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Cabinets Repainting Services in San Diego

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The Light It Up Painting Process for San Diego Cabinet Repainting and Refinishing Projects

Our San Diego cabinet repainting and refinishing process is designed to ensure a smooth and efficient project, delivering exceptional results. Here's what you can expect:

  1. Consultation: We'll discuss your cabinet repainting or refinishing needs, preferences, and budget, providing expert recommendations tailored to your specific requirements.
  2. Preparation: Our team will carefully prepare your cabinets, including removing doors, drawers, and hardware, and protecting adjacent areas.
  3. Repainting or Refinishing: Our skilled professionals will either repaint or refinish your cabinets using high-quality materials and techniques, ensuring a stunning and durable finish.
  4. Reassembly and Hardware Installation: We'll reassemble your cabinets and install any new hardware, ensuring a polished and professional look.
  5. Cleanup: We'll thoroughly clean the work area, leaving your kitchen or bathroom looking tidy and refreshed.
  6. Final Walk-Through: We'll walk through the completed project with you, ensuring your complete satisfaction with our work.

This is How We Do It!

To start, we use a degreasing cleanser to clean the cabinets thoroughly. We recommend Krud Kutter or Spray 9 for best results. It's important to avoid certain cleaners like TSP, Dawn, Denatured Alcohol, Ammonia & Water, Amway Kitchen Cleaner, 409, and Scotchbright sponges, as they can damage the finish on your cabinets.

Once cleaned, we rinse the cabinets with water and neutralize them with a 50/50 combination of denatured alcohol and water to ensure all the cleanser is removed. After letting the cabinets dry completely, we sand them with 150-180 grit sandpaper. We use sponge sanding pads for the grooves and fold up small pieces of sandpaper to ensure we reach every nook and cranny.

We also make sure to vacuum up all the dust and wipe the cabinets with a microfiber cloth before moving onto priming. We use Zinsser BIN Shellac Primer for solid wood cabinets as it blocks tannins and provides excellent adhesion. We sand the cabinets with a 220 grit sanding block between coats of primer, and apply a thin layer of primer with a Purdy or Whizz roller. For best results, we recommend using a foam roller, but be sure to remove any lint or fuzz before painting.

After applying another coat of primer, we sand the cabinets again with a 220-320 grit sanding block and clean them with a damp cloth and paintbrush. Then, we're ready to paint! We recommend using satin or semi-gloss paint and spraying it on or using a Purdy or Whizz black foam roller. We apply thin layers of paint to ensure an even finish.

We use Benjamin Moore Advance or Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane for painting, but we're happy to use other paint brands if you prefer. We sand the cabinets with a 320-400 grit sanding block before applying the final coat of paint. After the cabinets are dry, we'll make sure to clean up any mess and leave your kitchen looking like new!

At Light It Up Painting, we understand that your kitchen is the heart of your home. That's why we take pride in providing top-quality cabinet painting services that will leave your kitchen looking its best. With our family-owned approach and attention to detail, you can trust us to get the job done right the first time.

Get Started with Light It Up Painting's San Diego Cabinet Repainting and Refinishing Services Today

Ready to transform your San Diego kitchen or bathroom with our expert cabinet repainting and refinishing services?

Contact Light It Up Painting today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can bring new life to your cabinets. Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional service and craftsmanship, ensuring a stunning result that you will be proud to show off.

Don't settle for outdated or worn-out cabinets any longer. Let the professionals at Light It Up Painting give your cabinets a fresh, modern look that will elevate the overall appearance of your space. Trust our expertise and dedication to quality, and let us help you create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams.

Call us today or fill out our online contact form to request a free, no-obligation estimate for your cabinet repainting or refinishing project. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. Experience the Light It Up Painting difference and let us bring new life to your cabinets!


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