Is it time to do something about your old, outdated, dingy kitchen cabinets in your Upstate South Carolina kitchen? If you’re thinking about buying new cabinets, consider the quality of the ones you already own. Are they heavy and solid? If so, maybe a professional paint job by A Perfectionist Touch is all that you need.
A fresh, new look can be carefully applied by one of our expert painters, hardware can be updated for a modern appeal, and you can still save money compared to the cost of replacing them. The quality of old cabinetry is often superior to the easily-accessible box store variety, so you may even end up with a better end product. Making this small improvement can have a big impact on your house and on its value.
Since cabinet painting requires a long series of time-consuming and tedious steps, a professional painter can dedicate the attention to the project that it deserves so the time and effort involved will be reduced.
Here are the steps your professional painter may take:
- Prepare the kitchen
Your kitchen walls, fixtures, range hood and countertops will be covered in protective plastic and tape, and dust will be confined to the kitchen as much as possible. Cabinet doors, hinges and knobs/handles will be removed.
- Prepare the doors
Any dents, scratches, holes or other flaws in the cabinet doors will be filled in with special filler and sanded off. A cleaning solution will be used to strip off years of oil, smoke, dust and kitchen grime to prepare the surface for sanding.
- Prepare the cabinet boxes
Care will be taken to ensure everything is taped and covered that doesn’t need to be painted. Cabinet frames and insides will be cleaned and scratches filled in to prepare for sanding.
Careful sanding will take off the old layers of paint or stain and prepare the wood for a new application. A smooth surface will help obtain the professional, streak-free look.
Now your painting professional will apply a careful layer of primer in an even, smooth coat. This quality application can save paint and time in later steps and can give your cabinets a unified look. Time will be allotted for drying to make sure the primer cures properly.
The first layer of a premium cabinet paint will now be applied. This step will be done with care and plenty of time to make sure it is as even and smooth as possible. Time will be allotted for proper drying.
At this point, any imperfections will again be sanded and addressed so the finished surface is smooth and gives a consistent appearance. Unscrupulous skipping of this step would leave you with a rougher finished product.
- Painting second coat
The next coat will be meticulously applied and allowed to dry.
- Painting third coat
The final coat will be applied with extreme care, ensuring a hardened finish that can stand up better to the daily use and abuse that cabinets endure. Drying time will be factored in before reassembly.
- Reassembly and cleaning
Now comes the exciting part. Your painter will put the doors back on, add the hardware and remove the protective plastic and tape from the kitchen. Extensive cleaning will be done to remove the dust and debris from the job site. Finally, you can start moving your dishes back and enjoying the stunning difference that a professional touch can make with your old cabinets that now look like new cabinets.
What can I expect when the job is done?
Everyone knows the kitchen is the hub of the house. When A Perfectionist Touch is through with your cabinets, the look of your gorgeous new kitchen can create an inviting atmosphere for family and friends as they gather together. Your cabinets will steal the show with the right color, patina and finish that complements the kitchen perfectly. If you’d like walls, ceiling and backsplashes painted, we can do that as well so the whole room shines with the attractive style you have chosen.
Call today for your free consultation
To find out more about how we can help you obtain the right look for your kitchen cabinets, call us at (864) 325-2722 or fill out our fast inquiry form to set up an initial consultation. Our design expert will discuss the right color and style for your project to make sure we bring out the best in your kitchen.
We’ll bring the expertise and skill to the job to make sure your cabinets are the brilliant focal point of a beautiful kitchen that you’ll be proud to use for years to come.