Let’s be honest upfront; this project on Ridgeland Dr, Sewall’s Point was not a child’s play! We’ve always had clients reaching out to us with a wish-list on how they want their kitchen cabinets repainted. But in this case, our lovely clients Robert and Lisa wanted us to breathe new life to their kitchen. Now, you are probably saying, “What’s so challenging about that? You guys do it all the time, right?”
Sure, we do it all the time and we do it well. But, this Ridgeland Dr, Sewall’s point kitchen cabinet repainting project was indeed a challenge for us. You see, Robert and Lisa had to put their home on the market and they wanted to increase the property value. So, they wanted us to revamp their kitchen, change the outdated look into something modern that will translate to a better resale value. In a way, it was on us to put our expertise to work and make sure our clients get a few extra bucks while selling their property. Well, it’s quite challenging, isn’t it?
As professional painters, we love when challenges come our way and without any further ado, we got to work to transform Robert and Lisa’s dull and drab kitchen.
To be honest, the kitchen cabinets weren’t that bad. However, the grainy, orange solid oak cabinets didn’t evoke any sense of modernity. Before we dive in, it’s important to mention that the prep work is almost 80% of the entire time it takes to complete the project. However, we have already discussed about our prep work in the previous posts, so we won’t discuss that at length here.
We removed all the hardware and cleaned the paintable surfaces carefully with a cleaner to remove any kind of dirt. It was then allowed to dry completely. There were some dents and dinks that needed to be fixed. We grabbed some wood fill and covered the dents with a putty knife. To achieve a smooth and seamless finish, we used a sanding block once the wood fill dried up.
With the initial prep work done, it was time for us to prime those old flashy kitchen cabinets. We applied two coats of oil based primer for this kitchen cabinet repainting project. Now, some people will probably question our choice of applying two coats. Well, a single coat works but we make sure the base is good enough for the paint to grab onto and that’s why we never compromise on it. With nice, even strokes, we primed the cabinets and allowed it to dry. Minimizing the grain of the Oak cabinets to a large extent is a noteworthy advantage of applying two coats of primer. Once this was done, we went ahead with painting. For painting, we applied two coats of Sherwin Williams Classic Satin Enamel Oil Finish. Once the paint dried, we put everything back together. To upgrade the cabinets completely and increase the overall resale value of the house, we changed the hinges and the hardware too.
As you can see from the pictures, it looks like a whole new kitchen now with a modern and minimalistic look – something that will be in style for years to come.
If you don’t like your existing kitchen cabinets, don’t throw them out yet. Talk to us and we will revive them to a completely new finish, at an affordable cost. So, don’t keep waiting and get in touch with us today!