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Kitchen Cabinets - Professional Refinishing and Painting Contractors

Is your kitchen starting to look old, outdated, or simply just worn out? You’re not alone. Kitchen cabinet painting is one of the most requested services from homeowners with older homes. It’s also one of the most cost-efficient ways to update your kitchen!

Whether you’re trying to get rid of the old stained oak look, or simply trying to refresh and clean up your previously painted cabinets, Major Painting’s team of interior painting specialists can help. Through many years of experience, Major Painting has formulated a kitchen cabinet painting process that guarantees a luxurious finish coupled with superior customer service, creating a stress-free experience.

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Major Painting’s Kitchen Cabinet Painting Process

  • Step 1: Prep the Project Space Accordingly

    This is one of the most crucial steps as it sets up the project for success! Our team preps and covers everything that is not to receive paint. This includes, but is not limited to, the floors, countertops, interior portions of the cabinets, and any open doorways to other areas of the home. We do our best to quarantine the area to minimize any dust spreading beyond the room. We even run a temporary ventilation system to direct dust outside the home.

  • Step 2: Disassemble Cabinets and Prep

    The second step involves removing all of the doors and drawers and starting on the prep process. Generally, all the areas of the cabinets that are to be painted will be de-glossed and sanded accordingly, creating an ideal profile for the primer to successfully adhere to.

  • Step 3: Prime, Inspect and Prep the Cabinets

    Once the kitchen cabinets are sanded, one coat of primer will be applied to them. After the primer dries, the cabinets will receive another light sanding, followed by a close inspection and reviewing any imperfections in the cabinets. The cabinets will be caulked as needed and then bondo will be applied to the imperfect areas. This step is predominately only needed when painting stained cabinets.

  • Step 4: Apply Two Coats of Enamel Finish Paint

    After the priming and prep has been completed, two coats of a high-end enamel finish paint will be applied to the cabinets. It’s very important to allow proper dry times between coats to ensure the coating cures properly.

  • Step 5: Install Cabinets and De-prep

    The last step is to carefully install the cabinets and de-prep the area. The result is a transformed kitchen!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Approximately how long does it take to paint kitchen cabinets?

The average duration of a kitchen cabinet repaint project for a mid to high-end home is five working days. Day 1: Prep, Day 2: Sand and De-gloss, Day 3: Prime, Day 4: Apply Finish Paint, Day 5: Re-assemble Kitchen and De-prep

How much does it cost to repaint my kitchen cabinets?

Through our experiences, $4,000 seems to be the minimum cost of a Kitchen Cabinet painting project. There are many factors that affect the cost of the project. For example, quantity or size of the kitchen cabinets, existing condition of the cabinets, if you’re painting the interiors of the cabinet frames, if you’re using handles or pulls that match the existing holes or if new ones will need to be drilled, and if your cabinets are already painted, are just a few considerations.

Will I be able to use my kitchen during the process?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to use your kitchen to cook meals for the duration of the project. However, the kitchen will be accessible throughout the process and appliances can be used.

Should I paint the interior of my cabinets?

This is completely optional. When your cabinets and drawers are in closed position the cabinet set will look completely painted. In general, if the interiors are in good shape, we recommend not painting them. We believe the existing prefinished version wears better than the painted interiors. However, if your interiors are worn out and you would like them cleaned up, we recommend painting them.

Should I remove my belongings from the inside of the cabinets?

Yes! With the prep work we do, your belongings would probably be fine, but why take the risk? Please remove all your belongings prior to the painting process. As a bonus, you may even find something you forgot about!


Get a Quote on Your Next Kitchen Cabinet Painting Project

If you’re ready to get a quote on your next kitchen cabinet painting project, don’t hesitate to reach out! You can use the free estimate request form on this page to get started, or simply contact us to learn more .

Content Reviewed by Chase DeRousse