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Painting Kitchen Walls that are Already Painted


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You just got a house and the kitchen walls have previous paint or you just feel tired looking at that old painting job your kitchen has. You can paint over the old color with some tips and tricks found in this article. 

Painting kitchen walls tends to be a simpler task than painting bedrooms or living rooms, because of the limited amount of wall space. Most of the wall space is occupied with cabinets. 

But what if your significant other decides to tell you one day that the bright-colored kitchen walls are not anymore their favorite and they want a change? How are you going to lay that white upon that burnt orange brick-colored wall? Here’s how our tips will come in handy.

Painting Kitchen Walls that are Already Painted

  • Clean up prep before.

The first prepping step is to clean the walls for any stains so the paint job you will do will not appear patchy and uneven. Also, these stains or impurities can affect the way the painting sticks to the walls and act as a barrier. If they affect the new painting job, this will lead to future flaking. Be aware of mold stains, since the kitchen tends to be a moist and humid space with warmer temperatures than the rest of the house because of the cooking that takes place there. Don’t damage the walls with chemical cleaning solutions. 

Check the wall for any cracked areas and flaked previous paint and lightly scrape to make sure the surface is smooth and clean. The flaky texture will affect the finished results. For any nail holes or other cracks use plaster to fill them in. if necessary, sand down the entire wall if you feel like it’s very messy for another new paint job on top. 

  • Consider if you should prime or not. 

Whether it needs it or not, it’s always a good idea to prime for the best results. The primer will ensure you that the paint will be sealed and not going anywhere. Also, will affect the paint vibrance. If the color change will be of very different colors, you sure will need a primer. One coat of primer will do the job perfectly but if the change will be dramatic you might need two coats. 

  • Tape. 

Use painter’s tape to avoid messy lines or bleeding and windows or doors being splashed. 

  • Roll. 

Make sure the roller is well coated before you start painting but not too much to avoid dripping and make sure to not miss any areas. If there are corners that the roller can’t get into, try using a smaller brush for details. Coat evenly and don’t make it patchy.

  • Second coat.

After you finish the first coat let it dry and see the results to find out where the color needs extra work. After it’s dried go for the second coat to seal the deal. Be careful not to use too much paint for a smoother finish. 

As for a conclusion, painting is kind of fun if you feel creative, but also can be a pain if you don’t prepare the space and yourself beforehand. In case you think it’s hard and overwhelming to DIY-it for any reason, then the best thing you can do is hire professional painters to do the job. They will be more than happy to help you. 

JXF Painting Services will help you.

For more than two decades in this field, what we have done is only dreams and visions of our clients in Toronto come to life. We are more than happy to guide our customers into the best experience in the market. Our work has always been considered as high-quality and worth the payment. Every project given to us is treated with responsibility. All the painting jobs done are cured to details. Our team makes sure that the outcome will be incomparable. They are not only qualified for residential and commercial painting, but also for any kind of renovations from very small jobs to installing new kitchens and more. We try to have the best customer service and to listen in detail to every idea and opinion that our client has. For more detailed information, suggestions and prices please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via phone at (647) 889-7967. 

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