hand painted kitchens, painted furniture, period property decorating throughout UK

The home of 20+ specialist hand painted kitchen and furniture painters working throughout the UK.

Homeowners can read our case studies showing how we transform tired wooden kitchens & furniture with beautiful hand-painted finishes.

DIY or trade? Raise your game, avoid basic mistakes, and save time & money by following our reliable, practical and forward-thinking approach. We only recommend the techniques, materials, paints & tools we rely on.

→ Contact your local TP specialist

General information: 01603 861935

Kitchen painting tip – How to keep screws safe

Listed under hand-painted kitchen Posted Jan 12 2011

When I paint a kitchen, one of the first things I do is take all doors off. This means screws come out of hinges.

If you leave screws chucked loose on a shelf, they can get lost easily, especially when you vacuum out dust. On the other hand, a bad idea is to drop all the screws into one pot.

Experience says that if you want to avoid hassle at the end of a job, keep each set together, and make sure the screws go back in exactly the same hole they came out of.

So this is a useful tip, I find, to keep screws organised.

1 – Drop the screws for the top hinge onto a piece of masking tape.

2 – Fold the tape over on itself so it traps the screws.

3 – Stick tape to the wall of the unit somewhere near the appropriate hinge.

Safe and sound and in order till the time comes to re-hang the doors. The shelves are empty for the duration of the job, saving you a surprising amount of time not moving stuff, not being careful…

If the same handles are going back on, I would stick them to the side of the appropriate unit too.

We appreciate you taking the time to read this.

Please share it on Twitter, Facebook, or print it out for reference. Thanks.

Share a link to this post

2 comments to “Kitchen painting tip – How to keep screws safe”

  1. acmasterpainter

    [watch out!] Kitchen painting tip – How to keep screws safe – via #twitoaster https://traditionalpainter.com/kitchren-p

  2. webchicboutique

    RT @acmasterpainter: [watch out!] Kitchren painting tip – How to keep screws safe – via #twitoaster https://traditionalpainter.com/kitchren-p

Please ask a question or leave a comment

I have read and agree to the visitor agreement and privacy policy

Please note, all information on this website is presented in good faith. By viewing this website you accept complete responsibility for how and where you use such information. Test.