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Painted Kitchen Cabinets


Painted kitchens have been very popular for a number of years now.  Painting a kitchen has many advantages; major defects in the existing cabinets can be easily covered in the painting process, handles or knobs can be moved to a new location, whereas that would not usually be possible when a kitchen is stained.   Also a kitchen painted white or off-white will seriously brighten a dark room, give a cleaner and more spacious look. Painting a kitchen (all painted finishes are sprayed on with modern HVLP spray equipment) can be less expensive than staining and easier to touch-up when those inevitable nicks and dings occur through normal wear and tear.


In most situations chemical stripping of all the existing finish is not necessary to paint cabinets, if the original finish is sound. An excellent chip resistant finish can be obtained by cleaning and vigorously sanding the existing finish before priming with "Bin".  Of course if the existing finish is not sound it will need to stripped down to the bare wood before priming.  My many years of experience makes it possible for me to readily determine the quality of an existing finish.


Many people ask me about a painted finish, "will it chip?"  Most of the time when people ask me this question they are thinking about an experience they had or someone they know has had with a painted finish that readily chips, invariably this is caused by poor preparation of the surface to be painted over. I guarantee my painted finishes against spontaneous chipping due to improper preparation. Of course any finish if hit hard enough will ding and chip.



 
 

EXAMPLE #1

Original Kitchen Before Painting

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The above kitchen is a maple kitchen that was originally stained very dark and was suffering from wear and tear. I thoroughly cleaned, sanded, primed and finished it in M. L. Campbell's white Polystar polyurethane acrylic finish.

EXAMPLE  #2

Same kitchen after painting

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EXAMPLE #3

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This was originally a dark brown oak kitchen that was cleaned, sanded, primed, and painted with white satin Polystar from M.L. Campbell.

EXAMPLE #4

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This is a close-up of part of the above kitchen.


EXAMPLE #5

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This kitchen was originally painted white from the factory, but because of a defective finish that turned yellow I was hired by the kitchen manufacturer to redo the paint.


EXAMPLE #6

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This was originally a dark brown birch kitchen that was cleaned, sanded, primed, and painted with white satin Polystar from M.L. Campbell.


Glazed Kitchen Cabinets



 

The glazed effect is obtained on cabinets by first painting them in a white finish, (usually off-white), then putting on and then wiping off until the desired effect is obtained a water based glaze of the desired color, after which a clear coat of M.L. Campbell's Ultrastar polyurethane acrylic waterbased lacquer is sprayed on.


EXAMPLE #7

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These kitchen cabinets were first painted in an off-white color then glazed in a taupe glaze just enough to highlight it.


EXAMPLE #8

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Another kitchen with a similar glaze, this time the customer had applied added molding to the top and bottom of the cabinet frames to enhance the glazed look.



 
 

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