Our Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Services
we spend a good amount of time in the kitchen during our daily routine. From cooking, to cleaning, to eating, we love our kitchens. In fact, according to the Food Network, “We spend about 34 minutes on food preparation and cleanup, on average, on any given weekday, and about 37 minutes preparing and cleaning up after our meals on weekends and holidays.” The amount of time equates to just over an hour each day. That does not include the fact that the kitchen is a backdrop for almost everything we do. From just passing through to watching TV in the living room, the kitchen is never far from use or sight. The fact that kitchens are so central to our lives matters because that means kitchens are not only in our line of sight constantly, but that items in them, especially the cabinets, get used a lot.
Think about all the use your kitchen cabinets get. From opening and closing them to taking out and putting away dishes, groceries, and other material, your cabinets sure take a beating over time. And considering how much time is spent in or around the kitchen, you want your cabinets to look good and function properly. In order to do this, you need your paint job to reflect the care you take for your kitchen cabinets. In that vein, we wanted to discuss how Jaworski Painting can help refinish your kitchen cabinets and make you want to spend even more time in your kitchen.
Lacquer is a very common, flexible, and an extremely difficult finish to apply on your cabinets. Lacquer finishes can be applied by a spray finish, and when done correctly, they offer a nice, subtle sheen. However, when not done well, lacquer can be flammable and noxious. Thus, trying to do this kind of finish on your kitchen cabinets by yourself can be somewhat dangerous. Plus, you will need ten or more items on hand in order to remove your cabinets and safely do the work. The process involves removing cabinets from their unit, sanding, scuffing, painting, and more. Consider hiring a professional to help with this type of finish.
White Distressed Finish
We love white distressed kitchen cabinets because they fit any home. With their old-world style, they can fit into a decor that is old fashioned or act as a backdrop to a more modern look. Plus, what’s nice about this finish is that because it is meant to look distressed, any dents or dings can actually add to the charm of the cabinet. Like any kitchen cabinet refinish, the process can be arduous. Involving close to twenty items to complete, this process involves using different types of primers and paints, as well as scuffing. Plus, like any painting, it can be dangerous when not done with proper ventilation. Consider a professional for help with this job.
Painting Over Oak Finish
Don’t get us wrong, oak looks great in a kitchen, but oak kitchen cabinets are all too common. When you buy, renovate, or upgrade your home, painting over the oak kitchen cabinets is likely something you will want to take on. We love this idea because you can do so much to transform the look and feel of your kitchen by painting over an oak finish. This process can be the most tedious of all kitchen cabinet refinishes. That’s because you’re most likely working with cabinets that need a lot of care. You may have to remove liners, adjust doors and hinges, and replace shelves. For this, you will need a ton of time and tools. In fact, you may need up to thirty! And that’s before you even get to the refinishing. Outside of choosing the paint, you’ll need to remove appliances and all items in the cabinet, vacuum out hidden areas, number doors so you know what goes back where, seal off your kitchen, sand, and so much more. Just talking about it can be exhausting. It is well worth it once the work is done, but you may just enjoy allowing someone else to do all that work and help you through the process.
How We Help
You can make your kitchen the centerpiece of your home with any of these three finishes. But the process of applying any of these can take a long time when you are not a seasoned professional. The good news for you is that we love painting! And we have been doing it for over thirty years. Our experience and passion for painting means that we have the process down to a science.
First, we start by helping you decide what finish would work best for your needs. We come to you to do a free on-site consultation. This lets us see the condition of your kitchen cabinets as well as take measurements, see what needs to be removed, and give you an accurate quote for the price and time frame. While most jobs can be done in three days, some may require additional time. We want you to be able to make the appropriate alternative plans, which is why we do this during the consultation.
Once you choose to work with us, we take care of the rest. Our highly trained and certified staff comes with all the tools needed to get the job done right and fast. We use the latest technology and safety equipment to ensure your kitchen gets properly taken care of while we work. We can help remove any items from your cabinets you may not be able to. This includes liners, that old jar of pasta stuck on the shelf from who knows how long ago, or that glob of honey that you never quite got around to cleaning up. We will take apart the cabinets, label everything so we know where it goes, and remove any appliances safely. And we always do our refinishing in a safe and well-ventilated environment.
All the sanding, scuffing, priming, ding or dent repairs, and all other work is done with care and pride as if your cabinets were our own. Plus, we let you know how your refinishing job is going because we know this is an important project for you. Once we have completed refinishing your cabinets, we put everything back the way it was and make any additional changes we agreed to, like resizing something, for example. We attach appliances, ensure your kitchen is clean and spotless, and we’ll even put that jar of pasta or glob of honey back if you want to keep the memories.
The last step is for you to inspect everything. You have the final word. If there is anything you are not pleased with, such as a spot of dirt we missed when cleaning, please notify us. We want to ensure you are 100% satisfied before we leave. We are there to answer any questions you may have after completion about care or how to paint other areas of the home to complement your kitchen cabinets.
At Jaworski Painting, you are family, and we will treat you as such. As much as we intend to inform and educate you through articles such as these, we believe in honesty. And honestly, unless you love DIY projects and have the time and energy to do the proper research, preparation, and work, or even if you choose to drag out the refinishing of your cabinets, we believe it would be best if you were in the capable hands of a professional, even if we are not the perfect match. You want to enjoy the time you spend in the kitchen and not disdain it because you took on a project that makes you resent your cabinets.
We love painting and we want to help you refinish your cabinets. Contact us today for a free consultation or to ask a question we may not have covered. Check out our past projects on Facebook and or Pinterest.