If you are interested in repainting
your kitchen cabinets then black
color is a good option as it makes the cabinets stand apart and
gives a sophisticated look to the kitchen. Painting
kitchen cabinets black not only makes the kitchen look spacious
but also makes it look stylish and rustic whether it is traditional
or contemporary. Black kitchen cabinets are the new rage and can
make your cabinetry distinguished from the normal cabinetry.
your kitchen has lots of windows and is large sized, then black
cabinets would just work perfectly and make it look spacious. In
fact, it will enhance the look of your kitchen. It is not even necessary
to paint all the cabinets black, you can
make a nice contrast with black and white that gives a striking
color scheme as well as a modern touch.
How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Black
If you have decided to paint your kitchen cabinets black, first
clean them properly
and wipe away all the grim and dirt either with a soft cloth or
a scrub that is slightly wet. You might want to clean the cabinets
with ammonia based cleaner to clear off grease or any remaining
residue from them. Secondly, if the cabinet wood finish or old paint
is glossy and smooth, a mild sanding will be needed. This will ensure
that the surface is rough before you apply another color so that
the new paint can easily stick onto the cabinets.
you are done with sanding the cabinets, clean them with water and
soap. When they have dried, apply painting tape to the edges of
the cabinets, on the floor, counter tops, walls and other surfaces
to prevent paint
from getting into places where you do not want it to go.
Now you are ready to put the first coat of black paint or primer.
For black paint, it is advised that you use grey or black primer
to save time and money. At least two coats of primer should
be applied; allow it to dry, this usually takes at least 4 hours.
Primer is important as it sticks really well with the cabinet surface
and helps to protect the paint in case of any damage. If the previous
paint color of your kitchen cabinets
was also black, you can skip the primer, but if you are changing
their color, primer is necessary.
Once the primer has dried, start painting the cabinet
doors. Try to use easy and steady strokes while painting. Apply
at least 3 to 4 coats of black paint and leave it to dry for at
least 24 hours.
Black cabinets look great in a kitchen that has a light colored décor. Everything black would just darken your kitchen and make it look dull and dreary. Thus, before painting your kitchen cabinets black, have a good look at your kitchen and decide what will be the best option for you!