Painting Cabinets: Our Step By Step Process

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Kitchen cabinet doors prepped for painting DenverPainting cabinets – so that they look new again – is considerably more complex than it may at first seem.

Because most kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets have tough, factory-applied finishes (designed to withstand the wear and tear that comes from years of use), you can’t just brush a coat of paint on them. Not if you want the cabinets to look good and have all of the cabinet parts painted correctly!

Instead, you need to properly prep all of the cabinet surfaces. Then, you need to use special primers and cabinet paints to ensure that the paint will adhere, look uniform, and resist peeling and/or bubbling. Most interior painting contractors in Denver won’t even agree to paint cabinets and/or have little experience in cabinet painting.

But we love to paint cabinets, and over the years, we’ve successfully completed hundreds of cabinet painting projects!

Take a look at the amount of care and steps that that we take when we professionally paint cabinets:

Disassembly Of Drawers And Doors: We never paint cabinets when they’re assembled, so our first step is to take apart the cabinet drawers and doors and remove all the hardware (knobs, hinges, latches). We carefully mark all of the parts, to ensure that everything can easily be put back in order.

Leave Main Parts Of Cabinets In Place: We leave the main frames (also known as boxes) of the cabinets in place, on your walls and floors. This ensures the least disruption for you. In fact, in most cases, you can even leave everything inside the cabinets, if you wish.

Clean And Sand: In order to ensure good paint adhesion, we lightly sand the cabinets, drawers, and doors, and follow up with an aggressive cleaner. By removing the dust and lightly etching the finish, we’re able to ensure a high-quality paint job.

Painted cabinet doors drying DenverPrime The Surfaces: We apply a top quality bonding primer to the cabinets, drawers, and doors, which is what the paint will eventually adhere to.

Buff The Surfaces: Once the first coat of primer has been applied, we lightly buff all of the cabinets, drawers, and doors.

Caulk And Make Minor Repairs: Now, it’s time to caulk any gaps we see and caulk the joints of the drawers and cabinets, to ensure a uniform finish.

Prime The Surfaces – Second Round: We then apply a second round of primer to help guarantee a high-quality cabinet painting job! If your cabinets were originally stained with a dark color, we’ll apply a stain blocking primer. If they were originally stained with a light color, we’ll apply a second bonding coat.

Buff The Surfaces – Second Round: We buff again, all of the cabinets, drawers, and doors.

Paint: At last, we’ve come to the fun part – painting the cabinets, drawers and doors. We can paint your kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, and other types of cabinetry, in any color you choose. Most of our clients choose white, black, or gray, but we’ve done some beautiful cabinet painting jobs in bright colors, which can add a dramatic touch to any room.

We’ll paint the main portions of your cabinets (the boxes / frames) in place, inside your house, using brushes and rollers (not a sprayer). We apply light coats of paint, which ensures a high quality cabinet finish – no heavy brush marks, no runs.

We spray your cabinet drawers and doors, either at our warehouse or inside our “mobile workshop,” which is a 20-foot trailer that we park outside your home.

Assembly: Once the cabinets, drawers, and doors have all been painted, we put everything back into place and install all of the hardware.

Over the years, we’ve refined the cabinet painting process to ensure that it’s as quick, convenient, and affordable as possible, while still producing the highest quality finish.  We are also able to coordinate our work so that it best fits with your schedule and other remodeling projects.  That way, you’ll have the least amount of disruption to your life.

If you have further questions about how we paint kitchen cabinets, types of wood cabinets, or how to choose a contractor, give us a call at (303) 222-0110, or e-mail contact@denvercabinetpainters.com.

Please note: We have more than 17 years of experience professionally painting cabinets, and we’ve worked on houses, condos, lofts, townhomes, and duplexes throughout the Denver metro area. Oak cabinets, cherry cabinets, maple cabinets – we’ve transformed them all with high-quality painting!