Painting your kitchen is one of the best ways to give it a fresh and updated look. It is by far the least expensive. The kitchen is considered the heart of the home so a little extra thought should be put into the paint you slap on its walls. And yes, painting a room can be overwhelming at times and there are a lot of things that might go wrong.
If that first coat of paint didn’t work out for you as well as you thought it would, here are some things you need to consider to make sure the next coat of paint actually sticks around:
Why do you have to repaint your walls? Find the root cause of the problem and eliminate it. Was it the choice of color? The quality of the paint? Did the paint job look better on paper than it did in real life? Whatever the reason, you need to make sure it won’t happen again. You learn a lot from trial and error. Sure, there might not be anything wrong with the old coat and you’re just repainting because the coat got old, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think of ways to improve.
Different colors have different effects on the human mind. Studies have shown that different colors will produce different emotions in your head. For example, red is said to stimulate the appetite and incite passion and excitement. Yellow is bright, sunny and cheerful. Purple gives off an air of sophistication and elegance. Before committing to a color, decide what kind of ambiance you want to create in your kitchen. Choose the color style that best suits your needs.
Wash the walls to remove all the grease and grime that might be sticking to the walls. If there’s any cracks in the walls, fill them in. Sand the walls to make for a smooth surface and lay down some plastic sheets on the floor and the furniture to make sure nothing gets ruined from spillage.
Repainting a wall usually takes two coats of paint, sometimes more. To avoid using up an extra layer of expensive paint, use a primer first. It’s the more cost-effective option and usually results in a better adhesion of the paint to the wall surface. If the paint change is a drastic one, you can always mix a bit of paint with the primer to tint it to the final color hue. This results in a better finish.
A new paint job gives a room a new look. You can always stick to just repainting or you could use it as an excuse for changing the kitchen layout completely. Before painting, think of what else you’d like to change. The cabinets look dull? Always wanted an accent wall? Whatever you decide, it’s well worth it to lay out the redesigning plans in advance.
Keep these things in mind and ensure your kitchen paint job is something you like and rejoice.