CABINET PAINTING

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Mike Jones, owner, Elite Painting KC

Elite Painting KC Cabinet Services

At Elite Painting KC, our kitchen cabinet painting process is the best in the business. We pride ourselves in providing the most durable and beautiful finish to your kitchen cabinets. We use only the best products, and best practices to achieve a high level durable finish that will transform your kitchen cabinets at a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

  • Spray all of our coatings and we never brush and roll
  • Prime with oil based prime
  • Paint with oil based paint
  • Cabinet boxes get the same process done to both the inside and outside
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Prep

As a painter for over 20 years, I understand that performing the correct prep work prior to priming and paint is crucial to any kitchen cabinet paint project. Our painter will remove all kitchen cabinet doors and drawers.  Next, we remove all handles, knobs, and hinges paying careful attention to mask off all drawer tracks and rollers.  We also degloss and sand all kitchen cabinet doors, cabinet boxes, and drawers.  Next, we caulk all cracks/seams both on the cabinet doors and inside/outside the kitchen cabinet boxes.  There may also be impressions in both the drawer faces and cabinet doors from the previous handles.  If you’re updating your handles, it is absolutely necessary for the painter to use bondo, not wood filler, and sand those impressions smooth so they are not visible after paint.

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Prime

Priming is another crucial step when transitioning your kitchen cabinets from a stained look to a paint finish. Elite Painting KC uses oil based primer, and we spray it on every surface. We never brush and roll. Oil based primer adheres best and gives the most long-lasting results. It also covers flaws and blocks the kitchen cabinets previous stain from coming through. Finally, it provides the foundation for the paint to adhere. Once everything is primed and allowed to dry, we sand one final time. As an experienced kitchen cabinet painter, this has been a proven process that has provided exceptional results over the years.

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Paint

With this final step in the process, once again, we never brush and roll. We only spray our kitchen cabinets. Spraying gives your kitchen cabinets the factory finish our customers want, based on my experience as a kitchen cabinet painter. When we spray, we only use oil based enamel.

Advantages of oil based enamel over latex:

  • Dry’s harder which makes it more durable
  • Levels out to a smoother finish
  • Easier to wash and keep clean
  • Less shrinkage
  • Doesn’t swell the wood
  • Hides better

For the most professional, clean look, the above steps can dramatically change the appearance and feel of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of replacing. Although cabinet painting can be a DIY project, it’s best left to a professional to achieve the desired results most people are after. Most specifically, you should trust your kitchen cabinets to an experienced cabinet painter.

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Cabinet Painting Projects

River Hills Drive

River Hills Drive

West 47th Ave

West 47th Ave

Mashie Court

Mashie Court

Rustic Circle

Rustic Circle

Cabinet & Banister Project

Cabinet & Banister Project

Caster Project

Caster Project

Island Project

Island Project

Park Ave Project

Park Ave Project

Atkins Project

Atkins Project

Marvin Rd Cabinets Project

Marvin Rd Cabinets Project

Westgate Street

Westgate Street

Stain Cabinets

Stain Cabinets

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