Question by  bobbobsson (24)

What is there to consider before I repaint a kitchen?

I only get one chance to paint it right.


Answer by  Chupacabra (174)

Kitchens tend to have a large amount of oil and grease that gets deposited on the walls. It is very important to remove this oily residue in order to have good paint adhesion. It would be best to wash the walls with TSP and prime the surface with something like Kilz before applying a new coat of paint.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

I would make sure that you are painting it the color you want and it is going to match really well. Look at all the colors you have currently and make a choice than.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Don't use flat paint. Use semi-gloss or gloss so you are able to wipe any stains off the wall. If you use flat paint it will take the paint off.


Answer by  WinterWind (111)

Appliance, flooring, countertop, and cabinet colors should always be considered when choosing paint for the kitchen. Ensure all defects in the walls are repaired and use a semi-gloss finish.


Answer by  belle2714 (361)

Remember that the kitchen gets a lot of water and heat. You want something that cleans easily and is relaxing.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Do not use flat paint, you cannot wash it. Use a semi-gloss paint for the walls. You want to be able to wash it. Trim on gloss.

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