Kitchen Cabinet Painting in Wayne, PA: Project Spotlight!
If you follow home improvement trends at all, you already know that painted cabinets are HUGELY popular. White, blue, gray, green… All types of colors are trending, leaving plenty of room to let your personality and personal preferences shine.
And if you’re considering the process for your own home, you might want to check out this article: Should You Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets?
Today, we wanted to showcase a project that perfectly exemplifies what the right cabinet paint job can do.
Getting ready for cabinet painting in Wayne, PA
In this case, our client’s kitchen met all their needs, but had a tired, dated, dark finish. This meant that there was really no need for a messy, expensive remodel-just a new look.
Here are the before pics:
Our process included fully prepping the space: covering floors and countertops, masking, and removing cabinet doors and drawer faces. Everything that could be removed was brought back to our dedicated spray shop for prep, priming, and painting, letting us do the work in a controlled space. This translates to a much better quality finish overall.
We then de-greased, cleaned, sanded, prepped, primed, and painted the cabinet boxes and island in our client’s kitchen. And here’s what it looks like now!
Which cabinet paint colors and finishes did we use?
Here’s a list of exactly which paint colors and products we used, and where:
Walls – Ben Moore Oxford White in an eggshell finish
Cabinets – Sherwin Williams SW0055 Light French Gray in a satin finish
Have more questions about cabinet painting?
Here are a few of the top FAQ we hear, but please feel free to reach out to us directly if your question isn’t on the list. We’d love to chat with you!
Q: Can I paint my kitchen cabinets myself, or should I hire a professional?
A: While it is technically possible to paint your kitchen cabinets yourself, it’s a difficult and time-consuming process that requires careful preparation, patience, and attention to detail. Not to mention specialized tools and expertise. Hiring a professional can save you time and hassle and ensure a high-quality finish-it’s definitely the way to go.
Q: What’s the best type of paint to use on kitchen cabinets?
A: The best type of paint to use on kitchen cabinets is a high-quality, durable, and washable paint that can stand up to the wear and tear of daily use. Look for paints specifically designed for cabinetry or choose a high-quality latex or oil-based paint.
Q: Do I need to sand my cabinets before painting them?
A: Yes, it’s important to sand your cabinets before painting to ensure a smooth, even finish. Sanding also helps the paint adhere properly to the surface. Prep is 80% of the process!
Q: Should I remove the cabinet doors and hardware before painting?
A: Yes, it’s a good idea to remove the cabinet doors and hardware before painting to ensure a professional-looking finish. This also makes it easier to reach all areas of the cabinet and ensures that the paint is applied evenly.
Q: Can I change the color of my cabinets when painting them?
A: Yes, painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to update the look of your kitchen and change the color scheme. Be sure to choose a paint color that complements your kitchen’s overall design and style.
Q: How long does it take to paint kitchen cabinets?
A: The time it takes to paint kitchen cabinets varies depending on the size of your kitchen and the complexity of the project. On average, it can take anywhere from a few days to a week or more to complete the painting process.