Cabinet conversion is one of the best ways to update your kitchen. We found ourselves back at Millennium Place in downtown Boston recently. Our client had a beautiful kitchen, but wanted an update.
The cabinets were too darkly stained for the luxurious, bright look the homeowner envisioned.
No matter the project, we always prepare the space thoroughly to maintain cleanliness and provide an efficient work area. For this particular cabinet conversion, we decided to use the “spray” method. When converting cabinets, one could use the brush method, but given the amount of cabinetry, the cabinet texture and the timeframe for the project, we felt that the spray method would provide foolproof process and a lovely, uniform painted finish.
Using the spray method meant removing the cabinet doors and careful taping of the exposed surfaces in the kitchen. Since the cabinets were sprayed in our client’s home, we were extremely fastidious about masking off the rest of the space which was fully furnished and occupied. Of course this is a lot of effort, but our detailed preparation technique ensures that paint will not land where it is not wanted and provides a logical, well-organized space for our work.
First, we took the doors off of the cabinets. Then we sanded them down. After priming the cabinets,
we sprayed on a glassy, semi-gloss trim finish. Each step required great care. The process of preparation is crucial to ensure proper bond of the new paint. Even the handling of the freshly painted doors must be done carefully and strategically. Refinishing cabinets is certainly an art form in itself. Our client was very happy with the updated cabinetry and of course that made us very happy too.
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