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PAINTING/STAINING KITCHENS CABINETS

KITCHEN CABINETS

At Mastery Painting we know preparation is the key to a beautiful and long lasting paint job. That’s why we make sure to follow the steps from beginning to the end to exceed your expectations.  

Whether your looking to stain or paint your brand new cabinets, it requires different approach. Keep in mind that you will not be able to use your kitchen for the next 3-7 days depending on the size of the kitchen.

Application

Types of woods that can be stained and have a great look. 

oakwood

maplewood

birchwood

cherrywood

alderwood

mahogany 

walnut wood

cherrywood

Scenario 1

Painting cabinets that are stained

Steps 

  1. Remove hardware.

  2. Label hardware.

  3. Protect floor.

  4. Seal with plastic and tape all hallways and near by rooms when possible.

  5. Protect walls and ceilings with plastic and paper as needed.

  6. Light sanding with fine sandpaper to get rid of the shine. This application helps the primer adhere to the surface,giving the surface a more durable and solid finished look to the end result.

  7. Apply one heavy coat of oil-based primer and let it dry overnight.

  8. Light sanding where needed. and vacuum all dust.

  9. Apply 2 coats of finish paint and let it dry for one to two days.

  10. Clean up and put the hardware back.

Scenario 2 

Painting  brand new cabinets

Steps 

  1. Remove hardware.

  2. Label hardware.

  3. Protect floor.

  4. Seal with plastic and tape all hallways and near by rooms when possible.

  5. Protect walls and ceilings with plastic and paper as needed.

  6. Apply one heavy coat of oil-based primer and let it dry overnight.

  7. Apply caulking and patch any dents and nail holes if any.

  8. Medium sanding  to make all surfaces smooth and vacuum all dust.

  9. Apply 2 coats of finish paint and let it dry for a day or two.

  10. Clean up and put the hardware back.

Scenario 3

Staining brand new cabinets

Steps 

  1. Remove hardware.

  2. Label hardware.

  3. Protect floor.

  4. Seal with plastic and tape all hallways and near by rooms when possible.

  5. Protect walls and ceilings with plastic and paper as needed.

  6. Send with fine sandpaper all areas to be stain.

  7. Apply a wood conditioner to achieve an even look.

  8. Apply stain (color) with brush and clean up excess with rags let it dry overnight.

  9. Apply one coat of varnish or clear let it dry overnight (oil-based).

  10. Medium sanding  to make all surfaces smooth and vacuum all dust.

  11. Apply a 2nd coat let it dry overnight.

  12. Apply a 3rd  coat let it dry overnight.

  13. Clean up and put the hardware back.