Oak

Typical Wood Cabinets We Paint

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!

Before after - kitchen cabinet painting

Cabinet Paint

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

Caulking oak cabinets

When painting honey oak cabinets white, we take extra steps to fill cracks and fill in the open grain.

NOTE: If  door panels are floating (move inside the door frames), we won't caulk because caulking can eventually push out. Instead,  we will often clean up these areas with tools so the paint looks clean between the panel and the frames. This process makes a huge difference in how well the cabinets look!

caulking cabinet doors - painting guys