We have been painting cabinets, vanities, and built-ins on the Outer Banks for over 20 years. We've seen and worked on pretty much every type of cabinet there is. From homemade plywood doors and boxes, to some of the most elaborate custom kitchens we’ve ever seen!
We know that the kitchen is where everyone likes to be together. It’s where we share birthday cakes, fun vacation cocktails, and lot’s of messy peel ‘n eat shrimp! (Come on we’re on the beach, it's what we do!)
The kitchen is the most well loved, and most beat up space in our homes. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring life back into any cabinet job, whether restoring them to their original beauty or giving them a fresh new look!
We use our own custom streamlined system, and high end products that will give your cabinets a perfect factory finish (To learn more about the process, check out details below!)
We are proud to use ‘2K Polyurethane’ by Centurion Paints, a product that is made in the USA!
CABINET PAINT FAQ
Some things for you to start thinking about
CAN I STILL USE MY KITCHEN?
Absolutely- We certainly do not expect you to eat take out for the duration of your cabinet project! (Although it might be a great excuse to order pizza!) When someone is occupying the home, we will remove all doors and drawers to be sprayed offsite, and the built-ins will be brush and rolled by hand.
DO I NEED TO REMOVE ALL OF MY KITCHEN ITEMS?
We ask that you please clear off the countertops, and any items on top of cabinets. Drawers with silverware and such should also be cleared out. Any flatware, or cups inside of cabinets is good to stay!
HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKE?
Every project and every kitchen is different. Typically cabinets projects will be completed within 1 - 2 weeks.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIVE IN THIS KITCHEN? (RENTALS)
If the project is in your second home or beach rental, have no fear! We do not expect you to drive down just to take your forks out of your drawers. We are happy to ensure all of your belongings will be removed for protection, and returned to it's original location.
For A Noticeable Difference, Guaranteed
Cover the floor, countertops, and all other spaces around our designated work area. If built in boxes are to be sprayed we will create a plastic wall to protect the rest of the house from overspray. (This can be modified for kitchens that need to be used during the project)
Remove, number, and label all doors, drawers and hardware to ensure that everything goes back to its original place. They will be taken either to our shop, or a mobile spray van to be painted.
Mask off inside of cabinet boxes to protect inside and contents.
Clean all surfaces to be painted with heavy duty degreaser. This is critical to ensure proper adhesion of primer and paint, and we all know how greasy kitchen surfaces can be!
Patch any visible scratches or blemishes on all surfaces with a hard drying bondo. *If you desire to change the hardware we can fill old holes, and drill new holes to accommodate new handles or pulls. We advocate for considering new hardware, as this can make a whole new feel in the kitchen!
Hand sand all surfaces with our Surfprep dustless sander to create what is called a mechanical bond for the primer to stick to.
All surfaces will get one coat of block out primer. This is to make sure any tannings in the wood don't bleed through and gives the paint the best surface to bond to.
Another round of patching as necessary, and hand sanding to knock off any dust particles and make sure we have a smooth surface.
We apply the first top coat of paint, and do another round of light hand sanding
Finally the finish coat is applied- and WOW! Do they look beautiful!
Everything will be installed with new bumpers
Old or newly chosen hardware will be reinstalled
All doors and drawers will return to their original place (thank goodness we marked them!)
All paper, plastic, and work related items will be cleared up and removed.
The cabinets are ready for years of enjoyment!