Cabinet Finishing

Cabinet Painting

custom painted cabinet

Change Your Scenery can help you revitalize your tired kitchen, bath or built-in cabinets and update them with paint! Repainting your cabinets is less than ¼ the cost and far less mess and daily disruption than replacing.  An average Kitchen cabinet painting project takes 3-5 days onsite, waiting a least a week for drying and then returning an additional day to reinstall the completed painted doors and drawers.

Cabinets are a large investment in any home. Complimentary samples in the same species of wood and cabinet door style are included with any scheduled cabinet painting project to check colors and techniques. Careful preparation and procedures are followed to ensure a long-lasting finish to painted cabinets:

  • Thoroughly clean the cabinet surfaces: doors, drawers, and base cabinets. Rinse and rinse again.
  • Remove the cabinet doors and drawer fronts when possible. Label and number all hinges. Transfer doors and drawers off site to be sprayed.
  • Sand all the surfaces to give the paint something to grip, vacuum dust and tack.
  • Apply a high-grade paint primer. When painting over oak, cherry or mahogany, will use 2 coats of a pigmented shellac to lock in the tannins of the wood.
  • Fill all holes & sand again. Caulk any gaps.
  • Apply two coats of specialized high quality cabinet paint.

Optional Decorative Cabinet Finishes

Distress the finish around the edges, apply a glaze to enhance the architectural details of the cabinets, hand paint motifs or tromp l’oiel (French= trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three dimensional) architectural details to flat faced cabinets.

  • Apply a quality top coat to protect the cabinets and painted finishes.
  • Reinstall the cabinet doors, drawers, hinges and hardware.
  • Enjoy the look of your updated painted cabinets.

Other Cabinet Finishes are available and include a careful preparation process, as well.

Re-vitalizing stained cabinets

Refreshing water or sun damaged cabinets in the same color.

Overstaining Cabinets

Giving stained cabinets a darker color while maintaining the wood grain.

Refinishing Cabinets

Stripping and re-staining with a lighter stained color.