Are you happy with your cabinets, but not the color? Painting them is the best
alternative to buying replacements. Most of the cabinets we paint, even the older ones, are in
Check out our before and after pictures further below to see how paint can transform
your kitchen and save you thousands of dollars.
Buying new cabinets is very expensive. You're going to spend anywhere from $8,000
to $20,000 on replacements, depending on the size of your kitchen.
Unless you want to change the layout of your kitchen, why buy new
We spray paint cabinets for a professional, fine finish.
Brushing and rolling creates noticeable texturing, even using a foam roller. A sprayed finish always look
superior. We use high quality paint that self-levels for a super smooth
Most of our cabinet painting projects
are stained wood the customer wants painted white. This often includes oak, cherry, and maple.
If your cabinets are missing knobs, no problem. We can drill holes and install them for
Do you want to request an
estimate now? 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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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 the Doors and Wall
We spray everything, including the wall boxes. Spraying
produces a professional, fine finish, without the stippling texture and brush marks you get with the
brush and roller method. Spraying is also much faster than painting everything by hand.
The doors are usually sprayed off site to reduce dust and chemical fumes in your home.
The total time to prep and paint cabinet doors is usually five
to seven days, or less. Kitchen wall boxes usually take no more than five
days. Wet doors are stored on professional drying racks until the
day of installation.
Having your cabinets spray painted over your appliances and countertops is an understandable concern. We completely
mask your kitchen so everything is carefully protected from dust and over-spray. Floors
are protected with heavy duty masking paper.
The wall box openings are taped with plastic to keep dust and
paint out. The surrounding kitchen area is tented off with plastic to contain the dust and paint odor. The whole
process for prepping and painting the wall boxes takes less time than the doors, usually no more than five days.
The doors are usually sprayed off site.
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 now use Emerald urethane enamel
from Sherwin Williams. Emerald urethane is an acrylic alkyd enamel that dries hard. We like this product
because it provides the same benefits of oil-based paint without turning yellow over time.
The paint dries fast, allowing painted doors to be
installed the day after spraying them. When sprayed, the paint levels out over the
surface for a uniform, smooth finish that looks awesome.
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 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 can show through paint if
filler isn't used during preparation.
We can spray the primer and paint heavier to fill some of
the shallow cracks in the grain, but without filler, some deep cracks will remain.
Some of our customers prefer the rustic look with the
grain showing. It's personal preference.
Using a 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.
Wood like maple and cherry usually don't need filler, other
than patching knicks and damage. Maple and cherry both have a very smooth profile that looks very
Cabinet doors are primed two coats. We spray our
cabinet doors, using a urethane enamel that levels out over the surface for a beautiful,
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We paint kitchen cabinets in Huntley,
Algonquin, Woodstock, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Cary, Lakewood and most suburbs in Mchenry
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