Tips for Painting Your Kitchen

The kitchen is often known as the heart of your home and a simple colour change can transform the room in a major way.

The house painting of your kitchen is different from other rooms in your home.  In some ways, it is acts as a more forgiving canvas due to the less amount of wall space to be painted, but understandably there can be more cleaning and preparation work involved.

Here are some tips on painting your kitchen:

Paint Colour

It is important to choose your kitchen paint colours wisely, as it is well used room in your home.  White, gray, blue, red, yellow and green really shine when it comes to kitchens. All of these shades help create a warm and welcoming space, each in the own unique way.

Paint Finish

The easiest way to describe paint finish, is a spectrum of glossiness.  Matte (flat, non-shiny) is on one end, whereas glossy (so shiny you can almost see your reflection) is on the other.  Semi-gloss and satin finishes are ranked in the middle of the spectrum and are considered best for the kitchen by Melbourne painters, as they are glossy enough to be wiped down but flat enough to hide imperfections in the surface.  A variety of paint finishes can be found on  Wattyl Paint .

Cleaning Paintable Surfaces

Unless you are painting a new kitchen, the walls of your kitchen will usually require a lot of cleaning.  Focus should be made on the areas above and around the stove, oven and counter.  All other areas, including the base boards and other trim, should be wiped down with a damp cloth or vacuumed thoroughly before beginning your house painting.

Mask and Cover

If you have an empty kitchen with no finished floor, there is no work here.  Just go ahead and paint as paint drips don’t matter as they will be covered up later.   For a finished room you will need to apply masking tape to the trim before painting the walls and lay a canvas drop cloth on the floor to prevent any paint damage.  Melbourne painters also drape large objects such as appliances, cabinets and tables with plastic sheeting.

Paint

Now you are ready to get to the real job at hand – painting!

The easiest way to take the hassle out of painting all together is to choose a Melbourne professional painting service that also offers paint colour advice and knowledge.  Melbourne painters, One Day Paint, is the top choice for interior home and office painting.  They specialize in a streamlined process that is fast and easy and takes the hassle out of painting your home and pride themselves in leaving your home clean and tidy, just as you left it.

Find out more about our process here or contact us today on 1800 663 329 or email info@onedaypaint.com.au

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