Cabinet Painting Port Moody

Kitchen cabinet painting and cabinet refinishing in Port Moody and all the neighborhoods that make up Port Moody: Belcarra, Anmore, Ioco, College Park, Glenayre, North Shore Port Moody, Heritage Mountain, Barber Street, Heritage Woods PM

Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing in Port Moody: Projects Completed in 2022-2023

small modern kitchen with backdrop of white glossy cabinets and center island
white glossy cabinets with black glosssy island countertop

We confront the same issues when refinishing cabinets in Port Moody as we do when re-painting kitchen cabinets in other regions of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD).

 One such challenge is to discuss the price of painting kitchen cabinets. On the other hand, there are times when we simply assist our customers in overcoming one of THEIR OWN challenges, which is determining whether or not they should get their cabinets painted in conjunction with other kitchen renovations. Our approach was, is, and will always be: “Let us get in there as soon as possible to uninstall your cabinets and get them to our shop.” This has been our response from the beginning, and it will continue to be our response now and in the future.  

Because we need your doors and drawers in our spray shop for three weeks, this would be an excellent opportunity to do additional tasks such as installing new countertops and backsplashes and any other kitchen renovations. Just be sure that Port Moody Cabinet Painting is the very last trade to do the installation of the finished cabinets. 

More Port Moody Cabinet Painting Projects

very large kitchen with white glossy cabinets

Beautiful Cabinets In Belcarra

Most of the kitchen cabinets we refinish are not two tone.  Probably two kitchens in every ten we do has two colours.  As enjoyable as refinishing an entire kitchen and makint it bright white it sure is a nice break from the normal when we do a darker stained cabinet on the lower doors and drawers while keeping the upper cabinets a lighter colour. We encouaged our customer to have us use white lacquer gloss for the two cabinets above the fridge and just keep the lowers dark and typically this is the way it’s done.  All dark cabinets along the floor and white up top.  This particular customer decided agains our interior design suggestion and for some quirky reason didn’t go white above the fridge to match the other white ones.  I consider this a misstep but whatever.  I’m just a triggerman.  What do YOU think?  Did she get it right?

trendy kitchen with natural wood island and black hi gloss cabinets

Gray in Glenayre

As luck would have it we got to do some more two tone kitchen cabinet lacquering in Port Moody.  The beautiful neighborhood of  Glenayre to be exact.  Normally the kitchen divides into the “upper cupboard doors” and the “lower cupboad doors” to make the colour selection easy peasy.  That is, unless you encouter a couple very big pantry doors and you can’t decide whether the colour should be white like the uppers or gray like the island the the lower doors and drawers.  There was some discussion as to whether the large doors should go white along with the little cabinet above the pantry doors.  I think  the big ones should have indeed gone white but I got overruled (again) by the customer who thought otherwise.  What do you think; did she make the right call?

spacious kitchen with glossy grainy cabinets and white glossy island

Oxford White Cabinets On The North Shore of Port Moody

The adaptability of white paint colours is unparalleled, as they are both ethereal and ageless at the same time. The undertones of white paint colours are what determine whether a white is creamy and subdued or sharp and bright. These undertones are both simple and complex in equal measure. When choosing a white hue for your kitchen cabinet painting project, it is important to look for undertones that complement the other colours already there such as floor, backsplash and appliances. These understated distinctions can complement the other paint colours in a room as well as the materials that are employed, and they have the potential to bring the area together in a seamless manner.  We were able to make this simple kitchen design look quite elegant with a white that  has a hint of gray.  Did we get the colour right?  We think so but we would love to hear from you.  


Cloud White In Anmore

Rick: “Ideally, the off white you pick matches the earth tones you have in your countertop” I said to my customer of this beautiful kitchen, for about the 500th time since learning how to refinish kitchen cupboards.

Customer: “CC-40 Cloud White or White Dove from Benjamin Moore will work won’t it?” My customer inquired.

