Painting the walls in the kitchen

The kitchen is a room that needs renovation over time. And kitchen walls are especially problematic places, since when cooking, it is on them that dust, soot, condensation mostly settle, subsequently greasy spots and scratches appear. How to achieve a neat and beautiful kitchen space? For this, it is important to reliably protect the walls in such a way that then dirt deposits can be easily removed from their surface..

The best option in this case is to paint the walls, since this coating is bright and beautiful, easy to clean, relatively easy to update and available for any family budget. At the same time, on a smooth surface with well-created lighting, a spectacular gradient pattern is beautifully visible, which can emphasize the individual style of the kitchen.

Paints and their features

To create a modern kitchen design with your own hands, paints and varnishes are great.. To determine the most suitable paint for kitchen walls, you need to know its properties, characteristics and selection parameters:

  • the most important parameter that determines the optimal paint is water resistance;

  • the ability to change shades using a color scheme;

  • ease of application when choosing a material also plays an important role;

  • air permeability (in order to avoid the settlement of pathogenic microorganisms under the paint layers);

  • environmental friendliness and lack of irritating odor;

  • fire safety;

  • drying speed;

  • adhesion (ability to adhere to the surface) and durability;

  • budgetary.

Currently, the market for consumers offers various types of paints and varnishes that can be used to paint the walls in an apartment with high quality. They differ in the coloring composition. But the requirements remain unchanged: increased strength with prolonged exposure to changing microclimatic and temperature conditions, the influence of various conditions of water, cleaning with abrasive substances.

The most popular paints are water-dispersion and water-based paints, which in turn are silicone, acrylic, mineral and silicate, their main composition: water, color pigments and polymers.

For kitchen walls, acrylic and silicone are used..

Acrylic paints are the best option. It is mainly composed of organic resins and latex. The result is bright, beautiful walls with a durable and washable finish. Acrylic is optimal for processing wooden, brick walls, as well as drywall, plaster, OSB, chipboard and fiberboard. One drawback – the cost is higher than other types of paints.

Water-dispersion paints in the form of a suspended emulsion obtained have advantages in the form of ease of use and speed of drying. The most convenient way to apply this emulsion is with a spray gun. The material fits well even on old paint. This is a fairly budgetary option that has good vapor permeability and, if all the conditions for correct application are met, it can please up to several decades. But when exposed to low temperatures, they lose their characteristics. For this reason, it should be stored only at room temperature..

Alkyd and oil paints – due to a strong unpleasant odor, they are less common. Their advantages: wear resistance, resistance to moisture and detergents, low price, economical consumption, a wide range of colors and shades.


Before starting painting, it is necessary to prepare the surface by treating it with a putty followed by priming, otherwise all the unevenness of the walls will become visible. Therefore, it is necessary to remove the old coating and use the filler to make the surface as even as possible. This process will require:

  • a spatula for applying and distributing the spatula on the wall;
  • a spatula for applying the composition to a large spatula;
  • sandpaper clamps.

If there are large holes and cracks in the wall, a coarse starting putty will be required, which adheres more strongly to the surface to be treated..

As a result, new flaws in the form of cracks do not appear. A finishing putty is distributed on top to level out minor defects. After drying, all plastered walls are sanded using a surface grinder or circular motions of a block with sandpaper. For this process, bright lighting is important, which will allow you to see all small defects. Due to grinding, a lot of dust appears, so a respirator must be used.To avoid dust getting outside the kitchen area, you can use wet towels, which must be placed on the threshold and in the doorway.

With a building level, you can check how smooth the surface is. To do this, it must be attached to the wall and held without lifting it from the surface. If gaps are visible between the level and the wall, then this place needs to be adjusted. At the end of the filling process, it is imperative to remove dust with a vacuum cleaner or brush and wipe the wall with a damp cloth.

The primer is a slightly viscous liquid that resembles diluted wallpaper glue. It performs especially important functions: it evens out and prevents excessive absorption of walls, more reliably and permanently adheres the paint to the wall surface. The most effective primer is the one that penetrates the deepest. It is applied with a soft paint brush, because the roller can impregnate the surface unevenly. Allow the layer sufficient time to dry after application..


