When you’re looking to improve the look of your home, your kitchen may be one of many prime candidates as it were — and once you have done something like making your kitchen cabinets look better, you very well should give it a good inspection to ensure that all went well with what you did, whether it’s painting or otherwise changing the look or structure of the cabinets.
Making these kinds of inspections is also a good idea outside of the context of having just done work on the cabinets — it may even be good to check up on the cabinets annually to make sure that they are doing well and don’t need any work.
One of the first things that you can do is to ensure that the hardware is not painted – it’s one of the things that can easily happen if you don’t take the time to remove the hardware prior to painting your kitchen cabinets.
If there’s any possibility that the hardware was not fully removed prior to the painting process, you should inspect the hardware after the painting is complete to see if there is any paint on the hardware itself — and if there is, it’s sometimes better to take care of it sooner after the paintwork is done than later after the paint has had a chance to set.
In part of the process of updating kitchen cabinets, it’s often necessary to remove the doors and drawers.
This is the case because sometimes it’s easier to work on the cabinet when you have removed them — and it’s sometimes even easier to take care of the drawers only when they are removed from the cabinets, for example.
An important thing that you should do is to ensure that the doors and drawers were put back on correctly — for if they were not, it’s well worth taking steps to get them corrected.
Another thing you should do to inspect your kitchen cabinets is to make sure that the paint on the exterior is quite smooth.
This is an important part of the inspection as you’re going to realize that with any good painting project, you will see that if it was well done it will be smooth once it is finished.
While you are looking over the cabinets to ensure that the paint is fully smooth and doesn’t have any issues there, you’re going to need to check it all over to see that the paint coverage is complete.
If it has been a while since your kitchen cabinets were painted, this is a good idea to do periodically because it’s important to see that there haven’t been any problems with paint getting chipped off in any way.
Of course, if you do find that there are some places where there are bits of paint missing, there are ways to touch up the paint if it isn’t going to be soon that you get your cabinets fully repainted.
If they had recently been painted, of course, you’d want to find out what happened during the painting of the cabinets to cause the coverage not to be complete.
Lastly, it’s a good idea to give all your hinges an inspection periodically to be sure that they are all okay and functioning well.
Sometimes it’s just a matter of applying a bit of WD40 or the like to get the hinges to be back to working correctly.