Rick:  “Absolutely” I said.   “CC-40 is super for earth tones like brown and beige’s and all this golden colour in this fantastic marble” I went on.

Customer: “Glad you like it. We got it just a few months ago” my customer said.

Rick: “Well, if we paint the cupboards Cloud White then the cabinets will ehance the already aesthetically pleasing features of the marble” I said with a smile. 

Customer: “Lol, you just said that huh?”.

Rick: “Giddy up”

Customer:  “Wait a second, hold on, I want to give this some more thought”

Rick:  “Be brave.  Stick with what we know.”

Customer:  “What  exactly do we know?”

Rick:  “We know that Cloud White, with one single drop of yellow in it will get along just perfectly with these countertops”

yellow and green faux finish on island with white cabinets

Oh Snap, Countertop Considerations Again!

This was a pretty easy decision when it came right down to it.  All the deep brown / honey coloured chairs where staying.  The terra cotta tiled floor was going nowhere and the countertops were definitely staying so going with Benjamine Moore’s Dove White (a cousin to Cloud White) was the way to go for this modern kitchen. 

When you factor in all the greenery in the backround then truth be told the customer here had very little choice.  They didn’t want a stark white and didn’t want a beige but wanted the proverbial “off white”.   

Easiest decision all year in regards to colour selection for these beautiful kitchen cabinets.

Oh ya, the colour of the light fixtures was factored into the colour making process as well. 

black and white backsplash with white glossy cabinets

Futuristic Cabinets In Ioco

It was a nice change to do some high-gloss lacquer in the neighborhood of Ioco in Port Moody. 

The layout of the kitchen was very open and the the style of the cabinets combined with the futuristic bar-stool type chairs at the island made the whole kitchen look and feel like the set from The Jetsons. 

In fact, I jokingly said that to the owner of the house and he laughed and said that:

“that was the plan all along”.  “Ever since I was a kid, Rick”.   “Thanks for adding the flowers’ I said.   

“That really is a nice touch”. 

We typically paint a lot of cabinets with a velvet or satin sheen as Benjamin Moore’s satin is quite glossy but for these cabinets the customr wanted to up the ante as it were and get the highest gloss on the market. 

Fortunately, the cabinets were in great shape so the super high gloss didn’t show any flaws in the substrate of the cabinets. 

What do you think….do the cabinet look great with the higher gloss?  This one customer in Ioco certainly thought they did. 

red glossy kitchen

The Colour Orange And  The Colour Whatever

This was a rental place so the customer felt a bit daring with her colour selection.  When asked under cross-examination if she would want these colours in her own kitchen she said: 

“oh heck no.  This is just for fun”

“You have an interesting way of having fun” I told her.

What do YOU think.  Did her choice of colours in this rather gregarious setting leave a lasting impression?   I think it did.


Why We Love Port Moody

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional district Metro Vancouver
First settled 7000 BCE
 • Town 1859
 • City March 11, 1913
Named for Richard Moody
Seat Port Moody City Hall


 • Type Mayor-council government
 • Body Port Moody City Council
 • Mayor Meghan Lahti
 • City Council

 • MP Bonita Zarrillo (NDP)
 • MLA Rick Glumac (BCNDP)


 • Land 25.85 km2 (9.98 sq mi)


40 m (130 ft)


 • Total 33,535


burnaby skyscrapers with green grass and lake in foreground
burnaby skyscrapers with green grass and lake in foreground
burnaby skyscrapers with green grass and lake in foreground
numerous kitchens painted gloss

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Port Moody is a city in British Columbia, Canada, and a member municipality of the Metro Vancouver Regional District. It envelops the east end of Burrard Inlet and is the smallest of the Tri-Cities, bordered by Coquitlam on the east and south and by Burnaby on the west. The villages of Belcarra and Anmore, along with the rugged Coast Mountains, lie to the northwest and north, respectively. It is named for Richard Clement Moody, the first lieutenant governor of the Colony of British Columbia.

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