Painters In Dupage County And Painting Cabinets, Part 3
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Painters In Dupage County And Painting Cabinets, Part 3

This is the third in a series of how painters in Dupage County can paint your kitchen cabinets and make them look brand new. In the other articles, we talked about how to remove the doors and drawers properly to keep them from getting mixed up. Now, we’ll talk about the prep work necessary for a good paint job.


Yes, there will be holes. If you are installing new hardware, there will be even more holes! Even reusing your old hardware, such as hinges and pulls, will mean repositioning some of the hardware. However, if you’re reusing your hardware, you won’t have to fill and sand all of the holes.

To prepare your cabinets, doors, and drawers for receiving paint, you need to fill all of the old holes from screws. This will probably number in the hundreds. It’s really very simple – you get a small putty knife and a small tub of wood filler. If you’re going over your cabinets with a stain, you can even get wood filler that will match your stain. Either way, it will absorb some of the color, anyway.

Gently press the putty knife edge into the tub of filler, then press the filler into the hole in the wood. Drag the knife across the spot to remove the excess, and you’re done! Except for sanding. Don’t dig the putty knife into the wood, or you’ll just end up using more filler to fix the dent.


This is a very fine point, but painters who know their stuff really care about this. If there is trim around your cabinet doors, run a really thin line of caulk around the seam. Run your finger down the caulk to smooth and even it. Now, do the same thing to the joint where your cabinets and crown molding or ceiling meet. You’re not trying to level out the angle of the seam – you’re just sealing it. When you paint, the paint will flow smoothly along those joints, without buildup, and without voids.

Sand and Prime

Finally, sand everything. You may even have to use a cleaner to get greasy buildup off of the cabinet doors. But, if you’ll give a fine “tooth” to the existing paint or to the varnished surface of the wood, the primer and paint will stick great.

Pristine Painting and Decorating has a well-established tradition of quality workmanship, and has met the painting and decorating needs of dozens of clients in the Dupage County, Kane County, McHenry, Schamburg, and Montgomery areas. Contact Pristine Painting and Decorating on their website, or call them at 63-546-5528 to hire quality house painters.


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