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Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Columbia
Kitchen cabinets take up a bulk of the wall space in most kitchens. With that amazing observation stated, painting kitchen cabinets in Columbia or anywhere else can make for a dramatic change. In addition, homeowners have been drifting away from white cabinets and choosing some interesting colors.
The alternative is to do a complete kitchen remodel. New cabinets, counter-tops, sink, etc, can quickly turn into a $40,000 project. On the other hand, painting kitchen cabinets, installing a new backsplash, and replacing the cabinet hardware could cost as little as $5,000.
Of course, you could do the work yourself and save thousands more, but painting kitchen cabinets and installing backsplashes is not that easy. At least, it is not that easy to make it look professional.
Common Missteps When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Columbia
Getting kitchen cabinets to have a showroom/factory finish look is like baking. You have to follow each step precisely, or you will wish you never got started.
Cleaning with a degreaser, sanding, and using a bonding primer such as a shellac primer is not enough. Even using premium-grade cabinet-grade paints sometimes peel. Why? Because the oils from cooking and fingers all break the adhesion.
Many painting contractors and DIYer’s apply the paints with a roller. Rolling the kitchen cabinets leaves a horrible texture and, in my opinion, cheapens the look of the cabinets.
The processes and products we use will ensure your cabinets look fantastic for many years in the future. That is why we offer a guarantee.
In the picture on the far right, the paint started to scratch after ten short months. At Klappenberger & Son, we follow best practices that eliminate these issues – guaranteed.
Why Is Painting Kitchen Cabinets Difficult?
Just two factors:
First, cabinet manufacturers spray lacquer on the cabinets to protect them. While latex, oil primers stick to lacquer for a while, once the oil from our hands penetrates the paint and reaches the lacquer finish, the paint scratches off easily. The exception is a shellac primer. Shellac primers fuse to the lacquer.
Secondly, to get the kitchen cabinets to a factory finish, it is best to spray. The second best way is to brush with cabinet-grade paint and add a latex conditioner.
FYI – buying a DIY sprayer will not give you the same results. The cheap sprayers don’t have the necessary pressure to put the paint out, and the result will be an orange peel effect.
Painting Kitchen Cabinets & Vanities
Painting kitchen cabinets in Columbia is a great way to transcend your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.
I believe adding a backsplash plus painting your kitchen cabinets can have a dramatic effect. I’ve seen it so many times, and usually, the cost is under $5,000.00.
In addition, with over 30 years of experience painting kitchen cabinets, we offer two things that most companies can not say.
First, your newly painted kitchen cabinets’ quality has a smoothness similar to a factory finish.
Secondly, we offer a 5-year warranty when you have your kitchen cabinets or vanities painted. No other painting contractor offers such a generous warranty. Why do we?
The short answer is because our paint and procedures are done properly. For example, we use the right primers and topcoats.
Our Warranty on Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Columbia
The confidence in our products and process has allowed us to give 5-year warranties on kitchen cabinets against chipping and peeling.
The Klappenberger & Son Cabinet Warranty covers all labor and materials necessary to repair damaged areas to cabinets due to improper paint application or adhesion.
You can be confident that if you choose Klappenberger & Son to paint your kitchen cabinets, you are covered under our 5-year warranty.
Klappenberger & Son Cabinet Painting Process
With cabinet painting and staining services from Klappenberger & Son, your cabinets can look new again.
Our trained painters follow a careful step-by-step process to ensure your cabinets do not chip or peel.
To make sure all our painted cabinets can withstand heavy-duty use for many years, we follow a detailed, complete process:
- Prepare and clean all surfaces with light sanding.
- Apply a high adhesion primer to ensure proper paint application and long-lasting finishes.
- Repair any cabinet damages like gaps and nicks with caulk to create a uniform, professional result.
- Finish the cabinets with a second layer of primer.
- Add hardener to cabinet grade paint for additional protection.
- Add paint conditioner for exceptional smoothness and self-leveling.
- Use a sprayer to add two coats of paint to the doors and drawers.
- Hand-paint the cabinet frames to ensure precision and attention to detail.
Painting Kitchen Cabinets In Columbia Is Fast & Convenient
At Klappenberger & Son, we know complete kitchen and bathroom remodels can be time-consuming and messy for homeowners. That’s why we also offer cabinet painting options. This reduces the hassle while reinvigorating the look of your home. Our team of trained painters takes excellent care to make our services as clean and non-invasive as possible. What makes our cabinet painting process so convenient is that we complete your project on-site to reduce the risks of damaging your cabinets or home. In addition, by eliminating cabinet removal and transportation, we can save all our customers time and money.
Cabinet Painting: Pick a Color, Any Color
We can handle any type of cabinet painting project, including antiquing, color matching, distressing, staining, clear coating, and refinishing. We encourage all our customers to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our team will work closely with you to understand your long-term expectations and budget.
Customer Reviews for Our Painting Franchises
Want to know what it’s like to work with us on your professional interior painting project? Just ask our happy clients!
Adding New Hardware Is the Fun Part
Why Choose Klappenberger & Son For Your Kitchen Cabinet Painting in Columbia?
When you trust Klappenberger & Son for all your cabinet repainting and refinishing needs, our team of highly trained experts will leave behind only the most professional, durable products that make you excited to show off the kitchen cabinet painting of your Columbia home.