Kitchen Cabinet Painting

Kitchen cabinets have both functional and aesthetic advantages. They protect your food supply, utensils, or appliances from dirt, dust, heat, moisture, and pests. Kitchen cabinets make it easier for homeowners to store, organize, and access these items.

The cornerstone of your kitchen’s design is also the cabinets. You may not need to paint the walls or replace the backsplash tiles of your kitchen counters. As cabinets occupy much of the kitchen’s physical and visual space, painting them alone can make a big difference in how it looks.

As cabinets are essential for kitchens, they take in a lot of use – and abuse. Opening, closing, cleaning, handling, resistance to external impact, and the constant heat and humidity can lead to scratches, dents, fading paint, and peeling paint. That’s why kitchen cabinets deserve some “love” by repainting and refinishing them.

A professional painting company, like Custom Painting, Inc., is skilled in painting and refinishing different types of cabinets. They have the necessary preparation, painting, and cleaning tools, as well as experience, skills, and techniques to turn out fantastically painted kitchen cabinets in new colors and finishes you will surely love.

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Reasons to repaint and refinish your kitchen cabinets

Repainting kitchen cabinets can be an essential aspect of kitchen maintenance and renovation for several reasons:

  • Aesthetic enhancement – Kitchen cabinets can become worn and fade over time. Repainting them can give your kitchen a fresh, updated look without the expense of replacing the entire cabinetry.
  • Cost-effectiveness – Compared to replacing cabinets entirely, repainting is a more budget-friendly option. It allows you to achieve a new look without the high cost of purchasing new cabinets and paying for installation.
  • Customization – Repainting your kitchen cabinets allows you to customize the look of your kitchen according to your preferences and current design trends. You can choose from a wide range of paint colors and finishes to match your kitchen decor and personal style.
  • Increased home value – A well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing kitchen can increase the overall value of your home. Repainting cabinets can enhance the appeal of your kitchen, making it more attractive to potential buyers if you decide to sell your home in the future.
  • Protection – Repainting cabinets improves their appearance and provides a protective layer against moisture, grease, and other kitchen-related elements. It can help extend the life of your cabinets and prevent them from deteriorating prematurely.
  • Environmental considerations – Repainting cabinets can be a more sustainable option compared to replacing them. It reduces waste by giving existing cabinets a new lease on life, minimizing the environmental impact associated with manufacturing and disposing of new cabinetry.

Repainting kitchen cabinets is an important maintenance and renovation task that can significantly enhance your kitchen space’s appearance, functionality, and value.

Custom Painting, Inc.’s cabinet refinishing and repainting services

Refinishing kitchen cabinets is a cost-effective way to give your kitchen a fresh look without the expense and disruption of a complete kitchen remodel. Custom Painting, Inc. offers various options for refinishing kitchen cabinets:

  • Painting – Painting is the most common method for updating the look of your kitchen. High-quality paint and a good primer can ensure a smooth, durable finish. Before painting, prepare the surface first by cleaning, sanding, and priming the cabinets before painting. You can paint your kitchen cabinets in the colors and shades you desire.
  • Staining – Staining can be a good option if you have solid wood cabinets. Wood stains can enhance the color and grain of natural wood. Wood stain is available in different shades to complement the style of your kitchen. Like painting, staining requires preparation to produce good results.
  • Varnishing – All cabinets should have a type of varnish applied to them to maintain their appearance for years. The choice of varnish to be used depends on the nature of the cabinet and paint.
  • Glazing – Glazing is applying a semi-transparent color over a surface that has been painted or stained. This method will give your kitchen cabinets added depth and dimension.
  • Lacquer – Lacquer is a hard, shiny coating that protects your kitchen cabinets from scuffs and marks. One of the best things about lacquer is that it can be easily removed if it gets damaged.
  • Refacing – Cabinet refacing can be a great option if the structure of your cabinets is still intact but you want to update their look. Refacing involves the replacement of cabinet doors and drawer fronts only while keeping the cabinet boxes and shelves. It also allows you to change the door style and add new hardware, giving your kitchen an entirely new look.
  • Veneering – Veneering is the application of a thin layer of wood or laminate veneer over the existing cabinet boxes. If you want to change the look of your cabinets without entirely replacing them, veneering is an option. This method can be more complex and may require professional installation. But the good thing about veneering is that it offers a wide range of finishes and looks.
  • Adding new hardware – Sometimes, simply changing out the hardware (handles, knobs, pulls) can make a big difference to the overall look of your kitchen cabinets. While this is usually done while painting or staining cabinets, adding new hardware can also be an effective standalone update.

Custom Painting, Inc.’s cabinet repainting and refinishing process

Custom Painting, Inc., usually follows the steps below in transforming dated or worn-out kitchen cabinets to make them look completely new:

  • Remove the door, drawers, and hardware.
  • Clean, wash, or degrease cabinet surfaces to be painted.
  • Scuff sand the cabinet surfaces to be painted.
  • Apply the cabinets with a good-quality primer. 
  • Allow the primer to dry.
  • Fine sand the cabinets to eliminate bumps, dust, lint, or grooves on the surface. Doing so will make the surfaces smooth.
  • Apply the first coat of paint (or other finishing material) to the surface, typically in the direction of the wood grain. Apply another coat if necessary.
  • Let the paint (or other finishing material) dry completely. The rule of thumb is that the longer the drying time, the better the finish will become.
  • Re-install and assemble the cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware. New hardware might be installed if necessary.
  • Clean up the workspace and do the final walkthrough and inspection to see if touch-ups are needed.

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Reasons to choose Custom Painting, Inc.

Each technique has unique advantages, difficulty levels, and cost, from painting to veneering to refinishing. The best choice still depends on the size and number of your kitchen cabinets, their present condition, the desired look for your kitchen, and your budget.

Custom Painting, Inc. is there to guide you in choosing the best refinishing option for your kitchen cabinets. We will also deliver the refinishing process itself to breathe new life into your old kitchen cabinets.

Here are a few good reasons why you should choose us to refresh the look and enhance the durability of your kitchen cabinets:

  • We are licensed, bonded, and insured, giving you security and peace of mind.
  • We will get the job right on the first go.
  • We bring skills, years of experience, and quality tools to deliver a durable and long-lasting finish to your kitchen cabinets.
  • You can always expect high-quality results from us.
  • We always clean up after ourselves after painting.
  • We always provide a written guarantee once the project is done.
  • We always provide a free estimate upon request.
  • We always provide references upon request.

Contact us today!

Forget about DIY and choose a professional painting contractor, such as Custom Painting, Inc.! We will ensure quality work and a satisfactory outcome for your kitchen cabinet painting project. We deliver long-lasting results that will keep your kitchen cabinets looking great for years, saving you time and money in the long run.

Call us at 925-866-9610 or fill out an online form to request a free estimate.