Painting is the final stage, which requires some preparation of the room. Furniture, carpets and rugs, doors, windows, equipment must be covered with foil, masking tape should be pasted over the jambs, the edge of the ceiling and the edges of the skirting boards. Eliminate the possibility of drafts and avoid sudden temperature changes.

Depending on the type of paint and the condition of the surface to be painted, you need to choose the right roller and brushes. Nylon brushes are suitable for water-based or water-based paints. Natural bristle brushes for alkyd. The short pile velor roller is ideal for smooth surfaces, medium or long for rough, textured surfaces.

Before starting all the repair activities, it is necessary to bring the paint into the room, where it should be for about a day, so that the paint temperature is room temperature. Then, if necessary, add color and mix thoroughly. If you plan to use a spray gun, then you need to dilute the paint with water. To obtain the final uniform color on all walls, it is better to mix the entire required volume at once, since the colors may differ in shades even in cans of the same batch..

The process of painting “water-based”:

  • to avoid the appearance of smudges and excess paint on the brush, you must use a paint can;
  • corners and slopes need to be painted over with a brush. Then the main part is painted over with a roller;
  • It is recommended to paint as follows: first with horizontal strokes or herringbone, then apply a layer from top to bottom.

Alkyd paints are more viscous and more difficult to work with. The first layer is painted with a brush with natural bristles, and after it dries – the finishing layer is perpendicular to the roller. To obtain a uniform surface, you need to paint it all at once..

Choosing a color

The color of the kitchen walls is of great importance in determining the style of the entire room. With the right color, you can visually expand the area and raise the ceiling. It is not recommended to use too bright colors when painting. The color of the walls is the main one and should be in harmony with the existing kitchen furniture, but not coincide, because such a kitchen, merging, will look boring. To obtain a saturated color of the surface, it must be painted up to 3 times, applying a new layer after the previous one has completely dried.

It is necessary to take into account the fact that glossy paint on the walls looks brighter than in factory cans, and matte paint looks darker, and also remember that the final color will lose some brightness after drying..

It is no secret that certain colors have different effects on the psychological and physical state and perception of the interior:

  • yellow – symbolized with the warmth of the sun, creates a fairly comfortable state, promotes a healthy appetite;

  • blue – not very associated with food, suppresses appetite, as a result of which it is rarely used for painting walls in the kitchen;

  • orange – shades of this color can cause appetite more than any others, but on the other hand, with its abundance in the room, it can irritate the eye;

  • white – creates a feeling of sterility, therefore, it is better to combine this color in the room with others;

  • red – stimulates appetite, but can irritate and cause discomfort;

  • cold shades of gray, purple, green help reduce appetite, painting walls with these shades are recommended for those who want to lose weight;

  • olive color is ideal for any kitchen, creates a very cozy and stylish design.

When creating an interior using staining, you can zone the kitchen. Combining different tones and shades, divide the kitchen according to functional features.

Painting on the walls

Recently, wall painting has become especially popular. To do this, you must have a talent for drawing. In his absence, it is better to invite a professional artist who can show the most successful examples of drawing on the walls and help to realize the most daring ideas in creating a unique style. This work is painstaking and often takes several days, but the result is worth it. The kitchen space is transformed and takes on an exclusive look.

High-quality painting is done on perfectly prepared walls. Even the smallest irregularities are unacceptable. A sketch of the future drawing is first drawn with a pencil (you can use a stencil) directly on the plaster. You can draw various geometric shapes, letters, objects.

Then you can start painting with water-based paints..

To create the effect of three-dimensionality, it is necessary to draw a distant plan somewhat vaguely. For additional decor, decorative plaster, glass, stones, pieces of wood, etc. are used. The final stage is acrylic tinting and varnishing. With the right location of the backlight, the significance of artistic painting increases significantly. If the work is done with high quality, then the exclusive drawing will delight for more than 10 years.

Painting the walls in the kitchen has become incredibly popular lately. This process is troublesome, but not complicated and quite realistically carried out in a short time. If you want an inexpensive but high-quality exclusive, then you just need to supplement the painting with a drawing, painting or pattern.

When choosing a paint, you should rely not only on your beliefs, but also pay attention to the preferences of your family. After all, the mood of family breakfasts and dinners depends on the color of the kitchen walls..

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