Next, we hand sand the primer smoothing out the finish to prepare for the topcoat. This step is important, after sealing the wood sanding it down is the only way to get that glass like finish. We then apply 2 to 3 coats of our finish, this is where all the hard work pays off. After the doors are all complete each one is examined to be sure it is up to our standard. When we bring your doors back for installation you will think we left your old ones back at the shop and brought new doors. But don't just take our word for it see what our clients are saying about us by visiting our Reviews Page!
We use the leading products in the industry to achieve a long lasting, durable, and rich looking finish while being much lower in odor and VOC content than coatings of the past. Below you can see how an oak door looks after painting without even using a filler for the wood grain.
The right way to prep your Cabinetry...
If your Kitchen is looking dated or in need of a fresh look, painting your cabinets will have an incredible impact on the appearance of your home. Your friends and family will all think that you replaced your cabinets! Even older oak cabinetry looks beautiful when painted properly. Refinishing your cabinets will save you a lot of money and you can spare your old cabinets from the dumpster. Well, before you pick up a brush and get started on it yourself, or hire a contractor who does not specialize at this, listen to how we do things and why....
We start by taking off all of your doors and removing the hardware, these will be taken back to our shop where we can prep and paint them in an optimal environment with controlled temperature and ventilation.
The prep work is very important. We will clean and power sand all surfaces to remove the current finish and maximize adhesion. This will remove all residue that has eaten into the finish over the years as well. This sanding process is the only way to end up with cabinets that will stand the test of time and be resistant to chipping and flaking.
All sanding will be done with a high powered vacuum attachment on the sanding tool so that there will be no dust circulating around your home or at our shop. Did we mention that you will still have access to your kitchen if need be and you will not need to empty your cabinets?
How to achieve that Factory Finish...
When average just doesn't cut it
Oak Cabinet Door after Finishing
Oak cabinet door after priming
Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing
The key to achieving an amazing factory finish on your cabinet doors is in the environment as well as the technique. We spray your cabinet doors in our properly ventilated spray shop with a controlled climate. This allows all of the over spray to escape quickly from the shop preventing airborne particles from landing on your doors. Also, optimal temperatures ensure that the coating can dry and cure properly. You will never see a run or drip on your doors either, those problems do not exist in our shop.
Getting back to the process, the next step after the preparation is to prime the prepared surfaces with the necessary coatings of our premium primer (typically two). This will seal the wood and allow for excellent adhesion of the top coat. The right primer is also a key factor in the final appearance of the finish. Below you can see how an oak cabinet door will look after priming.
Putting it all together...
Why Choose Kammes Colorworks for your Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing?
Our initial time on-site typically takes two days.
The first day your doors will be removed and taken back to the shop. All on-site surfaces will be prepped and primed.
The second day we will apply the finish to your on-site surfaces. Everything else will be done off-site during that week as well.
The final day of the process, usually the third day, will be scheduled approximately two weeks from the date we began your project. This will allow the necessary time for your doors to cure before packaging them and bringing them back to your home for installation. On the day of installation, your doors will be re-installed and properly adjusted.
We would love to meet with you and discuss your project. Contact us to set up a free consultation and we will plan a time to come out and provide you an estimate. We will bring along samples of our work to help you visualize what your cabinetry can look like.