Before you go the the expense of refacing or buying new kitchen cabinets, you may want to consider painting them.
White kitchen cabinets are still the most popular because white cabinetry makes all other colors in a kitchen (such as walls, flooring and counters) pop!
Seeing crud on older oak kitchen cabinets is common. Removing grease and grime however is a challenge. Crud must be removed before painting and to do this, we start with razor scrapers.
Stacking Cabinet Doors and Drawers
When returning back to your home the freshly painted doors and drawers need a wall and method to be safely stacked during reassembling. Although dry to handle, we also do this because fresh paint likes to bond to other curing counterparts!
Here is how we stack them during our reassembling.
How to Paint Melamine and Oak Trim Kitchen Cabinets
We painted our dated melamine cabinets including the oak trim a cheery blue, added modern pulls, painted the ceiling white, updated the flooring and appliances which transformed this old and dreary kitchen to look amazing. Yes, you can paint melamine cabinets to look amazing! Read more...
How to Paint Laminate Kitchen Cabinets
Imagine going from dated laminate kitchen cabinets that look like they should be put into the landfill, transforming them into this amazing two-tone kitchen in a week...
Professional Paints for Kitchen Cabinets
Benjamin Moore acrylic satin or semi gloss paint is our choice for all interior trim, doors and cabinetry.
When it comes to kitchen cabinet painting - degreasers can be misleading 🤔
If you want paint to stick always scuff a finish and if you really want paint to stick, always sand a surface thoroughly everywhere, especially after a degreaser.
Repairing Water Damage Cabinets
If new cabinets aren't primed or sealed between the groove and shaker panel, water can get behind the panels to eventually blow out the finish. Water damage is exactly what happened to this expensive kitchen door below.
Caulking gaps is particularly important because open seams are prone to water getting behind seams and open grain.
There isn't a cabinet you can't paint
The key to good cabinet painting is prep, priming, the spray shop and experience in both spray finishing and onsite hand finishing. We always bonding primers and Benjamin Moore paint. Our finish is smooth and durable and the colours look amazing!
We are confident you will be pleasantly surprised. In fact most people say they knew they we going to look good but wow!
The key steps to a "good better best" paint adhesion starts with excellent cleaning, sanding & priming. We never use TSP and we always choose stain blocking wood primers and acrylic top coat paint for the job. We never refinish cabinets with pigment lacquer over old lacquer as it does not age well.
Acrylic Paint vs Alkyd or Lacquer
We always use high quality acrylic paint which is more flexible to alkyd and lacquer. Acrylic paint never yellows. See examples of bad lacquer finishes we are now repainting.
(Note: we are no longer painting cabinets with exposed hinges) See example