Many people in San Diego know PaintGreen as a residential painting company—painting the interior and exterior walls of homes throughout San Diego. However, what many people don’t know is that we are also experts at cabinet painting.
Painted cabinets have been a trend in San Diego for a while now, and they don’t appear to be going out of style anytime soon. White kitchen cabinets, in addition to being very popular right now, are a classic look that we think will always look good. White cabinets appeal to many homebuyers as well, so if you are thinking you will sell your house in the near future, painting your kitchen cabinets white would be a good investment.
Another trend in cabinet painting in San Diego in recent years has been to paint cabinets a color other than white. We’ve seen homeowners paint their cabinets a soft shade of gray or even more bold color choices like aqua or navy blue. Some paint their upper and lower cabinets two different colors, and still others choose to only paint their island. With cabinet painting, you have almost limitless options!
Kitchen cabinet painting is a great way to freshen up a tired kitchen and much less expensive than replacing your cabinets. If you like the layout of your kitchen, but not the look of your cabinets’ color or stain, having them painted by a professional San Diego painting company could be the perfect solution.
Quality, Low VOC Paint for Cabinets
One of the paint products that we regularly use for painting kitchen cabinets in San Diego is Benjamin Moore Advance paint. Their Advance line is a waterborne alkyd paint, meaning it looks like an oil-based paint once applied, but is actually water based. With this paint and other products like it, you’ll get a great finish that’s beautiful and durable. It’s also a low VOC paint, which is better for the environment and doesn’t give off a strong chemical smell like many of the oil-based paints designed for cabinet painting.
Cabinet Painting: The Success Is in the Prep
You could hire a San Diego residential painting company and have them use the best, most expensive paint on the market, but if they don’t take the time to properly prep your cabinets for painting, you would be wasting your money.
Prepping kitchen cabinets for paint means thoroughly cleaning them, and removing any grease, oil, or other products from their surface. If the cabinets have a glossy surface, it must be sanded down, and then any resulting dust needs to be removed.
Our painters will carefully mask off your cabinets, protecting your floors, walls, countertops, and anything else nearby from overspray. We use an HLVP sprayer for kitchen cabinet painting, which greatly reduces overspray and further protects the things in your home that you don’t want painted.
Considering DIY Cabinet Painting?
Cabinet painting seems like a job you should be able to do yourself to save some money, but many people underestimate the time it takes and are disappointed with the results of their DIY cabinet painting efforts. Unless you have a quality paint sprayer (and know how to use it), you’ll be rolling or brushing paint on your cabinets. This will leave you with brush or roller marks, rather than the smooth finish you probably hoped for.
When you hire a professional San Diego cabinet painter like the ones we have at PaintGreen, you will get a smooth, furniture-like finish on your cabinets. And because they will be properly prepped before they are painted, the paint will also be more durable.
Are you looking for a quote for cabinet painting in San Diego? We’d love to come to your home and give you a free estimate. Contact us today to set up an appointment.