Prepping Your Space For New Custom Cabinetry!

Prepping Your Space For New Custom Cabinetry!

We are lucky to work with many skilled crafts people while helping our customers remodel their spaces with custom cabinetry.  Diane Harris is a talented painter we work with and we were happy to have her guest write this article for our newsletter.  We hope you enjoy!
Pretty Walls, More Than Pretty Colors

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You can have the nicest designer furniture coordinated with beautiful wall décor and paint color but if the walls themselves are of poor quality they will cheapen the overall look you are going for. Typically you don”t paint your walls monthly or even yearly so when you do consider taking the time and effort to improve their overall quality. Your home is an investment that should be handled with care.

Step 1 – Get to know your walls. Run your hand lightly over the entire wall surface. Make note of any dents, dings, scrapes, small holes and poor mud work. Scrap off the bumps and obstructions. You will be amazed with how many you find.

Step 2 – Fix the walls. Mix up some joint compound or buy casino online the pre-mix and fill in the dents, dings, scrapes, small holes and smooth out the poor mud work. Don”t apply too thick and feather it out to the surrounding area. Wait for it to dry. Joint compound will shrink a little while it dries so typically 2 coats are needed.

Step 3 – Sand the walls. This is an important step. Your goal is to make the repairs blend in with the surrounding area and not appear as party were built with a sucky 2012 and guaranteed a suckier 2013 conjecture market Intrade abruptly shut its doorways after auditors asked millions in obligations to deceased owner John Delaney online slots demonstrated a success with Italian bettors Glu Mobile released its first real-money gambling game with some help from Probability the Worldwide Arenas Poker Tour got another credibility boost thanks to Genting the Bodog Anonymous Poker Series made its subterranean debut and Tatjana Pasalic prowled the EPT London. bumps. Use your hand to feel if the surface is smooth and blended. I like to use 220 grit sand paper.

Step 4 – Clean your walls. Depending on how much repair and sanding you had to do you may want to consider vacuuming your walls with an industrial vacuum. *Joint compound creates a very fine dust that is damaging to your household vacuum. Otherwise use a slightly damp

rag/small towel to wipe off the sanded areas.

Step 5 – Paint your walls. To properly seal the walls prime them before painting or use a high quality self priming paint like Benjamin Moore Aura. Sealing the walls will ensure surface continuity which prevents the paint from absorbing differently over the repaired surfaces. When paint absorbs differently it causes flashing and you will see noticeable sheen differences over the repaired areas. Last but not least… applying 2 coats of paint will provide you the best coverage, protection, durability and color!

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