Don’t Replace, Repaint Your Cabinets
Cabinet painting can give your cabinets a fresh new look without the expense of replacing them.
Are the cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom dull and dingy? Is the color or finish outdated? Is the surface scratched or are they covered with grime and grease?
You may have considered completely replacing your cabinets with new ones. But that could cost you a chunk of change. Why spend the money when you can get them repainted for a fraction of the cost? When properly painted, your cabinets will look brand new!
Why You Should Hire a Professional to Paint Your Cabinets
You might have checked some DIY sites like Pinterest and thought that you could take on the painting job yourself. It might not look that difficult, but if the job isn’t done correctly, you’ll end up with a mess.
Painting cabinets requires a lot of patience and attention to detail. The process cannot be rushed. You might be surprised how long it takes to do a high-quality job, especially if you haven’t done it before.
Here are some main reasons to trust a reputable professional to paint your cabinets.
1. Various Cabinet Materials Require Different Procedures
Cabinets can be made from several different materials, like plywood, particle board, and solid wood, or a combination thereof. They could also have different finishes on them, like wood veneers, laminates, or thermofoil. The steps and materials needed to prepare and paint each type of material can vary.
2. Following the Process Is Critical
There are several steps in the preparation and painting process. Neglecting any of them can produce unsatisfactory results.
- Protect surfaces from paint splatters. Remove any items that are non-stationary to another location. Cover stationary items, countertops and floors.
- Remove all hinges, knobs, and drawer pulls. This eliminates the tedious task of taping them off to avoid getting paint on them.
- Take off the cabinet doors and place them on a flat surface.
- Clean the surface to rid it of grease or grime with a heavy-duty cleaner.
- Sand down any rough spots or imperfections.
- Fill holes and grooves to smooth out the surface, then sand again.
- Wipe the surface to remove any dust from the sanding process.
- Prime the surface. Depending on the type of cabinet construction, you may need more than one coat.
- Paint the frames and drawers of the cabinets.
- Paint one side of each door.
- Let the paint fully dry and repeat with a second coat.
- Wait some more and follow up with a topcoat.
- Wait even longer for the topcoat to dry.
- Paint the other side of the cabinet doors.
- Repeat steps 11 through 13.
- Hang up the cabinet doors and reinstall the hardware.
- Remove protective coverings and clean up.
3. Minimize Disruption
Imagine your kitchen or bathroom with cabinet pieces scattered throughout. It will be difficult if not impossible to use the room for its usual purposes, like cooking, dining, bathing, etc. This is true whether the cabinet painting is done by you or a professional.
The main difference is that an experienced professional will have the process down pat, so the job will be finished more quickly. They’ll come prepared with all the tools and materials needed to complete the project. You won’t need to clean up the mess. You’ll have your kitchen or bathroom back a lot sooner.
4. High Quality Results
A reputable and experienced professional painter has the training and expertise to get the best results. You’ll get beautifully painted cabinets that will last for years!
Trust the Cabinet Painting Pros
ACP Painting LLC has been in business since 2005, providing high quality, reliable painting services to residential and commercial customers. In addition to expert cabinet painting, we do interior and exterior painting, metal painting, and drywall/stucco repair.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.