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Add Colour To Your Kitchen During A Lockdown

Add Colour To Your Kitchen During A Lockdown

Another day at home with my family. I decided to paint my kitchen in our new house. I didn’t like the plain white paint that was there, we needed a change. I had bought the paint from a SandtexPaints Experience Centre about two weeks ago. Due to the lockdown, I was going to have to paint my kitchen by myself. Well not exactly by myself, my husband was going to help me.

When I went to the SandtexPaints Experience Centre, the lady who attended to us was very friendly and gave me some invaluable tips. Of course I will share them with you:

Painting your kitchen will help bring a much-needed shine to it. Painting your kitchen is an easier project than painting your bedrooms or living rooms because you are dealing with a limited number of walls. Most of a kitchen’s wall space is occupied by base cabinets and wall cabinets. This small area of painting space requires extensive cleaning. For an unfurnished kitchen, use either a roller or a paint sprayer for the walls. For a furnished kitchen, use a roller on the large expanses of wall and a brush for the little strips, such as between the backsplash and the cabinets.

I was impressed with the knowledge this lady had about painting kitchens. She didn’t stop there she kept going telling us about the tools needed which were:

2 1/2-inch paintbrush

Paint Roller

Roller frame and roller cover

Paint tray and liner

Canvas drop cloth

Masking film

Painter’s tape

TSP (tri-sodium phosphate)

Random orbital sander and sandpaper of varying grits

Dust mask or respirator

Tack cloth

Shop vacuum

Soft, clean cotton rags

Paint

Paintbrush

She then went on to list the colours that would be suitable for kitchens:

Sandtex Flake Grey

Gray is a very common neutral colour being used in many homes. It is usually categorized as being too cold for comfort, however it depends on the shade. Best of all, it works remarkably well with a wide range of colours and is the perfect base to build upon in a kitchen. It also fantastic as a countertop or cabinet color.

Sandtex Lagoon Blue

Blue is another colour that works well in kitchens. When lighter shades of blue are used, they can create a crisp, clean look and are recommended for walls, cabinets, or even the ceiling. Blue is an energizing colour but must be used in small doses; otherwise it can dominate a room. Dark shades of blue also work well in kitchens, but it’s important to balance it with neutral colours such as white and gray otherwise it will feel too intense and dark.

Sandtex Trade Yellow

Yellow shines like the sun instantly brightening up a room. Yellow is a colour that is believed to make people hungry, and make people feel calm and happy in your kitchen.  It has a strong calming effect and works well for small spaces making rooms feel bigger and brighter. Just like blue yellow goes well with  white and gray accents.

Sandtex Spring Leaf

Green is a wise colour to use in the kitchen. Like the three colours we have just seen, green has many shades to choose from such as Sandtex leaf green and apple green.  Again these too pair well with the neutral colours like white and brown.

At last I and my husband decided to go with Sandtex Lagoon Blue for our kitchen. We also bought two  paint rollers, Paint tray, masking tape and prepared the kitchen for painting the next day by covering the floors and taping plastic bags over door handles.

We chose a weekend to start painting, my husband and I started as early as 7 am to start painting following the tips that we were given by the lady at the SandtexPaints Experience Center.

By 2 pm we were done with painting. The walls looked great. We took pictures and posted them on instagram and decided to start a blog on how to paint your house during a lockdown.

 

 

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