If you want to refresh the wooden surfaces with a new color, here are a few tips about the process of painting. But if you want it to be done by real professionals then start searching for the most reliable cabinet painting Toronto. Both ways need to be performed professionally for the kitchen to look modern.
First, place a nylon or old newspapers to prevent soiling in the room in which you will work. When painting use protective gloves and mask.
Initially, it is best to completely remove the old paint in order for the new coatings not to fall off. You will want to keep the new painting for as long as possible. If it comes to a wooden surface that has not been previously painted, this step should be skipped. You surely do not want your kitchen cabinets to look ridiculous. If you feel that you are not in a position to do it by yourself, do not hesitate and ask for a help from professional painters.
There are special tools for the removal of color and can be bought in stores for paints and varnishes. Use a brush or roller and apply it to the surface in order to apply the new color while previously you easily removed the old one with a help of a spatula.
Once you removed the paint, clean the surface with sandpaper. First use a rougher (60-80 grains per m2, then finer or 150-200 grains per m2). When grinding follow the structure and the shape of the wooden surface. Work the surface in the direction of the lines of the structure of the wood, and not on the opposite way.
Before you start applying a substrate, wipe the entire surface with a damp (but not wet) cloth to remove dust and other dirt. The substrate may not necessarily be applied, but it is especially recommended when the wooden surface needs to be protected from mold and insects.
The substrate is usually applied in two layers (follow the instructions from the manufacturer). The first layer should be very thin, and the second thicker. It should be applied evenly to allow an absorption of the paint. Each layer should be completely dry, which takes about 30 minutes.
When the surface is completely dry, it can be transferred to a painting in the desired color. Previously, rub all surfaces with fine sandpaper (200) to remove even the smallest bumps.
The color is usually applied in two or three layers, starting with the thinnest. If the color is applied in three layers, the first layer should be applied in a tree structure, and when the color will tighten (about 15-20 minutes), start with the second layer. It should be applied on the opposite side, while the third, and the first, are applied in the direction of the lines of the structure of the wood.
Finally, allow them to dry overnight before you touch them.