Upcycle rather than replace

Upcycle rather than replace

Reuse, rework, recycle. These are all the latest buzzwords, and for good reason. In a throw-away society, we need to start thinking about reusing and upcycling what we already have, rather than always ripping out and replacing our out-of-date interiors with the latest, newest trend. A simple coat of paint can work wonders in your home, and there are a number of excellent paint and interior companies in Calgary that you can rely on for expert cabinet painting advice.

The cabinets in your home, whether they’re kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets or living room display cabinets, suffer from day-to-day wear and tear that can make them look old and tired before their time. If there is good quality material beneath the dings and scratches then don’t dump them, give them a new lease on life with a coat of good quality paint. With the myriad of new paints and paint products on the market, ranging from chalk paint to acrylic urethane paint, you can easily transform and update your old cabinets.

You can either buy all the supplies you need individually at your local hardware or home improvement store, or you can buy an all-in-one surfacing kit manufactured especially for painting cabinets. If you opt to buy all the materials at your local store, you will need 100% acrylic or oil-based paints plus stripping and cleaning materials, drop cloths, primer, sandpaper, brushes, painters tape, and sugar soap. Painting kits have a distinct advantage because they include pretty much everything you need. But of course, you always pay for convenience, so they are more expensive than a trip to your local home improvement store. You need to decide what works best for you.

Before you dive headfirst into a cabinet paint makeover, just be aware that this is not an overnight job and you need to put aside enough time to do it properly. Be realistic, and if you don’t have the time or expertise, hire a professional Calgary cabinet painting company.

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