All the talk of Painting Kitchen cabinets can be heard on all the feeds from designers, painters and home design experts but these are not the only cabinets in your home.
We were recently asked to paint the “OTHER” cabinets in a home and they had many concerns and question on the process.
Q1: Will you have to tarp the entire room off to spray these cabinets?
answer: With options for painting and products now available we do not have to spray your cabinets. products like Benjamin Moore Advance latex paint dries similar to an oil finish when applied with the proper roller and brush, some taping and plastic will be used for protection but it is very minimal.
Q2: How much dust will be created when you sand the cabinets?
answer: Dust will be almost non existent. We utilize the latest in technology with Dustless Hepa filtered vacuum and sanders to minimize dust and contaminants in the air.
Q3; Will I loose use of the room?
answer: It would be best if we could have the room people and pet free while the work is being performed as not to have the cabinets contaminated or possibly touched by a persons fingers or a dog or cats fur or paws. Temporary plastic walls can be erected if needed or usually after 4-6 hour dry times the area can be occupied but best if it is left empty or unoccupied.
Q4: How long will painting the cabinets take?
answer: Usually it is a three to four-day process to paint the cabinets, but usually not four full days.
Day 1: dismantle cabinet doors and shelves, tape and plastic area as needed and sand all components
(cabinet doors and shelves are usually removed and brought to our shop to minimize disruption of the space)
Day 1 or 2: full oil prime of all surfaces to be painted, we usually use a low odor oil based primer. This requires an overnight curing and drying.
Day 2 or 3: Apply one coat of finish paint and then allow to cure overnight
Day 3: Apply second coat of finish paint and then allow to cure overnight
Day 4: reassemble the hardware and install doors and shelving.
Q5: When can I use the freshly painted cabinets again?
answer: In a perfect world we would suggest two weeks for everything to cure that was applied.
If the cabinets need to be used i would protect the surface of the shelves and avoid placing anything on them that would be moved around or any plants that will be watered on them.
Q6: Is it cost-effective to paint the cabinets or should i just think of replacing them?
answer; We have repainted cabinets from pricing of $750 to $ 4,500, this pricing are for built in cabinets as prices vary depending on the following:
How to reduce the cost of your cabinet repaint project;
This is a question we receive quite often. If the cabinets have been cleaned out and drawers empty and there is a clean area to work around them this is an ideal situation and this time saved will result in the best pricing available.
I hope this has helped with your cabinet questions and if you would like a FREE estimate on the cost of your upcoming painting project you can schedule your own estimate time on our website at https://ramsdenpainting.com.
I can also be reached at 978-683-9119, Thank you for taking the time to read our blog