Refreshing your kitchen with paint can be the best way to make it look as good as new, at a fraction of the cost.

ESTIMATED TIME

A day

  • The time taken will depend on the condition of the walls and how many coats they will need.
  • Allow at least 2 hours between coats.

MATERIALS

Here's what you're going to need:

 

STEPS

  1. Choose a colour scheme for your kitchen. Check out our colour charts for ideas on the colour themes for your space.
  2. Pick your chosen colour of Taubmans Endure Kitchen and Bathroom paint. Use our paint calculator to make sure you have enough paint on hand. Your kitchen may already have cabinets taking up floor and wall space, but make sure you have enough paint to cover all the walls as if it were an empty room. You can always reuse the extra paint for touch-ups.
  3. Clean all the surfaces to be painted. Kitchens see a lot of usage and most likely the walls will need thorough cleaning. Make sure to clean the areas above and around the stove, oven and counters, removing any signs of grease. Remember to clean the door and window trims as well.
  4. Apply masking tape to the door and window trims before painting the walls. Lay a drop sheet on the floor. Drape large objects such as cabinets, appliances, and tables with plastic drop sheets.
  5. If the walls have been previously painted and the paint is in good, clean condition, they may not need a primer. Unpainted plasterboard, bare wood, and painted surfaces in poor condition should be primed. Apply Taubmans® 3 in 1 Prep Primer Sealer Undercoat with a roller on large areas and use the brush for cutting in smaller and hard-to-reach areas.
  6. Now we can begin painting. Start by cutting in the walls with a well-coated paint brush. Work along the wall edges, joins between the wall and ceilings and around door and window frames in sections. Then pour a small amount of paint in the tray, soak the roller cover, and thoroughly roll out the excess. Roll over large sections of the wall, about 4 x 4 feet at a time.
  7. Let the first coat of paint dry for at least 2 hours. Then apply your second coat. Depending on the condition of your walls, you may need a third coat for best results.

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