Kitchen Week: Painting Your Kitchen Banner

Painting your kitchen is a great way to update your space without having to spend a lot of money. A fresh coat of paint can add colour and personality to your kitchen, and it’s relatively easy (and inexpensive) to do yourself.

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Are you feeling bored or tired of your kitchen? You aren’t alone. Many homeowners find after several years that their kitchen is no longer pleasing. Here are some signs that it is time to refresh your most visible room.

Sign 1- You Haven’t Painted Your Kitchen or Remodeled in More Than 5 Years

  • After several years, you will notice that your walls are not as vibrant as they used to be. Life takes its toll on your paint and you may notice:

    • • Food stains
    • • Handprints
    • • Heat-affected areas
    • • Peeling/cracking

Sign 2- Your Kitchen Paint Is All One Color

Today, interior design has taken on a new trend. Colour, particularly a splash of bright colour, has worked its way in. Painting your kitchen to include one feature colour can add a modern touch to your home.

Ideally, having a second, neutral colour can highlight the best parts of the room and help hide some flaws.

For a unique style that is all yours, try mixing some textures and patterns like stripes. Click here for our guide on painting stripes.

Kitchen Cabinet Spraying Before and After

Sign 3- You Don’t Feel Happy In Your Kitchen

It’s your home, you should enjoy it! If you are finding yourself unhappy or just feeling blah about it try painting your kitchen.

A fresh coat of paint helps to reinvigorate your space, even if the colour isn’t all that different.

Kitchen Before and After Photos from Brown to White

Sign 4- You Feel Embarrassed To Invite People Over For Dinner

You should never feel embarrassed about your home. Stains of dinners past, and old peeling or chipping paint have no place in your most visible room.

If your new appliances don’t match the old paint, a paint update can make your kitchen look brand new. You can also paint your kitchen cabinets for a fresh look.

Sign 5- Your Kitchen Doesn’t Fit Your Life

You are classy and elegant, but it’s too colourful.

No matter how much you used to love it, it just doesn’t suit you anymore. You’ve grown up.

Now is the time to grow up too and look more sophisticated to match your life. Our professionals can help you choose what colour to paint your kitchen.

What do I need to know before painting my kitchen?

If you’re painting your kitchen, there are some things you need to know first.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Use high-quality paint with a smooth finish and low VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
  2. Choose one colour for the walls and another for trim, cabinets, and accessories.
  3. Use an interior latex paint that’s formulated for kitchen surfaces—it will be stain-resistant, easy to clean, and durable enough for daily use.
  4. Use a high-quality primer that will provide a solid base for the finish coat of paint.
  5. Work in sections, starting with the ceiling and walls.
  6. Use drop cloths to protect your flooring from drips and spills of excess paint.

How to prep kitchen walls for painting

  1. Remove any fixtures or hardware from the walls.
  2. Use a paint scraper to remove old paint from hard-to-reach areas, such as the corners and edges of cabinets.
  3. Smooth out rough patches with sandpaper (150 grit).
  4. Use a drywall knife to scrape off loose paint. And smooth out holes that may have been created by screws in previous renovations or repairs. For example, if you removed electrical outlets for new ones.
  5. Clean the walls with a damp cloth, then wipe them down with a dry towel.
  6. Apply an interior primer before painting.
Kitchen Cabinet Painting by Home Painters Toronto

Painting kitchen walls and ceilings can be a long, arduous process. If you’re looking for ways to speed up the process and get your walls painted faster, consider the following tips:

  • • Use a roller with an extension handle. This will allow you to reach high spots on the ceiling without using a ladder or stepping stool.
  • • Choose an interior latex paint that dries quickly and is easy to clean up after use. For example, Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint provides excellent coverage with minimal effort by offering superior performance in all climates.
  • • Use a paint sprayer. You can cut down on time and labour by using an airless sprayer to apply paint to all surfaces, including ceilings. This will give you an even coat of colour with minimal effort, as opposed to using a roller or brush. Apply two coats of paint instead of one in order to cover all areas more evenly. And ensure that your walls look professionally painted.

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