The best way to improve the appearance of a kitchen is by painting the cabinets or refinishing the cabinets. Renovating kitchen cabinets is an inexpensive and cost-effective method of changing the look of a kitchen. One thing homeowners need to know to do it yourself is that they need to remove grease from existing kitchen cabinets.
Grease or oil residue is the fastest contaminant that will cause a paint or stain to fail. Oil stains can prevent paint or stain from adhering properly to kitchen cabinets. Removing grease and cooking resin from kitchen cabinets will go a long way towards the longevity of new finishes. Also, it is easier to clean your cabinets with the doors removed and put them in a safe place.
The first thing in the kitchen cabinet cleaning process is to remove all hardware from the cabinets and doors. Removing the hardware will prevent grease and water from settling behind the hinges and the door knows what could be a problem later.
There are a few things necessary to clean cabinets of major kitchen pollutants. The list of items needed would be scotch pads, any strong degreasing solution, sponges, towels, and a clean 3-gallon bucket.
Scouring pads are needed to scrub cabinets to help pull contaminants out from under the grain. Some people like to spray degreaser on their cabinets and others like to pour a little degreaser into a bucket and dilute the solution with water according to the amount of grease deposits accumulated in their kitchen cabinets.
Once the cabinets have been sponge cleaned and cleaned, pour clean water into the 3 gallon bucket and soak the sponge. Once the sponge is soaked, squeeze it out and wipe all the degreaser off your cabinets and doors. Once you have removed all the cleaning solution from your cabinets, you want to repeat the cleaning process at least 2 times. Preferably, you want to clean your cabinets at least 3 times.
Cleaning kitchen cabinets thoroughly is the best way to ensure that you will have the proper adhesion for your paint finish. Using the proper cleaning products and removing all contaminants is especially important before moving on to the next stage.
You will need to do a test run before moving on to the next phase to make sure you have removed all the grease and oil from your cabinets. An oil test kit can be purchased at your local paint store for about $ 50 at the time of writing.