Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 19:45:11 PM. Kitchen Islands. By Salbatora Marín.
Paint can work wonders on your walls, but painting kitchen islands is a great way to give furniture and other areas of your home a facelift too.
While the size of your space will ultimately determine if a kitchen island with seating will work, even the coziest kitchen might be able to accommodate an island with enough room for a small pair of bar stools pulled up to a breakfast bar or counter-height chairs on either side.
Before you begin painting, apply an oil-based primer to all of the surfaces and let it dry for 24 hours. Once it's dry, use a sanding pad to remove any visible brush marks and wipe cabinetry clean. Using oil-based paint, apply two coats of paint, letting each one dry for 24-36 hours. You can also lightly sand the surfaces before applying the second coat. Let the paint dry for 48 hours before removing the masking paper and reinstalling the drawers, door fronts and hardware.
Painting a kitchen island is a big project, but the final result will be worth it. Before you begin painting, you‵ll need to remove all the hardware from the cabinets on your island. Store the hardware you remove from each drawer or cabinet in a separate plastic bag and label them to speed things up when it comes time to reassemble everything. This will also prevent you from losing any important nails or screws.