Newly painted white kitchen cabinets at a house in Medinah, Illinois

Kitchen Cabinet Painting as an Affordable Alternative to New Cabinets: Insights from a Medinah Kitchen Cabinet Painting Company

Replacing your kitchen cabinetry can be extremely expensive and time consuming, so why not consider painting your kitchen cabinets instead? It is an affordable project and can really transform the kitchen in your Medinah home. Plus, this kitchen remodeling job can be accomplished over a long weekend, or about three days with the right kind of preparation and planning.

Kitchen cabinets take up most of the wall space in most kitchens, and because of this, by simply repainting your kitchen cabinets, you can significantly improve the look of the entire kitchen. Whether you want to lighten up dark cabinets or brighten them up with bold colors, a fresh coat of paint can provide an instant makeover for almost all types of cabinets.

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be the fastest, easiest, and most affordable method to update a tired, worn-out looking kitchen and increase the value of your Medinah home. This is why we recommend it as opposed to an expensive kitchen overhaul.

Before we get started, one thing to note is that it’s probably not a good idea to paint your cabinets in the winter months, because you’ll want to have windows and doors open to air out the fumes from the paint and primer. With that being said, let’s review the details below:

Preparing the Kitchen Cabinetry for Painting

First, you can begin by taking off the doors, removing any screws, and all the cabinets’ hardware. Make sure to clean the cabinets thoroughly before painting with a wood cleaner containing orange oil, which is a type of cleaner that’s well suited for removing grease. If there is grease, oils, or even a little dirt, the paint may not adhere to the wood surface correctly. Make sure the surface is totally dry before applying the primer.

Next, check for any rough areas on the doors and the cabinet base, sand them down, and wipe away any dust or sawdust from the surface. Apply an even coat of primer-sealer to the cabinet doors, starting in the center and following the wood’s grain. By using primer-sealer, you will not have to sand down and degloss the wood before painting it.

Painting the Cabinetry

When it comes to the choice of the type of paint, either a high-gloss or semi-gloss paint is recommended for cabinets. That said, some people feel that semi-gloss can provide a richer finish.

It’s important to use a good quality brush for applying the paint to ensure a more superior finish. As with the application of the primer-sealer, you should start in the center and follow the grain. Two or three coats are generally required to achieve a good quality finish. The paint should be allowed to dry for about four hours between coat. Using thin coats make for fewer brushstrokes and less time for drying.

Once you have all the doors painted, start on the bases. Follow the same steps you did for the doors: sand, clean, seal, then paint. You will not have to worry about doing the inside of the cabinets. It will only be necessary to tape off the edges for a clean finish. However, you might want to start thinking about replacing the hardware for the drawers and doors to totally complete your new kitchen look.

If you proceed carefully and follow all the necessary steps, you should have a brand new kitchen with a fresh look to be proud of.

Looking to give your Medinah kitchen cabinets a facelift with a fresh coat of paint?

Want to get the dream kitchen you have always wanted? Prime Time Painting is the company to call! We have a skilled team that can get your kitchen cabinets painted professionally and quickly.

If you would like to learn more about our cost-effective kitchen cabinet painting services in Medinah, contact us today to request a free quote!