Want to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Black?
Wanting to modernize, updating your kitchen cabinets in Denver, paint cabinets Black? Items to consider before painting your cabinetry, ensuring a delightful and upscale, modern decor, offering the most luxurious and high-end finishes within the home. Best Tips before
going all out, painting your kitchen cabinets Black. Knowing most kitchen cabinets are painted White, and finding the very best White paint is high on the list of considerations. Reading both articles, you too will be an expert painting kitchen cabinets.
Tips For Painting Black Cabinets Ensures Deep Lasting, Enjoyable Finish
Several ideas to put forth, hoping to put forth, before actually buying your first gallon of Black paint.
The first question and tip that comes to mind is, does Black go well with your current decorations in your Denver home?
Black Kitchen Cabinets Compliments Current Decor
Many homes possess darker finishes today. Adding Black into the home can be just as rewarding, and complimentary as painting trim White. Having a rich, professional look, which Black offers, if done properly. Black trim is just as inviting in a home, as over having a glass of wine, after a days worth of work. Matching most current decors, Black trim and cabinetry offers your guests a rewarding atmosphere.
Deciding on which Black color you want to go with, a good rule of thumb would be place your Black color chip, or even better, a larger draw-down sample next to say your dining room furniture, your counter-top, back-splash, plumbing fixtures, flooring, etc. If you see just a hint of Black in those, you can bet Black cabinets in your kitchen will be a nice enhancement, providing it is the right sheen or finish. Having a deep hint of Red in your Black, offers even more unique color choices to consider.
Another item to consider is the darker the color, the smaller the room will appear. Darkening up walls, ceilings, and of course trim including cabinets will make the appearance of a smaller room. So, if your home is of a larger scale, darker colors work the best. If your home and kitchen is that of a smaller footprint, lighter colors are suggested, giving the appearance of more room and openness. Darker colors lend to be more professional, high-end, entertaining. Ever gone to a Ballroom or a fancy 5 Star restaurant? Bet those cabinets were of a dark nature, giving way to candles, and indirect lighting. Therefore, would have to conclude Black kitchen cabinets are on the romantic side of things.
Speaking of lighting, knowing this will darken up the room considerably, good idea to know if you have enough light available. With the top picture above, the corner essentially has 4 windows to allow natural lighting during the day. This was important the homeowner considered, before making final decision to paint the cabinets black, which worked out well.
Painting kitchen cabinets is a very smart idea, if you have quality cabinets in place, wanting to update your kitchen. If your cabinets are all wood, plywood bottoms, and not particle board, a good candidate to have them painted. However, all cabinets can be painted properly. Cabinet painting is typically two thirds the cost of new ones, followed by one third the cost of refacing. So if your happy with the cabinets themselves, just wanting to update, no need to incur the total expense of replacing with brand new cabinets. This became a painting trend by 2005, as most everyone started watching what they spent, from that point forward.
Interior paint sheen & finishes being important to decide; Include Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Pearl, Semi-gloss, High-gloss, depending upon the paint manufacture. Flat having no sheen, moving down the list to High-gloss having the most. Would stay away from Flat, Matte, & Eggshell for cabinetry, as applied right, will bond and hold, but will look dull, and not recommended for regular cleaning day in and day out with only a damp cloth.
- Flat - Used normally on ceilings, having no paint sheen
- Matte - Similar to Flat, feels a bit smoother to touch
- Eggshell - Appears like Flat from a distance, but touching feels like Satin
- Satin - Contains the slightest paint sheen, very durable on walls
- Pearl - Typical to Satin, not near the sheen as Semi-gloss, can be used on trim
- Semi-gloss - Normally on trim, doors, handrails, woodwork includes all cabinetry
- High-gloss - Anything you wish to bring attention to, ''Hey, look at me!''
One more reason not having a duller paint finish is your wanting to show-off cabinets to yourself and others. Best way to do this is having a higher gloss paint finish. More expensive, harder to work with, which is why the majority Have mentioned in other articles, the best procedure applying this paint you have chosen is by spray. Spraying kitchen cabinets is similar to a car finish down to the slightest detail.
