Renovating or modernizing the kitchen is one of the first points on a home owner’s list, when it comes to changing the look of a home. However, complete renovation of a kitchen is expensive and most home owners prefer to spend on redoing the flooring and replacing appliances and worn out counter tops. Since new cabinets add to the expense, many homeowners prefer to repaint cabinets to give them a fresh look. A well-executed cabinet painting or repainting job can transform the kitchen to such an extent that it looks brand new.
While repainting cabinets, care needs to be taken to ensure that they not only look good, but also have a long-lasting finish that is well-suited to the homeowner’s daily activities in the kitchen.
Our Cabinet Painting Process
- The first step a reliable St. Peters Painter takes before cabinet painting is preparing the surface of the cabinets. Usually, the doors and drawers are dismantled, labeled and transported to our shop.
- In the kitchen, liquid de-glosser is used to remove the existing finish from all the doors, drawers as well as the cabinet bodies. This process is essential for ensuring the paint fixes properly on the cabinet surface.
- Next, the surrounding walls in the kitchen, cabinet insides, flooring and other open surfaces are covered with paper, plastic or cloth to protect them from the paint spray.
- The right kind of paint has to be used to ensure that the finish is excellent and durable. Usually, we use a primer such as Pro-Cryl along with a Sher Cryl finish (both of which are Sherwin Williams’ products) for cabinet painting as they give premium and long-lasting finishes.
- The de-glossed surfaces of cabinet bodies in the kitchen are then spray painted with a primer coat using a High Velocity Low Pressure (HVLP) sprayer to give them a smooth finish.
- The spray painting process is then repeated with the cabinet doors and drawers in the workshop. All the primed surfaces are left to dry completely for 24 hours to allow them to adhere properly through curing and bonding.
- Once the curing period has passed, the finish coat is sprayed over the primer coat and left to cure and bond for 48 hours. Leaving the paint to cure longer ensures that it is more durable and less likely to look uneven or get damaged when reinstalled.
- The cabinet doors and drawers are reinstalled once the curing period passes. After this, the protective paper, plastic and cloth are removed from all the non-paintable surfaces.
- Finally, the cabinet hardware such as handles and knobs are reinstalled. At this stage, some homeowners choose to replace old hardware with new handles to add to the new look.
Once BRS completes the cabinet painting job, the kitchen will look absolutely new and no one will believe that the home owner just revamped existing cabinets instead of replacing them. In addition, the home owner makes a big saving, which can be used on redoing the flooring or purchasing state-of-the-art kitchen appliances.
Cabinet Refinishing Costs
Many homeowners request an approximate estimate for refinishing kitchen or bathroom cabinets in order to decide whether or not it makes a considerable saving compared to buying new cabinets. At BRS Painting – St. Peters, we prefer to give realistic estimates based on evaluating the scope of the project. We insist on surveying the client’s kitchen to assess the number of doors and drawers, the surface area of the cabinet bodies and any other feature that affect the cost of repainting. Based on our assessment, we present an estimate that takes into account the repainting as well as associated costs such as transporting the drawers and doors to our workshop, use of premium quality paints and the cost of hardware replacement, if the client chooses to opt for it.
Homeowners who are interested in getting an estimate for refinishing their cabinets, whether it is in the kitchen or any other area are requested to fill the form on this page or give us a call at (636) 238-8409 to set an appointment with one of our team members, who will visit the home to survey the scope of the project and then give a proper estimate!