Kitchen Cabinets Painting, Staining, and Refinishing
One of the biggest decisions you will make when choosing cabinets is whether they should be painted or stained wood. The choice you make will have a huge bearing on how the cabinets will look and how they will hold up.
When you choose painted cabinets, they will usually be assembled with materials that accept and hold paint well, such as poplar, veneered plywood or MDF. The key is having a nice, flat surface, free of knots and heavy grain patterns. Moreover, Cabinet painting and staining is also a much easier and shorter process than ordering and installing brand new cabinets.
The kind of paint used on your cabinets will impact how they look, how they wear, how much they chip and whether they are resistant to water. When purchasing a stock or semicustom cabinet, ask what kind of paint is used and if there are other options.
There are many paint options: oil- or water-based paints that may or may not include alkyd resins to help with curing, and even solid-body conversion varnishes. Having an extended conversation about the options and their impacts (off-gassing, longevity etc.) might be helpful.
House & Condo Painters cabinet painting projects basics:
–We will often take all of the doors and drawers fronts off-site to our specialized facility to have them sprayed.
–All of the stationary items are then brush and rolled on-site.
–The doors are reinstalled to finish – leaving them looking almost brand new!
–The decision is all up to you. If you choose to repaint your cabinets, you have the option of picking a specific color that you want.
–You can coordinate the color of the cabinet to match the design of your kitchen or other appliances.