“I’ve chipped my cupboard door! Can you advise on how to paint cabinets in solid oak kitchens?” Question of the Week 25.09.16
“I’ve chipped my cupboard door! Can you advise on how to paint cabinets in solid oak kitchens?”
Our latest ‘Question of the Week’ was sent in by Jo in Exeter, who has accidentally chipped the paintwork on her wooden cabinet frontals.
“I love the look and quality of your solid oak kitchens and was thrilled to finally buy one last year. I am now having some renovations completed in other areas of the house, and – unfortunately – during all the building work one of the solid oak cupboard doors has been chipped! I want to repair it so that it looks as good as new, can you offer me any advice on how to re-paint my cabinets, please?”
Thank you for sending in your query – it is such a shame to hear that one of your cabinets has been damaged. Never fear, though: re-painting kitchen cabinets is a simple process, meaning that you can restore your frontals to their former glory in no time at all.
HOW TO REPAIR DAMAGED PAINTWORK ON OAK CABINET DOORS:
- First, you will need to source a 100ml Farrow & Ball sample pot of paint in the same colour originally used to paint your cabinet fronts. If you cannot recall the shade, you can identify it using a Farrow & Ball Colour Card, which contains a swatch of all the shades in their existing range. Alternatively, please get in touch with our sales team, who should be able to track your order to find out the colour used.
- Next, use fine, 240-grit sandpaper to gently sand the area until smooth (this action will prevent a distinguishable line forming between the old and new paint).
- Clean the cupboard door using a soft cloth and a solution of warm water and washing-up liquid. This will remove any dust created during the sanding process, as well as any existing dirt or grease.
- Finally, using a small, high-quality paint brush, apply three thin layers of paint to the sanded area, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats.
If you discover that the damage has resulted in a chip in the wood itself, rather than just the paintwork, we have a handy Chipped Cabinet Repair Guide, which offers plenty of advice on returning your cabinets to as-new condition.
We hope this helps, Jo, and please do contact us if you have any further queries regarding any aspect of your solid wood kitchen.
The Team @ Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets
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