One way to brighten up your kitchen is to give it a new coat of paint. But we’ve discovered a brand new paint that you can use to not only brighten up dingy old cabinets, but it can also be used to paint your refrigerator, vent-a-hood and even counter tops!
The paint is called Integrity Refinishing Coatings. You can hire a Miracle Method painting contractor in your area to do the job or you can do it yourself. Here’s how.
* High volume low pressure spray gun
* Respirator (to protect against paint fumes)
* Palm sander
* Integrity Refinishing Coatings primer, paint
* Chemical cleaners (included in the kit)
* Masking tape
The key to a fine paint job is good preparation. Take the chemical cleaners and apply to every surface you’re going to paint. The chemical cleaner serves two functions in the miracle refinishing method: 1) it cleans and de-greases cabinets, appliances and countertops, and 2) it lays down a chemical bonding agent that will chemically react with the paint to form a tough, long lasting factory finish.
Once you’ve cleaned your surfaces, you need to sand them down before you paint. Sanding slightly “roughs up” the surfaces and will help the paint bond better. Use a palm sander for this job. A palm sander vibrates instead of rotates and this will help you to avoid creating an uneven surface as you prepare the area. Once you’ve sanded all the surfaces, take some paper and masking tape to cover any areas you don’t want painted. If you’re painting around adishwasher, be sure and mask it off from the inside out. In other words, you want to tape completely around the seals so they are not painted.
Integrity Refinishing Coating is an acrylic polymer paint. The chemical reaction created in this painting process produces a beautiful but tough finish that will last for years. It can be used to refinish kitchens, countertops, bathtubs and even tile. Consumers can choose whatever color they like to create the look they want.
Follow the directions for mixing the primer, pour the miracle refinishing method in the paint pot and hook up the spray rig. It’s always a good idea however to test the rig in the garage or yard on a piece of paper or scrap wood to make sure your air pressure and paint flow are correct.
Once you’ve tested the rig, you’re ready to paint. Take the wand of the spray rig and starting at the top of the surface you’re painting, spray back and forth. When you get tot he edge of the surface you’re painting, release the trigger of the spray gun before you start your next pass. This will greatly reduce the risk of overspray that can cause the paint to run. For a smooth application, with each new pass, overlap about ¼ of the previous pass.
The miracle refinishing method requires one coat of primer and two coats of paint. It takes about 30 minutes for each application to dry and then 24 hours for the chemical bonding to finish. The result is you get a factory finish and a bright new kitchen for relatively little cost. For example, a typical custom replacement in the kitchen (cabinets, countertops, appliances) costs $15,000. Hiring a contractor, by contrast, will cost you $2500, or less than $500 (including the $35 rental for the spray rig) if you do it yourself with Integrity Refinishing Coatings.