painting techniques for creative finishes

painting techniques for creative finishes

How You Can Update Your Kitchen With Paint

by Bradley Davis

Paint can go a long way when you are remodeling. Just about everything these days can be updated with a coating of paint such as your shower, appliances, counters, floors, and even your cabinets. Paint is not limited to just your walls when it comes to remodeling and updating. If you are handy with a paintbrush and aren't afraid to use paint to update your home, you can remodel your kitchen and give it an entirely new look with paint. Read on for how you can update your kitchen with paint.

Paint Your Backsplash 

Paint an old, outdated backsplash to give it an entirely new look. Older backsplashes such as brick that may not fit with your new decorative taste can be updated with a coating of paint. You can whitewash it for a different look as well. Don't take down that backsplash, paint over it to see if you prefer the painted look. If you have tile that you no longer like, you can paint over it as well. When painting over a backsplash, you need to be sure you clean the backsplash thoroughly and sand down the tile with a fine-grit sandpaper that has a shine to it to allow the paint to adhere properly.

Paint Your Counters

Paint over old, laminated counters, or counters that are made of tile to give them a new look. If ripping out your counters is too costly, you may be able to get the look you are trying to achieve with a splash of paint instead. There are kits on the market that you can use to give your countertops a look that can mimic stone such as marble or granite. If you are looking for this type of look in your kitchen, use the kit to paint over your counters for an updated look. These kits can be found at most hardware stores, or you can purchase them online. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use it.

Paint Your Cabinets

Paint over your cabinets to give them an updated look as well. You need to be sure to scrub them clean and use a product that will de-grease your cabinets to allow the paint to adhere properly. If you use this type of product, you also need to be sure to rinse them thoroughly to remove any of the cleaner, or your paint will not adhere at all. Sand down the cabinets a bit to remove any shine or use a paint-stripping product to remove the shine on your cabinets. Then rinse them thoroughly and paint over the cabinets. Remove all of the doors, drawers, and all hardware before you begin. Paint a first coat, then paint a second one if necessary. Use a good paintbrush and roller when painting your cabinets to give them the best look possible.

If you need to update your kitchen, remember that paint can go a long way. Speak to a kitchen remodeler to learn more. 


About Me

painting techniques for creative finishes

I have learned a lot about painting techniques that can be used to create some beautiful finishes in the home. Years ago, I tried to sponge paint the kitchen and it was a disaster that I never wanted to experience again. I decided that before I painted one more room in my home that I would take the time to learn the true techniques use to create custom finishes. If this is something that interests you, take a few moments to visit my site. Here, you will find several ideas and learn how to create the custom finishes that make a home uniquely beautiful.