Painting your kitchen cupboards isn’t a job to be rushed, with a fairly long drying time involved. But with the amount of time we now spend in our kitchens, you don’t want to be faced with a poor paint job every time you pop in for a quick snack. Which, let’s face it, is pretty much every hour on the hour if you spend your days at home.
First, it’s time to decide which paint you actually want to use for your cabinets.
We would recommend using the Eggshell finish for best results and longevity on high traffic areas that are likely seeing water splashes, grease, steam and frequent cleaning.
When using Lick Eggshell for your kitchen renovation, it's vital to start your project off well with the perfect prep work.
1. Give the surface a wipe down with a little warm water and a drop or two of dish soap and let dry.
2. Sand the surface thoroughly, this goes for wood, laminate, MDF and similar surfaces - this will help the primer and paint adhere properly. Dust off anything sanded.
3. Use a quality primer - we like to use Zinsser B-I-N for the job. This step is important for a flawless finish!
4. You can now go in with 2 coats of Lick Eggshell in a colour of your choice.
5. The most important step - be careful for around 7 days whilst the paint hardens and cures, as during this time the paint is still vulnerable. Once the curing process is complete, you should have a smooth finish and a durable, long lasting result.
When using a professional decorator, make sure they are specifying a paint they are comfortable using, and ask them to test the steps above on a small area before coating the entire surface.