Tired of your old cabinets? Don't waste money buying new ones. Make your old
cabinets look amazing by having them professionally spray painted. Check out our before and after
pictures further down this page.
Depending on the size of your kitchen, buying new cabinets can
cost upwards of $10k, while having them painted by a professional is much
your cabinets are in good condition, but you're simply unhappy with the stained look, painting them is an
excellent alternative that will totally transform your
Most of our customers want their stained cabinets painted
white, which seems to be the current trend.
Grey is another color trend, but white is by far the most
popular choice that coordinates well with pretty much any color in the kitchen. White is also timeless in
decor. Old hardware can be replaced with new knobs and hidden hinges for an updated
If you would like to request an
estimate for painting your cabinets, Call Matt - (847)845-6876, or submit your estimate request online.
Check out the before and
after pictures below of our cabinet painting projects.
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(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)
cabinets 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 and painting cabinets is a tedious process
that must be done correctly to get a durable, smooth finish. We start by removing the doors and
hardware. Our surface preparation consists of cleaning, sanding, and spraying two coats each of primer and
paint, sanding in between coats. For grainy wood, like oak, we can apply grain filler if desired. The filler
reduces the wood grain so it's less noticeable.
Spraying the Doors and Wall
We spray everything, including the wall boxes. Spraying
produces a really nice fine finish and makes it possible to finish the work much faster than
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 five
to seven days, or less. Kitchen wall boxes usually take no more than five
days. Wet doors are stored on professional drying racks in a
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 keep sanding dust and fumes out of nearby
rooms. 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 sprayed off site.
On cabinets, the durability and hardness of the paint you're using is very
important. Cheap latex paint isn't hard enough to resist damage from cleaning and every
When painting cabinets, we use Emerald urethane enamel
from Sherwin Williams. Emerald urethane is a hybrid enamel (acrylic alkyd). We like this product because,
similar to oil-based paint, it dries hard, but won't yellow over time like oil paint.
The paint dries fast, allowing your painted doors to
be installed the day after painting the wall boxes. When sprayed, the paint levels out over the
surface of cabinet doors in a uniform, smooth finish.
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 most of the
cracks in the grain, but without filler, some 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.
Maple has a closed grain and doesn't need
filler. When painted, maple has a very smooth profile, showing no grain through paint, but
oak can be smoothed out with filler for a similar look.
Cabinet doors are primed with two coats of
primer to seal the surface, preventing oil inside the wood from bleeding through the top coats of paint.
We spray our cabinet doors, using a urethane enamel that levels out over the surface for a
beautiful, smooth finish.
Spraying vs Rolling
We spray paint cabinets, including the doors
and wall boxes, but the doors are sprayed off site. Painting cabinets with a brush and a
roller creates noticeable brush strokes and roller stippling on
the surface. While you can certainly achieve decent results with careful technique, using a
foam roller, the finish will never look as nice as a sprayed finish.
Spraying is always faster too than brushing
and rolling. We can spray paint your cabinets and put your kitchen back together in about one
week, but painting them by hand would take much longer. The sooner the painting is done, the sooner
you can have your kitchen back to normal.
Ready to paint your
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