except for cleaning tools are out of the home. After taking the drop clothes out we walk through and clean any possible messes.
Thank you for reading our blog! Today we shared what we do on our third and final day on kitchen cabinets! Give us a call at 309-349-7021 to get a free estimate! Check out our other blogs and Facebook to see any awesome new deals!