Kitchen remodeling tips from Eugene’s expert residential painters

Winter is in full swing and you may be thinking about sprucing up the interior of your home before spring arrives.

Why not start with the room you spend the most time in? Our guess is that is the kitchen, which happens also to be the most expensive room in the house to make changes to. Well, since none of us are made of money, one of the most economical ways to spruce up a kitchen is to put a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets and walls.

Paint can brighten a space

We recommend using light colors to brighten up the space. For example, shades of white, yellow, blue, green, and even gray can keep a space bright, as long as the color has a white base. If your kitchen still has a 1970s wallpaper, that will have to be removed before applying a fresh coat of paint. Luckily, Specialized Painting & Remodeling can help!

Refinishing your kitchen cabinets and walls

Typically, professional painters can paint a kitchen in one day. This depends on the size of the kitchen, the type of preparation needed, as well as the paint color variety and application.

A significant factor in repainting a kitchen is the cabinetry. Those pesky cabinets that you’ve been looking at for way too long can cost so much to replace that it’s too much to even talk about! We can tell you from more than three decades of experience in construction trades that if your cabinets were built in the 1900s, they are made of real wood. This is not the pressboard with wood fronts that is produced today! No matter what your cabinets are made of, cabinet demolition and replacement is expensive, which is why we recommend painting the existing cabinets for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

Creating a stained-wood finish

Painting is the best way to go unless you desire a stained-wood finish. In this case, we would recommend refacing your existing cabinets. Refacing consists of replacing the front of your cabinets with new veneer that is glued to the outer surface. The downside to this option is that veneer cannot be easily touched-up like a coat of paint.

If you are interested in refacing your cabinets for a stained-wood finish, we are happy to help you get the job done. Feel free to contact us to learn more about this cabinet refinishing technique. If you prefer to repaint your cabinets, our team of expert painters is ready to get to work.

What to expect from professional painters in your kitchen painting project

Specialized Painting & Remodeling completes a kitchen cabinet painting project in about three to five days. Our process is as follows:

1. A diagram is drawn of all cabinetry

2. Doors and drawers are removed and taken to our facility:

  • Hardware is removed from doors and drawers, and cleaned, painted or replaced
  • Doors and drawers are primed and painted in a controlled environment (heated spray facility)
  • Any dings, dents, scratches, holes, ect. on doors and drawers are repaired

3. Cabinet frames remain in place on site as they are repaired and painted:

  • Prior to starting the paint job, our customers choose either a spray or hand-painted technique, in which we use fine-quality brushes to paint the cabinets by hand. If we spray the cabinet frames, the customer will lose access to their kitchen for at least three days, possibly longer depending on the size of the kitchen. For this reason, we like to give our customers a less invasive hand-painting option, as well.
  • Dings, dents, scratches are repaired
  • Woodwork is sanded and wiped down prior to applying a coat of primer
  • Once the primer dries, woodwork is sanded a second time

4. After the paint has cured, unmasking takes place, and doors and drawers are returned and reinstalled.

5. Then we touch-up and clean up!

6. All cabinets are then complete and may be enjoyed for another 20 years.

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