Wood cabinets, wood-laminate cabinets, and metal cabinets usually can be repainted without difficulty. Plastic laminate cabinets resist overpainting — those that can be refinished often require special paints and techniques, and results can vary. If your cabinets have plastic laminate surfaces, it is important to choose the correct product for your application.
Flat-front doors and drawers are easily repainted, but woodwork with raised panels, routed profiles or other architectural detailing will require more time to prep and paint. If the woodwork is warped, badly worn or damaged, or coming apart at the glued joints, you can opt to buy new unfinished doors and drawers and paint them along with your existing cabinets.
Applicator options for repainting include spraying, rolling or brushing with either a natural or synthetic bristle brush or a foam brush. All have their advantages and disadvantages; choose whichever is most suited to the amount of woodwork to be repainted and your own finish preferences.
We will start by removing the cabinet doors and drawers and remove all pulls, knobs, latches and other hardware from these parts. We then place the hardware and screws in plastic bags inside the cabinets where they will be easy to locate when we are ready to reassemble everything
We label each door and its corresponding location as we remove them. We are careful not to mix them up or the hinges may not line up properly when we reinstall them. If we are painting only the drawer fronts, we won’t have to remove the attached slides. If we do need to remove the slides, we mark them and their locations as well.
After we label and disassemble your kitchen cabinets, we remove them from the kitchen area to our very popular outdoor, all weather portable inflatable Carcoon Workstation. You can watch from outside as your cabinets are degreased, masked, sanded, primed and painted in a clean air filtration environment. This ensures that vapors from the materials we are using are kept out of your breathing space. This process is the most effective, cleanest way to finish cabinet doors and drawers. Another advantage to this process is a very quick turnaround time. We are able to keep the project near your home but not IN your home. This affords you the luxury of living without mess and limits the possibility of damage to the kitchen cabinet parts we are trying to finish.
Another benefit to this process is a reduced overall cost because we are able to finish the work onsite and transport costs are not a factor in the final price.