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Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Montgomery County

Kitchen Cabinets Painting in Montgomery CTY can have dark cabinets such as these that were painted on HGTV
Photo by HGTV
Kitchen Cabinets Painting in Montgomery CTY can have dark cabinets such as these baby blue that were painted on HGTV
Photo from Rethink
Painting contractor painting white and blue kitchen cabinets from HGTV
Compliments of HGTV
Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Montgomery CTY by Klappenberger & Son
Getting a smooth finish on these kitchen cabinets is a combination of experience and the right tools.

Are You Looking to Have Your Kitchen Cabinets Painted in Montgomery County?


I want to share some tips and tricks on making your cabinets look great, or you can hire us to do it for you. 

Before I get started with tips, I would say that having your kitchen cabinets painted is a much cheaper alternative than replacing them if they are structurally sound. New kitchen cabinets cost anywhere from $12k to $80k or more, and painting kitchen cabinets in Montgomery County typically costs between $3k and $8k.

With the money you are saving, you might as well add new cabinet hardware $300 – $1,000, and a backsplash at around $40 per square foot.

If you are a DIYer, give yourself about two weeks to complete all three projects.  However, if you hire a professional, it can be done in about a week.  Why the difference?  A learning curve and the right tools.

How to Get Longevity and a Factory Finish When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

First, using a degreaser to remove oils is the first step to prepping kitchen cabinets in Montgomery CTY.  If the oils are not entirely off, the paint will eventually scratch off.

Secondly, the lacquer finish needs to be scuffed with 150-180 grit sandpaper.  Again, the purpose is to scuff the surface so the primer can bond.  After sanding, remove all dust with a vacuum cleaner and a tack cloth.

Thirdly, prime with a shellac-based primer.  I’m not a chemist, but I have been told shellac primers fuse to the lacquer.  Shellac primers do smell – a lot – but they dry in minutes which is an excellent trade-off.

After you prime, lightly sand and remove all dust with a vacuum cleaner and a tack cloth.

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.

Many Paint peels on kitchen cabinets in Montgomery CTY because of 4 reason. Pictures show paint scrapping off easily,
These cabinets will need to be stripped down in order to resolve the peeling and have a factory finish.
Painting Kitchen cabinets in Towson show the beautiful white cabinets
These modest kitchen cabinets received several coats of white cabinet grade paint which will give them a durable finish for years!
When spraying is not an option for painting kitchen cabinets, Klappenberger & Son will roll and back brush before the paint dries.

Applying the Topcoats to Kitchen Cabinets in Montgomery County

Finally, we get to the topcoats.  I only recommend the following paints for painting kitchen cabinets in Montgomery County.

  • C2 Cabinet Grade Paint With Hardener
  • Ben Moore Advance
  • PPG UltraLast

Application:  The best way to apply the paint is either using a sprayer called an HVLP (high volume low pressure) or an airless sprayer.  If you have little or no experience in spraying, I’d advise you not to spray.  It’s better to get experience spraying something else, such as a fence where technique is not essential.





Brushing & Rolling

Rolling – If you do roll the cabinets, make sure you back brush immediately to knock down the texture that the roller creates.

Brushing – Whether you are brushing or rolling, please add latex conditioner to the paint.  Latex conditioner will allow the paint to have a longer working time and self-level.  The difference is substantial.  When using a latex conditioner on any of the cabinet-grade paints listed above, it is hard to see the difference between spraying and brushing on the kitchen cabinets.

Choosing The Right Paint For Your Kitchen Cabinets

This pictures shows paint not self leveling. When painting kitchen cabinets in Montgomery CTY you can not get a professional finish with a paint that does not self-level.
PPG Manor Hall is a premium grade paint, but is not made for kitchen cabinets. The brush strokes are very visible.
Ben Moore Advance self level's very well which makes it an ideal paint for painting kitchen cabinets in Montgomery County
Ben Moore Advance self-levels very well which makes it an ideal paint for painting kitchen cabinets in Montgomery CTY.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets & Vanities

Painting kitchen cabinets in Montgomery CTY is a great way to transcend your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.  

Furthermore, 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.  

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 do this?

The short answer is experience and product knowledge.  For example, we use the proper primers and topcoats.

Professional Cabinet Painting
Having a backsplash added when painting kitchen cabinets gives the feel of a brand new kitchen.

Our Warranty on Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Montgomery County

5 year warranty by Klappenberger & Son

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:


  1. Prepare and clean all surfaces with light sanding.
  2. Apply a high adhesion primer to ensure proper paint application and long-lasting finishes.
  3. Repair any cabinet damages like gaps and nicks with caulk to create a uniform, professional result.
  4. Finish the cabinets with a second layer of primer.
  5. Add hardener to cabinet grade paint for additional protection.
  6. Add paint conditioner for exceptional smoothness and self-leveling.
  7. Use a sprayer to add two coats of paint to the doors and drawers.
  8. Hand-paint the cabinet frames to ensure precision and attention to detail.
cabinet Painting, Klappenberger & Son painter painting kitchen cabinets
When painting kitchen cabinets, we start with priming with a shellac primer.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Montgomery County 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. 

painting kitchen cabinets in Westminster a dark green color
Cabinets like these are painted with a cabinet grade satin finish.
Cabinet Painting with antiquing added on top of yellow painted cabinets
These kitchen cabinets have a glazing added to the top coat.
Painted kitchen cabinets from a stain to a dark taupe
Darker colors like these can have a dramatic affect.
White is a popular color for people to choose for painting kitchen cabinets in Miami.
Adding LCD lighting to glass doors looks awesome.

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!
John Carpenter
John Carpenter
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From the front office to the painters, they were 5 stars. So, if you're considering painting your home, please give them a try. Also, they are a pleasure to work with and cleaned up.
Deborah Gomes
Deborah Gomes
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As a property manager, I have many vendors that I contract for services; however, Daniel is always my first call. Why? Because he is professional, prompt, and provides me with an itemized estimate.
Rachel Grice
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Arturo provided an estimate, and the crew got started quickly. They were prompt, and I am thrilled with the final paint job and the work ethic. All crew adhered strictly to COVID guidelines and wore masks the entire time. In conclusion, Arturo was a pleasure to work with, and I give them 5 stars.

Adding New Hardware Is the Fun Part

Clemet's Hardware has a great selection of kitchen cabinet hardware
Few hardware stores have the hardware selection that Clemet's Hardware has. Plus they sell the items 40% off list price!
After painting kitchen cabinets in Miami add some hardware and finish off the project with a n entirely new look.
After painting the kitchen cabinets, take advantage of the opportunity to get new hardware.
If you like a lot of reflection chose a high gloss paint like these.
If you like a lot of reflection, choose a high gloss paint like these.

Why Choose Klappenberger & Son for Your Kitchen Cabinet Painting in Montgomery County?

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 Montgomery County home.

The Process

Our 30 plus years of best practices ensure both consistency and quality. Also, our training program gets everyone singing out of the same hymn book.


We Itemize, so you can pick and choose what you would like us to do.

Our Team

We get it right the first time because our techs are trained and have a minimum of 5 years of experience!


The #1 reason problems arise is poor communication, and that is why we provide contact information plus daily updates.

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