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Revitalize and Refine: A Comprehensive Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Transformation with Headwaters Painting

Minneapolis Cabinet Painting By Headwaters Painting
This home in Minneapolis had a Cabinet Refresh by Headwaters Painting

Transform Your Cabinets With Headwaters Painting 

Don’t replace your kitchen cabinets when you can refinish them instead! Headwaters Painting specializes in painting kitchen, storage, and built-in garage cabinets throughout Minneapolis and the surrounding Metro area. Our professional coating provides a cost-effective alternative, minimizes disruption to your home compared to replacement, and ensures a faster completion time. Let’s take a closer look at our process for rejuvenating kitchen cabinets.

Our Process To Coat Kitchen Cabinets

For achieving a professional outcome, meticulous preparation and top-notch products are key. Headwaters employs a proven system to efficiently execute cabinet painting projects while ensuring a superior finish. Our dedicated spray booth serves as the space where we sand, prepare, and apply the market’s highest quality coating. Utilizing Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane, a water-based enamel, we deliver a durable coating that truly stands out once it cures.

Our Process

Step 1: Disassembly and Organization

Carefully remove cabinet doors and hardware.

Systematically label each door for precise reassembly.

Transport doors to our dedicated workshop space.

Built-in cabinet boxes remain in place, following the same prep process.

Step 2: Precision Masking

Thoroughly mask off the entire area surrounding the kitchen cabinet boxes. 

Masking isolates the kitchen and ensures a clean and protected workspace.

Step 3: Surface Preparation

Conduct a comprehensive sanding process to eliminate imperfections.

Utilize a tack cloth to meticulously wipe down surfaces, removing any residual dust, allowing proper adhesion to the surface. 

Step 4: Application of Protective Primer

Apply an oil-based primer coat using a paint sprayer.

This crucial step prevents future tannins from bleeding through and prevents yellowing over time, especially from previous stains.

Step 5: Application of Sherwin-Williams Emerald Urethane Satin Enamel

Apply two coats of Sherwin-Williams Emerald Urethane Satin Enamel.

Utilize a high volume low-pressure paint sprayer for optimal coverage and a flawless finish.

Step 6: Reassembly and Placement

Precisely rehang cabinet doors, ensuring alignment and functionality are restored.

A final inspection is conducted to guarantee the completed project meets our professional standards.

What is the investment in time and cost required for refreshing cabinets?

Replacing Cabinets

Ikea or Home Depot Cabinets:

Cost: $9,000 – $15,000

Timeline: 4-6 weeks for manufacturing and installation

Custom-Built Cabinets:

Cost: $15,000 – $40,000

Timeline: 3-4 months for consultation, manufacturing and installation 

Painting Cabinets

DIY Cabinet Painting:

Timeline:  Approximately 3 weeks

Cost: $500 – $1,000 in materials + Time

Thinking about saving costs by taking the DIY route? Painting cabinets yourself can be a rewarding project, but it often takes a few weeks to complete. Keep in mind that achieving a flawless finish can be challenging without the right knowledge, equipment, and quality products.

Professional Painting Company:

Timeline: 4-5 days

Cost: $4,000 – $8,000 

Advantage: Achieve a professional-quality finish with efficiency

Opting for a professional painting company brings speed and expertise to the table. The process typically takes only 4-5 days, and you can rest assured that your cabinets will boast a high-quality, durable, and professional finish.

Next Steps

When it comes to refreshing your kitchen space, the choice depends on your budget, preferences, and the time you are willing to invest. Headwaters Painting has a proven system to refresh and add value to your existing kitchen space. We would love to provide a free, no-obligation estimate to transform your kitchen! Click here to schedule an appointment. 

Kitchen cabinet painting by Headwaters Painting

We are ready for your paint project!

Our team of experienced painters will get the job done right, on time, and within your budget. Contact us today to learn more.

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