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Painting Kitchen Cabinets Boston Massachusetts

Do want new kitchen cabinets? Do you have the money for new kitchen cabinets? If the answer is no to the latter, dont worry we have a solution for you. Painting your cabinets can have a dramatic effect that even the wife will like!

Cabinets get beat up from cooking grease, grimy hands, slobbering little dogs, and kids that need a hockey net. Your best bet to save money and still have new looking cabinets , is to prep and paint your kitchen cabinets. New kitchen cabinets can cost atleast $4,000.00 and thats without installation.

The best way to start is to take your cabinet doors off, strip the hardware, and find a place to keep everything.Start by filling all holes or blemishes with a wood filler.Then start sanding your cabinets (make sure you have a mask on), you may need to start with a coarse sand paper at first and work your way down to a fine grit paper. A semi-gloss or hi-gloss will give you the best bang for your buck as far as durability goes. You want to paint at least two coats of paint with a light sand in betweeen each one. You can also buy new hinges and hardware and install those after you paint to enhance your freshly painted cabinets.

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Painting A Room For The First Time Boston Massachusetts

So your painting your first room and dont know where to even begin. The best thing to start with is what your painting, what colors you want to choose, and how much paint you'll need. You can do this by going on the color visualizer on have on the sight or get some samples and test them on different areas of the room. You can also take the measurements of your room and give them to your paint supplier and they will help you figure out how much you need.

The next step is prepping your room for paint. First timers should get low-adhesion tape and tape off all areas you are not painting. You also want to dust all surface off that have dirt/dust on them, sand down any rough spots, and fill any cracks or holes with caulking. Next, you want to cover all the floors with drop clothes.

After you have prepped everything its time to paint !! Take your time and set yourself up correctly. Your going to want to put some paint in a tray or bucket w/ a screeen, and also a small bucket or pot for your brush. Start cutting in all your areas with your brush. Lightly dip your brush in the paint and start to get a feel for things. after your done cutting everything in , its time to move on to the roller. Start by getting the roller cover completely covered with paint. You want to start at the bottom of the wall and roll upwards,roll everything out until all the walls are covered.

When your done and the paint dries, see if you need to do another coat. You can acheive this by following the same steps over again. Its usually best to paint two coats. Now you want to take your tape off, clean your brushes,roller,buckets, throw out your roller cover, and fold all your drop clothes up.

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Prepping Your Home for Exterior Paint Boston Massachusetts

The difference between an exterior paint job on a home that lasts, and one that doesn't, is prep work. Preparing your home for painting is a tough task that requires patience and diligence. A good painter should know that prep work should take you three times as long as painting and cleanup combined. Here’s how to properly prepare the exterior of your home for a fresh coat of paint.


Power wash your home. This will serve to remove any , mold, dirt, grime and loose paint that may be peeling or chipping off.Use a gel-based paint stripper and a putty knife to remove as much of the undercoat of old paint as you possibly can. Brush any excess loose paint with a wire brush, being sure, where possible to follow the grain of the siding. The goal of any paint preparation is to get as much of the previous paint job off as possible, leaving a clean, fresh surface on which to apply a fresh new coat of paint.Paint a primer coat over your home before applying the main paint or trim colors. Primer serves to provide a good undercoat for what color of paint you choose to apply. Once primed, there is good news: You are now ready to paint the exterior of your home in such a way that will last better than if you try to cut corners on prep work.

Our team would be more than happy to come take a look at your current painting project and go over the options that would best fit your homes needs. Please feel free to call us today for a free estimate !!
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