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Kitchen Cabinet Painting Issues
Hello everyone, it’s Joe from the picky painters in Berea, Ohio. I want to jump on today to make another quick video. Hopefully, you’re not getting tired of hearing from me. But I want to go over the top five problems you can have with your kitchen cabinet painting or refinishing projects.
1 . Regular Paint Used for Cabinet Painting
So the number one thing I see is that people use regular paint on their cabinets. Some paints can hold up but are not intended to be touched daily. The oils in your hand get on them. Then the paint can wear off around the door pulls, you know, being such high touch areas. But that’s solved when using a good product. We use the actual KCMA-certified product made for kitchen cabinets for our process.
Some companies even market free touch-ups for life, and trust me. You’re going to need them! Especially if you have little kids or anyone rough on the cabinets that need to be touched up. Maybe a half-hour or an hour a year won’t be enough. The colors generally are not going to match correctly.
2. Uncured paint on Kitchen Cabinets
And then another problem I see a lot is paint. It’s not fully cured. Extended curing times can happen more often with dark colors, especially blacks and deep blues, which are popular. Dark color affects some products more than others and slows the curing process. I’ve experienced and heard this from other pros, but I won’t mention the specific products.
3. Products that do not dry or cure hard enough
You want something that will dry hard and have an excellent film barrier. The stuff we use, we have to mix, and it has a 24-hour cure time, so the stuff dries like concrete. You will not be able to stick your fingernail into it once completed. So this is one of the other significant issues you can have with Kitchen Cabinet Painting.
4. Paint Fumes and Dust Going Throughout the home
Another reason I hear is the paint fumes or dust particles getting throughout people’s homes. I don’t know any companies using an air scrubber or negative air machine the way we are. We quarantine off the kitchen and use an air scrubber that moves 1000 cubic feet of air per minute. Air scrubbers work so well you can stand outside the work area, and you won’t even smell the fumes from our product.
5. Not having a furniture grade smooth finish
Then the number five reason kind of relates to the last one indirectly. If you have a company paint them by hand or with a brush or roller, they will wind up with a stipple texture and brush marks. Maybe even some fuzz or dirt in the finish. But even with the best finishing process, if you’re not using air scrubber dust, it will land on your cabinet doors and make them unsmooth!
We didn’t make all of them, but we always learn from our mistakes! Watch the videos for more details and rambling from me!
So those are the top five reasons I hear from people having problems with their kitchen cabinets. If you’ve had some other ones, which there are, but if you’ve had some other issues, maybe you don’t know what happened. You can go ahead and shoot me an email at Joe@pickypainters.com or go ahead and comment below wherever you find this video. And I will try to get back to you, or maybe you’ll give me a reason to make a new video, so alright, thanks for watching. I will see you again soon.