Cabinet Painting Projects, Things To Consider
Thursday, October 9, 2014By admin
Painting cabinetry can be a good idea or a bad one. Several things come into play when you are needing to redo your San Francisco kitchen or bathroom cabinetry.
- The home’s value
- The type of cabinetry
- Age of the cabinetry, (Are they antique, made of expensive wood, or do they have an antique finish?)
- The style of your home
- Your know-how
For older homes, it is quite common for the homeowner to paint the cabinetry in the kitchen and elsewhere, especially in country, cottage, or craftsman style homes.
In some of those older homes, however, if the owner painted over antique cabinetry or cabinetry that would have been best left with a stain finish instead of paint, the owners made a huge mistake in painting.
If your cabinetry is antique, your home’s value may come into play if the finished project is not handled properly. You can simply destroy the value of your kitchen, which is a major feature in determining the value of your home when it comes time to sell. You should make the decision to paint out your cabinets very carefully. You can de-value your kitchen and bathrooms by painting over the cabinetry.
If your San Francisco cabinet painting project requires you to use glue at any point to repair the wood, be sure you use carpenter’s glue and not Elmer’s glue. There is a world of difference in the two glues, even though they appear very similar. If the wood doesn’t need repairing, your project has no use for glue, so avoid using it. Be sure to lightly sand the area once it has dried.
Some cabinet repainting jobs are projects than can be finished over the weekend, but others require a much heftier time investment. If your project is more than you can handle, for time’s sake or simply for know-how, call us at Painting San Francisco. We will take on your project and complete it for you efficiently and professionally.
When to Call a Professional Painting Contractor
If your cabinets are antique or made of expensive wood, we recommend that you do not handle the project yourself at all, but call in a professional. Painting your cabinetry is a very visible and highly noticeable project that can hurt or enhance your home’s value.
Our San Francisco bay area painting color consultation specialists can help you transform your interior cabinetry painting project into an attractive finish that enhances the beauty and value of your home.
Company owner Yefim Skomorovsky is a master painter with over 35 years of experience. We understand that you’re counting on us to oversee your project with integrity, professionalism and reliability. We don’t make promises we can’t keep, so we always meet our deadlines and exceed your expectations.
We are a family owned and operated painting company located in San Francisco, California that has been providing painting, color consultations, power washing, minor carpentry and dry rot repair and mildew removal for over 15 years.