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Our Process

Our cabinet painting procedure is designed to deliver a high-quality finish that will last for years. We take every step to ensure a perfect finish, from sanding and priming the cabinets, to carefully applying the paint, and finally sealing the cabinets to protect them from wear and tear. With our experienced technicians and top-of-the-line products, you can rest assured that your cabinets will look their best.

Our Cabinet Painting Process

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace and Disassemble Cabinets Begin by setting up a well-ventilated workspace. Empty the cabinets entirely, including removing doors, drawers, and hardware. Protect surfaces with appropriate coverings and apply Frog Tape. Document the cabinet layout with photos and notes to facilitate reassembly.

 

Step 2: Clean the Cabinets Thoroughly cleanse all cabinet surfaces slated for painting using a high-quality cleaner and degreaser.

 

Step 3: Sand the Cabinets Prepare the cabinet surfaces by meticulously sanding all kitchen cabinet, door, and drawer exteriors.

 

Step 4: Apply Primer Apply a uniform layer of primer to all surfaces designated for painting. We strongly recommend the use of a shellac or lacquer-based primer for optimal adhesion.

 

Step 5: Sand the Primed Surfaces After the primer has dried completely, delicately sand the primed surfaces to achieve a smooth and receptive base for the paint.

 

Step 6: Address Imperfections Repair any imperfections such as dents, bumps, or grain irregularities. Additionally, if you plan to install new hardware, this is the appropriate stage to drill any necessary holes.

 

Step 7: Sand Filled Areas Sand down any filled areas on the cabinets and meticulously remove any residual dust or particles with a tack cloth.

 

Step 8: Drill New Holes (If Necessary) If new hardware requires installation, proceed to drill the necessary holes in the cabinets.

 

Step 9: Spot Priming To ensure even paint coverage, spot prime any areas where you applied fillers during the imperfection correction process.

 

Step 10: Apply the First Top Coat Apply the initial coat of paint evenly across the cabinet surfaces, ensuring a consistent and professional finish.

 

Step 11: Sand the First Top Coat After allowing the first top coat to dry thoroughly, lightly sand the surface to eliminate any imperfections and promote adhesion for subsequent coats.

 

Step 12: Apply the Second Top Coat Administer the second top coat of paint, further enhancing the cabinet's appearance and durability.

 

Step 13: Drying and Cleanup Allow the paint to dry thoroughly, adhering to the recommended drying times. During this period, take the opportunity to tidy up your workspace and prepare for cabinet reassembly.

 

Step 14: Reassemble Cabinets Once the final top coat has dried, commence the reassembly process. Reinstall doors, drawers, and all hardware meticulously to restore the cabinets to their original configuration. Your professionally painted kitchen cabinets are now ready to impress.

What We Do To Prepare Your Home For Our Process

When applying paint to cabinetry, it's crucial to protect various surfaces and items in your house to prevent accidental paint splatters or spills. Here's a detailed list of items that should be covered, masked, or tarped:

1. Floors:

  • Cover the entire floor area around the cabinets with drop cloths or plastic sheeting. Ensure they are secured in place to prevent tripping hazards.

 

2. Walls:

  • Use painter's tape and plastic sheeting or masking paper to protect adjacent walls from paint splatters.

3. Appliances:

  • For built-in appliances like ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers, cover them with plastic sheeting or drop cloths to shield them from paint.

 

4. Countertops:

  • Cover countertops with drop cloths, rosin paper, or plastic sheeting to safeguard against paint drips or spills.

 

5. Sinks and Faucets:

  • Cover sinks with plastic sheeting and tape to prevent paint from getting inside. Also, mask off faucets and handles.

 

6. Cabinets (Non-Paint Areas):

  • Use painter's tape to mask off areas of the cabinets that you don't intend to paint, such as knobs, handles, and any decorative trim.

 

7. Light Fixtures:

  • Remove or cover light fixtures with plastic bags or sheeting to keep them paint-free.

 

8. Electrical Outlets and Switches:

  • Remove outlet and switch covers or use outlet covers designed to keep paint out. Ensure all exposed electrical outlets and switches are protected.

 

9. Vents and Ducts:

  • Use plastic sheeting or tape to cover vents and ducts to prevent paint from entering and causing blockages.

 

10. Windows: - If the cabinets are near windows, protect the glass with plastic sheeting or painter's tape.

 

11. Baseboards and Trim: - Cover baseboards and trim with painter's tape and plastic sheeting or masking paper to prevent paint from reaching these areas.

 

12. Furniture: - Move any furniture near the painting area away or cover it with drop cloths to prevent accidental paint splatters.

 

13. Doorways: - If the kitchen has a door, tape off or cover the doorframe and the door itself if it's near the work area.

 

14. HVAC System: - Ensure that air intake and HVAC vents are covered with plastic sheeting to prevent paint particles from entering the system.

 

15. Pets and Plants: - Keep pets out of the work area, and cover any indoor plants to protect them from paint exposure.

 

16. Staircases: - If the kitchen is on a different level and there's a staircase nearby, protect stair treads and handrails with drop cloths or plastic sheeting.

 

17. Valuables: - Remove or cover any valuable items in the vicinity to prevent accidental damage or paint splatters.

 

18. Openings and Gaps: - Seal any openings or gaps in the room, such as gaps under doors, to prevent dust and paint particles from spreading to other parts of the house.

 

Properly covering and protecting these items and surfaces will help ensure a clean and successful cabinet painting project while minimizing the risk of damage to your home.

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