Mike Jones, owner, Elite Painting KC
At Elite Painting KC, our kitchen cabinet painting process is the best in the business. We pride ourselves in providing the most durable and beautiful finish to your kitchen cabinets. We use only the best products, and best practices to achieve a high level durable finish that will transform your kitchen cabinets at a fraction of the cost of replacing them.
As a painter for over 20 years, I understand that performing the correct prep work prior to priming and paint is crucial to any kitchen cabinet paint project. Our painter will remove all kitchen cabinet doors and drawers. Next, we remove all handles, knobs, and hinges paying careful attention to mask off all drawer tracks and rollers. We also degloss and sand all kitchen cabinet doors, cabinet boxes, and drawers. Next, we caulk all cracks/seams both on the cabinet doors and inside/outside the kitchen cabinet boxes. There may also be impressions in both the drawer faces and cabinet doors from the previous handles. If you’re updating your handles, it is absolutely necessary for the painter to use bondo, not wood filler, and sand those impressions smooth so they are not visible after paint.
Priming is another crucial step when transitioning your kitchen cabinets from a stained look to a paint finish. Elite Painting KC uses oil based primer, and we spray it on every surface. We never brush and roll. Oil based primer adheres best and gives the most long-lasting results. It also covers flaws and blocks the kitchen cabinets previous stain from coming through. Finally, it provides the foundation for the paint to adhere. Once everything is primed and allowed to dry, we sand one final time. As an experienced kitchen cabinet painter, this has been a proven process that has provided exceptional results over the years.
With this final step in the process, once again, we never brush and roll. We only spray our kitchen cabinets. Spraying gives your kitchen cabinets the factory finish our customers want, based on my experience as a kitchen cabinet painter. When we spray, we only use oil based enamel.
Advantages of oil based enamel over latex:
For the most professional, clean look, the above steps can dramatically change the appearance and feel of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of replacing. Although cabinet painting can be a DIY project, it’s best left to a professional to achieve the desired results most people are after. Most specifically, you should trust your kitchen cabinets to an experienced cabinet painter.
Needed an interior job done on my home. Had 3 companies out with Elite Painting being one of them. I was immediately met with professionalism. He was on time and very organized. His bid was spot on with the work I needed. He was very meticulous in his work. All of my projects that I do where I need a professional are done by word of mouth referrals. He was recommended by a good friend. I can't wait to get the exterior done and will definitely recommend.
I was in need of having an exterior paint job done on my new home I just purchased. My wife and I wanted to make the house "ours" and Mike and his staff made that a reality. There was much more to the job than simple paint, because we had some wood that needed help as well. Mike took the time to explain our options and what he recommended we do, and why. What a fantastic job Elite Painting Kansas City did. I am very proud of our new home, and I highly recommend Mike and his team if you need a job done.
From start to finish Mike is a professional. He takes pride in customer satisfaction and you feel like you're the priority. Trustworthy, on-time, very fair bid. Excellent work. Would definitly recommend.