Cabinet Painting in Colorado

Owner Workers Cabinet Painting

Cabinets are a vital part of the overall look of kitchens. Many homes have cabinetry in their bathrooms, basements, and office spaces too. Whether you want to increase the value of your home, or are just tired of living with outdated cupboards, changing the appearance of your cabinets will dramatically improve the look of your living space. Buying and installing new cabinets can be very expensive, time-consuming and disruptive. However, by simply refinishing your existing cabinets and replacing the old hardware with new, you can achieve a striking makeover at a much more affordable cost. We offer a painting service which includes disassembling the doors and drawers, preparing the surfaces (cleaning and sanding), masking, priming and top-coating with a fine-finish lacquer for a beautiful, durable surface that will stand up to use in kitchens, bathrooms, or where ever your old cabinets need to be revitalized.

How to Get the Best Cabinet Painting Results

To achieve a high-quality look, it’s important to do the job right. Here are seven tips for painting cabinets like a pro.

1. Choose the Right Paint

To achieve a professional look, choose high-quality paint. It will cost more, but it will be easier to apply, provide a better finish, and last longer. Oil-based paint is moisture- and stain-resistant, making it a popular choice for kitchen cabinets. However, there are many water-based products that are durable and can handle a good scrubbing when needed. Latex is easier to work with and dries more quickly than oil-based paints. Water-based latex paints are also available in low or no VOC formulas making them safer for both people and pets.

2. Choose a Color that Complements the Space

The color you choose should complement your countertops, floors, and appliances. White is a perennial favorite for kitchen cabinets because it brightens up any room but many designers are showcasing brighter and bolder color options.
Dark cabinet colors such as deep blues or greens look good in large kitchens. Mid-range colors that are neither too light nor too dark are good choices because they don’t show splatters, sun fading, and wear and tear as quickly as lighter or darker colors.

3. Choose the Right Finish

Kitchen cabinets endure a lot of opening, closing, and handling every day. With frequent exposure to water, humidity, and cooking grease, a durable and washable finish is critical.
The best paint finish for kitchen cabinets is typically semi-gloss or high-gloss. High-gloss finishes are extremely durable and, when professionally applied, have a sleek sophisticated look. However, a high-gloss finish shows fingerprints and dirt more than other finishes and may not be the best choice for households with young children. Semi-gloss reflects light and makes a space feel bigger without being overly shiny. It’s a reliable choice for most kitchen cabinets.

4. Remove the Doors and Hardware and Label Everything

As you remove the hardware, label and number the doors. You can place the hardware in a plastic baggie or tag them with a strip of painter’s tape.
For the doors, mark them with the corresponding number in a place that will be hidden once the doors are reinstalled. If you fail to do this, you’ll find that, when it’s time to reassemble your cabinets, not all doors are interchangeable, and screw holes might differ slightly.

5. Prep the Cabinets

Prepping the cabinets before painting is an absolute must. Skipping on preparation will result in a poor paint job every time. If the cabinets were previously painted or stained, you’ll need to de-gloss the surface. This allows new paint to adhere properly. Thicker finishes may require chemical strippers but usually, a light sanding is all that is required. If you’re painting wood cabinets with a heavy grain, additional preparation will be needed to achieve a smooth finish.

6. Prime the Surface

Primer helps prepare the surface for the topcoat and is a necessary step. Primer will seal the surface and provide for proper adhesion of paint. Primer increases your paint’s durability which means your cabinets will look good longer. You can even have your primer tinted to match the color of your paint so the paint covers better. In most cases, a single coat of primer is all that is needed.

7. Apply Light Coats

Whether you are spraying, brushing, or using a roller, apply paint in thin, even coats. Applying too much paint at once will lead to runs and drips.
Two thin coats are usually the minimum recommended for painting kitchen cabinets. In most cases, one coat of primer and two coats of paint are sufficient. Some colors might require additional coats to achieve the desired look. Allow plenty of time between coats for the paint to dry thoroughly before applying another coat.

Get the Best Cabinet Painting Results
by Hiring a Professional.

Cabinet painting is often a surprisingly tedious project best left to professionals who do this type of work every day.
Owner Workers offer professional cabinet painting services that will change the entire appearance of your kitchen without the need for expensive remodeling.

How to Paint Cabinetry

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