Important Tips, Tinting Primers Before Painting Cabinets Black
Another important tip before painting cabinets especially Black, is tinting your primer first. Having a grey high bonding primer will not only bond to your cabinetry properly, being a Must, but will allow Black finish coats to lay properly, having more consistency for a deep dark paint finish. I cannot stress this enough, using a high bonding primer, as this is the utmost importance, insuring your finish coats will adhere, so I've underlined this.
When painting kitchen cabinets White, best to use primer right out of the can, pure White, with no tint needed. This is a trick most painting contractors use, making the final outcome superb.
- Below is Our List of Tasks, Painting Kitchen Cabinets Black
- Leave Cabinet Doors and Drawers in Place
Doors and drawer fronts must be painted, and if you remove from hinges, you have to rehang somewhere to paint all surfaces, so the idea of taking doors off, requires even more work you have in front of you.
- Clean All Future Paint Surfaces with a Lacquer Thinner
Wiping down with a premium Lacquer Thinner removes all contaminates including oils, grease, and particulates hard to see with a naked eye.
- Wiping Dry with Clean Cloth
Lacquer Thinners dry very quickly, but wiping down with a clean cloth is best.
- Mask every Detail Not Wishing to Have Paint
Spraying kitchen cabinets, every spot, edge not masked will be painted, so be very detailed with this section. Using a sharp razor knife, cutting excess tape is best.
- Spray Primer
See Above. Allowing to dry overnight, 24 hours dry time. Very important, allowing primers to Grab to varnish, and slick surfaces.
- Spray Finish Coats
Painting Black cabinets and trim by spraying for best paints, 2 coats, wet on dry. Normally allowing each coat to dry overnight.
- Unmask Kitchen Cabinets
Carefully pull away plastic, tape, and masking paper, as new fresh paint is tender. Take your time with this, using razor knife to your benefit.
Can I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding?
Yes you can! All cabinets in your kitchen and bathrooms having a lacquered, sealer, or varnish finish requires no sanding whatsoever. Does require a very detailed cleaning, no matter how discriminate and clean the cook is. Oils from cooking, tiny splatters must all be removed before any primer and paint is applied. You will be in the best of hands purchasing this primer, developed back in the early 90's, just for this reason. Painting cabinets without having to scuff sand the slick varnish first. Doing all your prep work which entails cleaning and masking is probably 90% of the job. Once you have that completed, spraying this XIM high bonding primer on your cabinets first, will ensure you are doing it right, without even having to sand!
UMA’s advanced technology has both primer and adhesive-like properties. A quick drying, white bonding primer / sealer that provides excellent adhesion. Can be tinted. for tough-to-paint surfaces: glass, tile, Formica, metals, many plastics, wood and other construction materials including Kynar® and silicone polyester pre-coated siding.
Best Cabinet Paints Available Painting Kitchen Cabinets Black
Using the very best paints available for your Black cabinets, will ensure many years of enjoyment. Cabinet paints recommended below, ensures a quality kitchen cabinet painting job from the get-go. Having many years of durability, proper adhesion and leveling will look like those cabinets were painted in the factory, having a hard car finish, and not some fly-by-night painting job. We have painted many kitchen and bathroom cabinets over the years for our clientele, and not one warranty question speaks highly.
ProClassic® Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel is a tough and durable coating that enhances the look of doors, trim, cabinets and furniture. Excellent adhesion, flow, and leveling, non-yellowing and a unique wet and dry hide makes ProClassic® a perfect choice.
A premium quality, waterborne alkyd paint that offers a full line of durable high-end finishes ideal for doors, trim and cabinetry.
Hope you've enjoyed reading our experience painting kitchen cabinets Black, knowing this is a tremendous amount of work for any painting contractor involved pulling this off professionally, as we have done so countless times over the years. Would like to hear your comments below, modernizing and updating your Denver kitchen. Inviting you to share & leave comments below!