How it Works?
The Kitchen Cabinet Painting Process
Step 1 - Hire an Expert
Whether we’re painting, lacquering or applying an industrial pre-cat epoxy to your cabinets you’re going to get your ‘new install’ but for a fraction of the price. As experts in cabinet painting and refinishing we will find out your exact needs and deliver an outstanding refinishing job on time and under budget.
Step 2 - Remove Hardware
We will remove all hinges, knobs, doors, and drawers and label them carefully so that there is no mistake as to what goes where when it comes time to re-install them. An often mistake done by non-professionals prior starting the job. We at VKCP, ensure that the associated hardware is properly listed for.
Step 3 - Take Inventory
Now that your cabinets are gone for 2-3 weeks you get to view your life in a way hitherto unseen. Time to remove the torn shelf paper or to start cutting down on junk food? And you thought you were just getting your cabinets painted. Please take advantage of this rare opportunity – that too without any charge!
Step 4 - Cabinets Examination
A quick examination of the cabinetry to be painted to take note of any knicks that need to be filled, any cracks that need to be caulked and any grease etc that needs to be cleaned prior starting the job. While the ‘wooden look’ has its place it can also look and feel dated and out of sorts in a lot of newer homes.
Step 5 - Remove Interferences
Before any priming or painting begins, we first scrape off anything that would interfere with the spray pattern and that comes off easily. Typically, a lot of cabinet doors have a small contact lens shaped piece of waxy plastic substance in the corner so as to protect the cabinet door from hitting the fixed pieces.
Step 6 - Cleaning
Cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning. You might be surprised at just how much ‘stuff’ we clean/scrub off prior to the priming. This is one of the most important and essential element during the job in order to encourage proper adhesion of the undercoat to be applied before proceeding ahead.
Step 7 - Priming
After cleaning we spray one coat of pre catalyzed solvent based lacquer primer to seal all the oils and resins in the wood so that there is no ‘bleed through’. That’s good for maple or laminate or any non oak. For oak, due to its porous nature we hand push 3 coats of oil based KILZ deep into the substrate to seal properly.
Step 8 - Sanding
Step 9 - Glass Protection
Step 10 - The Spray
Step 11 - Delivery
Removing tape means we’re getting close to the end. With each piece individually wrapped with thick bubble wrap to protect your sparkling new cabinets, the delivery is now at your door-steps. It is now a matter of moments before we surprise you with your kitchen cabinetry. Everything that you have dreamed of.
Step 12 - Installation
Maria Jones, Boutique Owner
Vancouver Kitchen Cabinet Painting
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-PAINTER | 604-724-6837