Taking the Pain out of Painting

Hello all!

So, you know that I have newfound confidence in painting my kitchen cabinets since I finished with my Kitchen Island redo, right?  Well, I think I have The Tool that is going to be my new best friend as I tackle my remaining kitchen cabinets.  And it arrived on my doorstep yesterday.

Meet my new HVLP Conversion Paint Gun.  Helloooo Gorgeous.

HVLP = High Volume, Low Pressure, which means in the end that it will dramatically reduce overspray and also provides a great deal of control so I can spray in a very focused and controlled manner.  This will not only be perfect for spraying my cabinet doors and drawers, but also cabinet bases and frames.  No brushes!

The beauty of this tool is that I can hook it up to our air compressor vs. having to purchase a “turbine” that many of the HVLP guns use, thus reducing my cost.  The gun itself was only $129, and yes, I did order it from gleempaint.com.  I’m not getting paid by Gleem Paint or anything, just an fyi.

Soooo, I have been a busy bee researching paint colors, types and brands for my kitchen cabinet project, as that is the only thing keeping me from getting started.  I have been swooning over lots of beautiful kitchen eye candy in the process. 

Originally, I was planning on glazing my cabinets ever-so-slightly, but I’m finding that I’m really drawn to the simple, clean look of classic white kitchen cabinets.

I mean, what’s not to love?

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: None via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

At the very least, I can start the paint prep process (which is really the pain of painting, isn’t it?).  I’m really getting excited about this project! 

Remind me of this excitement when I’m knee deep in this mess, will you?


  • Reply
    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    October 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    You will be so happy after it's done! Your kitchen is already gorgeous, but I love the idea of the white cabs with the contrasting island. We used BM White Dove and love how easy on the eyes it is. Good luck and have fun with your new sprayer!!

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    A Vintage Vine
    October 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    WOW, a sprayer….Oh girl, I want one sooooo bad! I am so happy for you, it will make your job easier!

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    Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    October 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Oh, so hoping Santa will bring me one. Your kitchen will be stunning. so worth it. You will LOVE it.

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    Tybee Dreaming
    October 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I just got done painting my kitchen cabinets white and wow what a difference. You won't be disappointed. I wish I had me a sprayer it probably wouldn't have taken 4 coats with a roller and brush.

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    November 1, 2011 at 2:33 am

    You are one serious DIYer!! I can't wait to see it all finished. It's going to be fabulous!

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