Painting your kitchen is the least expensive you can get at home improvement this part of the house. Through painting your countertops a new shade or by merely repainting them with the same color, your kitchen boasts with a complete new appearance. Painted kitchens are an interesting new section in your home.

Whatever your reasons, such as you’re selling the house, the paint on the countertops and walls are coming off, cracked or plainly needs a new layer of paint, or perhaps you just like a fresh new appearance for the kitchen, there are several pointers to take into account. If you are in the DIY mode of painting your kitchen, the easy task will appear a little too complex especially if you don’t have the slightest idea of what type of paints to buy. The secrets in getting your desired outcome are using the best products and cleaning the countertops and the wall thoroughly prior to painting them. An oil based primer will allow the paint to adhere better as well as conceal any remaining colors on the countertops and walls so that they don’t show through the paint. After cleaning the surfaces for painting, they are now all set for the primer coat. Do not forget the primer coat must be dried totally before going on the succeeding step. If it has dried up, you can now put on the first coat which usually dries in an hour, after which you can add one more coat and the succeeding coats too.

Bespoke kitchens, more particularly your do-it-yourself painting, need not be expensive. There are three types of paint you can select from: latex, oil, and epoxy. Latex is the cheapest yet it will mostly call for a new painting job once in every two to five years depending on the abrasion you put on it. Latex will create a flat color but a clean polish. Oil, however, is to some extent more expensive than latex but it can lessen water damage. Epoxy is the most expensive of the three types of paint but it is also the most long-lasting, plus it will provide your kitchen a polished look.

You can also play with the colors that go well with your elegance. You can match the old look of the kitchen by simply using the same colors and shades or you can also build a completely different look. If you have a Victorian kitchen, you can repaint it in the same traditional colors. Just remember to match the colors with the motif of your kitchen. You can go for vintage blues, reds, and greens for the country style and grays, beiges, or shades of taupes for the modern touch. With these ideas, you are now ready to begin your painting chore so wear those overalls and get on with it.

Article under Kitchen Design by Frank Sloan