Having your cabinets professionally painted always costs less than buying new ones and
paying a contractor to install them. Painting them is a great option if you're happy with the
layout of the cabinets, but not the color.
Honey oak and other types of stained wood cabinets aren't as desirable anymore as they were
in the past. Painting them white is what most of our customers want, whether it's to sell the house, or for a
kitchen remodel. Painting older cabinets will update your kitchen and add value to your
Check out our before and after pictures further down this page to see how paint can
transform your kitchen, even painted oak.
We spray paint cabinet doors and wall boxes for a
professional finish without any roller stippling, or brush marks. We use durable emamel
that levels over the surface when sprayed for a super smooth
If your cabinets are missing knobs, no problem, we can drill holes
and install them for you. We paint all types of wood cabinets, including
Check out our process for how we prepare and paint cabinets
further down this page. Doors are prepped and spray painted
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Questions? Call Matt - (847)845-6876. You may also submit your estimate request online. We paint cabinets in Crystal Lake and the
surrounding suburbs (Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Woodstock).
Check out the before and after pictures below of our cabinet painting
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The pictures below are maple cabinets we spray painted in
Crystal Lake, Illinois. The paint color is the untinted, High Hide White from Sherwin Williams. The customer
wanted a brighter white to match the surrounding window trim. The accent color for the island cabinets is
Dovetail, also a Sherwin Williams color. The kitchen walls were painted with Repose Grey.
The pictures below are Hickory cabinets we
painted in a home in Mchenry,
Illinois. The customer chose the Sherwin Williams color Alabaster, a cream white. We painted the kitchen
walls with the color Dorian Grey, also a Sherwin Williams color. The
customer is having tile installed between the counter and upper cabinets.
Maple cabinets in Crystal Lake, Illinois spray painted in the
color Extra White from Sherwin Williams.
Cherry cabinets in Huntley, Illinois (Northbridge neighborhood)
spray painted white. The customer chose a satin finish instead of semi-gloss. The color is Snowbound from Sherwin
Oak cabinets in Lakewood, Illinois (Wedgewood
neighborhood) spray painted white with our most frequently
used color Snowbound from Sherwin Williams. The walls were painted in Sherwin Williams color Mindful Gray to
get nice contrast with the white cabinets. We installed brushed
nickel knobs and pulls for the customer.
Oak cabinets in the Lakewood, Illinois
neighborhood Turnberry. These were spray painted
white in the color Snowbound by Sherwin Williams.
A cabinet project we did in
a Lake in the Hills home. These were spray painted white with the popular color Snowbound
from Sherwin Williams.
Oak cabinets in a Lake in the Hills home
painted white with dark bronze hardware installed. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Snowbound
Oak cabinets in a Huntley home painted white,
using Sherwin Williams color Snowbound.
Oak cabinets in Lake in the Hills home painted white with grey accent wall above
microwave. Cabinet color is Sherwin Williams Divine White 6105.
in Crystal Lake home spray painted white. The color is Sherwin Williams
Extra White 7006.
Pine cabinetry spray painted
white with Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006.
Preparing cabinets for paint is a tedious process
that has to be done right for durability. We start by removing the doors, knobs, and hinges. Doors are
numbered accordingly to make installation easy at the end of the job.
Our surface preparation consists of cleaning, sanding, and
spraying two coats each of primer and paint, sanding in between coats for a smooth finish. The kitchen is
tented off with plastic to contain dust and material fumes. For grainy wood, we can apply grain filler if
desired. Filler reduces the wood grain so it's less noticeable when painted.
Spraying Doors and Cabinet
We spray everything, including the cabinet boxes.
Spraying achieves a professional finish without the stippling texture and brush marks you get using
a brush and roller. Even foam rollers leave stippling. Spraying is also much faster than
priming and painting everything by hand. The doors are sprayed off site
to reduce dust and chemical fumes in your
The total time to prep and paint cabinet doors is
usually 5 to 7 days, depending on the number of doors and the type of wood. Oak involves more time
for grain filling and additional sanding. Kitchen wall boxes usually take no more than 5 to
7 days. Wet doors are stored on professional drying racks until the
day of installation. The doors are painted first so they have plenty of time to dry and harden on our racks
Spray painting cabinets
near appliances and countertops is obviously a concern for our customers, but careful masking is
done to fully protect all surfaces not being painted. For kitchen walls, we usually include wall painting
as part of our service since the labor costs to paint them is often low and most of our customers want to
update the wall color anyway.
are protected with heavy duty rosin paper. The wall cabinet openings are taped with plastic to keep dust and
over-spray out when spraying. The surrounding kitchen area is tented off with plastic to contain dust and
over-spray. The doors are sprayed off site. The primer we use dries fast with a temporary odor that goes away
quickly with a window opened.
On cabinets, the durability and hardness of the paint you're using is very
important. Cheap latex paint is too soft and not hard enough for every day use.
When painting cabinets, we use Emerald urethane enamel
from Sherwin Williams. Emerald urethane is an acrylic alkyd enamel that dries harder than basic trim paint. We
like this product because it provides similar hardness and durability of oil paint without yellowing
over time like oil paint does.
When sprayed, the paint levels out nicely over
the surface for a uniform, smooth finish.
The pics below are cherry cabinets we spray painted
using Emerald urethane in the satin finish.
This product is available in satin, semi-gloss and gloss. We
use satin and semi-gloss the most, but if you don't want your cabinets to be too shiny, satin is the best
option. The satin finish is still very smooth without being overly glossy.
Filling Oak Grain
Oak is a grainy wood with deep cracks and pores that are visible in
paint if filler isn't used during preparation.
Some of our customers want oak grain unfilled for a rustic
look, but it's personal preference.
Using grain filler won't completely hide the natual pattern of
the grain on oak, but it will reduce it so it's less noticeable when painted.
Closed grain wood like maple and cherry don't need filler like
oak does. Maple and cherry both have a very smooth profile that looks very nice
Applying grain filler is a very tedious process that involves
skim coating the surface with filler and sanding off the excess. We apply one coat of grain
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