Managing Expectations About Repainting Kitchen Cabinets

When you look at before, and after pictures in all the kitchen decorating magazines and websites, you can get your hopes up too high.  Keep in mind that these pictures have been taken from the best possible angle, with the best possible lighting, and probably have had photoshop work done to them. When you decide to paint your kitchen cabinets yourself, don’t set yourself up for disappointment. Realize nothing is as perfect as a magazine photo. Learn more facts here.

Wood Grain

Professional cabinet painters can tell you that wood grains will show through.  When your cabinets were just stained, you probably enjoyed the wood grain.  But when you paint the cabinets, you expected the wood grain to be covered.  However, the grain will show through when you look at your cabinets in certain lights and at certain angles.  It’s more obvious after the paint dries.  Read about Hybrid Enamel Paint on Kitchen Cabinets here.

Time Commitment

When people get ready to repaint their cabinets, they usually figure they can get it done on a weekend. Unless your kitchen is the size of a postage stamp, this isn’t going to happen.  There is so much prep work involved; you should expect the job to take about a week.