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7 Things To Remember When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Denver Metro, CO

7 Things To Remember When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Denver Metro, CO

7 Things To Remember When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Denver Metro, CO

Painting kitchen cabinets is one way to get a new look to your kitchen without spending the money on entirely replacing them.

The process of painting kitchen cabinets is a somewhat complex one, even for those that are well versed in doing it, let alone a person who is approaching doing it for the first time.

It’s important to realize that if you have the information on hand, you can get the job done well.

With that being the case, let us now look at and consider seven things to remember when painting kitchen cabinets in Denver Metro, CO.

1. You Can Use More Than One Color

It’s sometimes thought when you are painting the kitchen cabinets that you need to stick with one color.

This is not the case at all — you can see examples of two tone kitchen cabinets online, but you should remember that not all colors go well together.

Black and gold, for example, are two colors that look nice together.

Green and purple, on the other hand, though they have been seen together in comics, probably are not best for your kitchen.

2. You Should Remove Cabinet Doors And Drawers Before Painting

When you are looking to paint your kitchen cabinets, one of the important first steps in the process is to remove the doors and drawers.

One of the reasons that you will want to do this is that it is far easier to both clean and paint your cabinets, as you will have nothing in the way when you are working in the cabinets.

Moreover, it’s good to have the doors off because it is considerably easier to paint the doors when they have been removed from the cabinets as they will be better painted when horizontal rather than vertical.

When you paint the doors, you will want first to paint the inside of the doors rather than the outside because if you happen to smudge the door when you flip it over to paint the other side, the smudge will be on a side that is less commonly visible.

Of course, such smudges may be entirely less visible should you give the door more time to dry.

3. Make Sure You Give Enough Time For The Painting Project

Some people go into a kitchen cabinet project thinking they’ll be able to knock it out in only a couple of hours — this is a mistake.

The process of painting a set of kitchen cabinets can take upwards of a few days, depending on how large they are and how many people you might have helping you.

When you factor in the time that it takes the different coats of paint (and primer) to dry, you are looking at a project that will undoubtedly take time to complete.

4. Label Doors And Drawers After Removing Them

It’s essential to label the doors and drawers after you remove them from your kitchen cabinets so that you will know where to put them back.

They might seem like they are interchangeable, but it’s best to put the doors and drawers in the same place from where they came.

5. Use Rosin Paper To Protect Countertops

As you will not want to get paint on your countertops and backsplash, it’s good to protect them.

The best thing to use might just be rosin paper, which is inexpensive and can be placed all over where you don’t want the paint to go.

6. Sand Before Priming

Before you apply the primer coat, it’s good to sand your kitchen cabinets.

Sanding the cabinets prepares the surface to be as smooth as possible to receive the primer coat.

7. Clean Sanding Dust After Sanding

As great as sanding is, it leaves behind remnants in the form of sanding dust, which you will need to remove before priming the cabinets.

Remove the dust with a combination of a vacuum cleaner and tack cloth.

Don’t settle for just any painter when you can get the attention to detail and professionalism from Imhoff Fine Residential Painting in Denver Metro, CO. Call us today to speak with one of our professional color consultants.

Exterior Home Paint Colors to Avoid When Planning to Sell Your Home in Denver Metro, CO

Exterior Home Paint Colors to Avoid When Planning to Sell Your Home in Denver Metro, CO

Exterior Home Paint Colors to Avoid When Planning to Sell Your Home in Denver Metro, CO

When you are looking to sell your home, one of the things that people will look to is the colors related to the house whether they are exterior or interior — the walls of your home, the exterior walls, etc.

The issue is that you will need to find the colors that are appropriate for selling your home, which may not necessarily be the same as the colors that you might like personally.

There are colors that are not only not good for selling your home, but that could have a detrimental affect on the sale in some way.

With that in mind, here are exterior home paint colors to avoid when planning to sell your home in Denver Metro, CO

1. Brown

There are definitely places where the color brown belongs but the exterior of your home is not one of them.

Though of course as with all things there are people who will say that brown is a perfectly good color, time has shown that people who try to sell homes that are painted brown ultimately end up selling them for a lower price than people who paint their houses other colors.

The color brown is quite dull — boring, really — and brings to mind things that people would rather not think about when they are looking at their home.

2. Opaque Couche

Opaque couche is something that’s unpleasant enough to say as the name of a color but when you see the color itself, it should be fairly clear why you should never paint the exterior of your home this very color.

Opaque couche is a fancy way of saying bile color, basically, except that it was named that… it’s something that would work neither in the interior nor the exterior of your house.

3. Bright Orange

If you can just close your eyes for a moment and imagine one of the ripest, juiciest oranges you have ever seen in your life, you know what bright orange really means.

Now that you have that color in mind — another good example being the Nickelodeon Studios during its heyday in the late 1990’s… imagine that color as the color you have for the exterior of your home — quite a sight to behold, right?

It’s quite loud and stands out, certainly in an area where all of the homes are more muted in color.

4. Pink

If you grew up with a Barbie Dream House, you might be thinking that pink would be the perfect color to paint the exterior of your home.

The truth is that pink is definitely not the right color for your home exterior for a number of reasons.

One of these reasons is that pink is it is just too bright and excessive, and just does not fit into any neighborhood in reality.

5. Purple

Much like pink, purple has its place in the world but other than a limited set of circumstances (that is to say a certain audience set) you probably aren’t going to want to paint the outside of your home purple.

Purple brings to mind a number of things, one of which is the late musician Prince, who was often associated with the color.

While the color purple is certainly a majestic color, it is largely a color that can draw the eye and not in a particularly good way.

Bottom Line

When you’re looking to paint the exterior of your home, look around for inspiration — sometimes you can get ideas for your home color from seeing what other people in the neighborhood do.

You don’t have to be exactly like other people in the neighborhood of course, but it can certainly give you ideas.

Don’t settle for just any painter when you can get the attention to detail and professionalism from Imhoff Fine Residential Painting in Denver Metro, CO. Call us today to speak with one of our professional color consultants.

COVID-19 Update – Open for Business!

COVID-19 Update – Open for Business!

In the midst of COVID-19, we’re taking a few extra steps to protect our community:

  • We’re the same friendly crew you’ve always known, but for the next few weeks we’ll be maintaining a six-foot distance from you and your family – just to be cautious.
  • And while it’s the polite thing to do, we’re going to be skipping handshakes for a while as well – for your protection and ours.
  • We can do estimates via pictures and videos. We’re only meeting when necessary.
  • Our employees who aren’t feeling well won’t be coming to your home or business.
  • While we’re working at your home we’ll be sure to clean all the surfaces we touch.
  • Know that our team has been educated on proper hand-washing and hand-sanitizing.
  • Twice a day, we’ll be wiping down our tools and equipment with sanitizer.
  • When you see us, we’ll have on our masks and nitrile gloves.

We hope none of these precautions are necessary but rest assured that your well-being is our concern. We hope to see you soon for your painting project!

Sincerely,

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