If you are looking to remodel your kitchen cabinets, we will provide you the best solutions. Remodeling a kitchen is a big undertaking, and one of the big choices is whether replacing the kitchen cabinets is the best solution or painting kitchen cabinets is recommended. A new coat of paint can restore a drab kitchen and bring it back to life, and in many cases is much less expensive than replacing all the cabinets. Some people choose to replace the kitchen cabinets because they are tired of the look, while others consider painting kitchen cabinets because they are planning on selling the house. Here are a few pointers from our experience…
Deciding on painting Kitchen Cabinets?
Because the kitchen is probably the most popular room in the house for those who are looking for a new home, it’s the one room that should be updated first. For some homeowners, painting kitchen cabinets is the easiest – and certainly most cost effective choice in redoing a kitchen.
The first step is to take a look at the kitchen as a whole, determine if the appliances are up-to-date and the flooring still looks new. Another step is to look at the wallpaper, paint, tiles, and countertops to determine if they are old, faded, damaged, and worn, and decide if anything needs to be repaired or replaced. Finally, verify if the cabinets now fit in with the new look of the room, if painting kitchen cabinets is sufficient, or if they need to be replaced. If painting these older cabinets will suffice, then the homeowner should hire us. Getting things done professionally is your best bet!
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Hiring a Contractor for painting Kitchen Cabinets
There are some major benefits to hiring a painting contractor for painting kitchen cabinets. The one that is certainly the biggest advantage is that the finished work will look great when the professionals have fully completed the job. A second bonus is that there is no wear and tear on the homeowner and the job is generally finished a lot quicker.
One great advantage that comes along with getting a professional painting contractor like us for the task of painting kitchen cabinets is that we will offer some additional creative solutions for restoring the look of the kitchen. We will offer color ideas that will fit into the look of the kitchen that may not have been considered before, and because of our past experience, we can make some excellent recommendations.
Of course along with the benefits come some disadvantages that must be considered when looking at the entire picture. If the intent to painting kitchen cabinets is to save some money on restoring the kitchen to a brand new look, then it is good to opt a do-it-yourself job as it costs lesser. Generally, unless there is a major financial limitation, it’s still more cost effective to hire the contractor.
When looking for the painting contractor, be sure to get several references, and check their rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call the references and if possible go check out the job that was done to ensure that it will be the desired quality and meet expectations. Make sure to get in touch with several painting contractors and get several bids for the job before ever hiring them to perform the work.
Getting Ready for painting Kitchen Cabinets
One thing most homeowners don’t always think about when they hire a painting contractor for the job of painting kitchen cabinets is that they need to do some work in the kitchen to get it ready. The first task that needs to be done is to take everything off of the countertops that are under or over the kitchen cabinets. The next most important task is to take everything out of the cabinets. Most painting contractors charge by the time it takes them to do the jobs, and if they have to wait that extra time for the homeowner to clear out the cabinets, many of them will charge for that wasted time. We on the other hand will do our best respect the homeowner and their time.
Another good idea to help the painting contractor is to have the countertops and built in appliances already covered with plastic sheets before they arrive. Many of them will do this for the homeowner, including us, but remember … some are charging for the time it takes them to prep the room. If the cabinets are near windows or other doors, be sure to tape around those components and cover them with plastic sheets as well, or have us do it for you. Also if there is a backsplash, be sure that is sufficiently covered. Most homeowners don’t want flooring painted, so ensure that flooring is protected and completely covered.
Remember the finished appearance of the painting kitchen cabinets job is the most important and all the prep work of sanding, priming, and sealing the cabinets must be done first. The painting contractor would know the best primers and sealers to use based on the type of wood. When the wood is cherry or maple and has a tight grain, the painting contractor typically uses a primer that is oil based and dries slowly. However, for other woods that have a more open grain, like hickory, mahogany, or oak, oftentimes some type of putty is used to fill in the grains before the primer is applied. Regardless of the type of wood or material, the primer must be properly smoothed for the final look to be flawless. We are professional painting contractors and have the correct tools and supplies for a perfect finished professional look.
Remember, that both sides of the cabinet doors and drawers should be painted, but it’s a trade-off in time and money as to whether that should be done or not. In most case it takes up to two days for the paint to dry which is costly if done each side at a time and allowed to thoroughly dry.
Updating to get a New Look!
When it comes to updating the kitchen, painting kitchen cabinets is probably the most economical way to get a new look. You can choose us to do your work as we do exceptionally great work for a reasonable price.