Your Kitchen, Your Style
Today’s kitchens are at the center of any home, the preferred gathering spot for family and friends. (For an interesting read, google ‘history of kitchen design’). From designer to artsy, humble to grand, your kitchen reveals your style. How might a color change or fresh coat of paint transform your kitchen cabinets or walls?
Cabinet Painting & Refinishing
When kitchen cabinets are properly prepared and a cabinet-specific paint color is applied, the results are guaranteed to be durable, washable and long-lasting. At Catchlight, we will apply paint by spraying which provides a smooth flawless appearance or by brush which is more traditional. The choice is purely aesthetic and a matter of personal preference.
Refinishing kitchen cabinets is typically done on location to minimize handling and logistics, however, removable elements – such as door and drawer fronts – can be taken off site if requested. Hardware is best removed, stored and reinstalled once the new paint finish has fully cured.
Most importantly, refinishing work should be done in dry rather than humid conditions. If the work area is air-conditioned, refinishing can be done anytime; if not, winter is the ideal time of year to schedule cabinetry work. Plan for your kitchen to be out of commission for several days as our crew will need time to properly clean and sand each element before applying a fresh coating.
Our Kitchen Portfolio
Do kitchens need special paint?
Yes, and no. While a kitchen presents a more engaging and interactive environment than most rooms in the house, using a high quality paint should afford appropriate and sufficient protection and durability. All premium paints are highly washable these days. Similarly, a cabinet grade paint should wear well when properly applied. Expect unusual wear and premature failure where paint is exposed to steam from a dishwasher vent, drips from sink overflow, or heat discoloration due to stove top proximity.
What is the difference between spraying and painting cabinets?
While spraying provides a smooth, virtually flawless appearance, brush application is more traditional. The choice is purely esthetic and a matter of personal preference. We’ll be happy to show you samples so that you can make an informed choice.
How long will it take to paint my kitchen?
Typically, one week. We understand that kitchens are most often the center of home life and painting will cause disruption. The time it takes to complete each project varies depending on its size and scope, but we will stipulate a firm start and end date in your contract so that you can enjoy your newly painted kitchen as soon as possible.