The necessary equipment to redo the painting of the kitchen: zoom on the paint rollers
To give your kitchen a facelift, repainting is an excellent option. You should, however, prepare the necessary tools such as paint rollers, trays, brushes, etc.
Paint rollers are a must if you want a clean, even finish, but as there is different models of paint rollers in the market, it is not always easy to know which one to choose. Textured anti-drip mini-roller, short or long short or long fiber rollers, special floor roller… everything will depend on your needs and the result you want to obtain.
Paint rollers are particularly suitable for kitchen renovations as they quickly cover large areas such as walls, floors or ceilings. You will also find smaller models that will help you repaint your kitchen doors and windows faster.
Choose your paint roller according to the desired rendering
To know which roller to choose, you must first of all consider the type of coating and the rendering that you want to obtain. Use a short fiber paint roller to repaint the smooth surfaces of your kitchen.
For rougher surfaces, opt for long fiber rollers. Also, if you want to apply acrylic paint to kitchen walls, for example, go for a microfiber or polyamide high nap roller.
If you are choosing an oil paint for your kitchen, give preference to foam rollers. The foam rollers are thus suitable for the application of glycero paint. Avoid using this type of roller with a water-based paint to avoid the appearance of microbubbles on the surface of your paint.
Take into account the composition materials when choosing the paint roller
To choose the right paint roller for your kitchen remodeling, you have a choice of the mini rollers or the larger standard size rollers. The width of your roller will indeed depend on the surface you wish to paint. For a large ceiling or a floor, rolls of 18 to 25 cm are generally used. For more precision and for finishes, small models (4 or 11cm) will be preferred.
Be sure to replace the sleeves from time to time. Indeed, over time, your sleeve will lose effectiveness and will tend to lose its fibers. In addition, the paint roller is also chosen according to its composition materials.
The lacquer roller
This type of roller is often made of flocked foam. It can also be in mohair, velvet or even polyamide. Thanks to its 12 mm fibers, the lacquer roller is particularly suitable for repainting wooden elements in your kitchen, using acrylic lacquers.
The anti-drip paint roller
It has fibers about 12mm long. Commonly referred to as a universal roller, the anti-drip roller is suitable for the application of all acrylic paints.
The printing roller, undercoats and fixers
This type of long-pile knitted polyester roller can be used for all types of paints, on regular and irregular surfaces. It is this type of tool that will be recommended for printing paint, undercoats and fixers.
The honeycomb roll
This type of roller is especially suitable for plaster painting. The honeycomb roller is also perfect for painting a rough surface in your kitchen.
The choice of paint to renovate your kitchen
Choosing paint for your kitchen remodel is far from easy. In addition to choosing the right paint for the walls, you can also repaint your furniture to spruce up the room.
Kitchen furniture is in great demand on a daily basis and therefore requires ultra-resistant paint. To avoid scratches and chipping, make a cross on the multi-support paint. This type of paint is not among the best options in terms of adhesion. Instead, opt for paints specially designed for the kitchen or bathroom. Lacquers are also an interesting alternative thanks to their resistance to splashes and friction.
You will also find paintings suitable for wooden furniture. This type of renovation product is suitable for laminate and melamine. Regarding glass cupboard doors in the kitchen, you can also paint them by first applying a special undercoat for tiles or glass.
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Paint for the kitchen: which finish to choose?
For damp rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom, acrylic paint is still a great choice. It is less toxic, less odorous and easy to maintain since it is washable with water. On the other hand, you can also opt for a satin finish for better resistance. The satin appearance is resistant to grease, heat and all the aggressions of the kitchen. It also ensures greater durability.
The glossy finish is also an optimal choice for renovating your kitchen furniture. Obtaining this aspect is however more demanding since it is necessary to have a very smooth surface. Otherwise, the glossy finish paint may highlight imperfections in your walls or kitchen furniture.
As for the velvet paint, it remains very popular for the kitchen. However, you must bet on a washable version. On the other hand, the mat is to be avoided for your kitchen. If you want to have matt at all costs, the place to choose is the ceiling.
Repaint the splashback and kitchen furniture
Since the kitchen furniture is the heart of the room, you can paint it to create the mood you want. Be sure to choose a shade that contrasts with the color of the walls to make it stand out and bring perspective to the room. Do not hesitate to apply a bright color if you want a warm atmosphere. For a more industrial style, go for shades of gray.
If you decide to renovate your kitchen with sober and classic colors, you can also look at the splashback. Repaint some tiles in a bright shade to add more cheerfulness to the room. Concrete gray or even black shades will also add a very original touch.