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2. Priming/caulking
This is probably the most important step. Prior to painting, all the cabinets, doors, drawer facings need to be primed. I spray prime the doors and drawers at the shop. However, I do the actually cabinets themselves by hand (brush/microfiber 4 inch rollers).

I don't like spraying in people's homes for obvious reasons. And the hand-finished cabinets look great. The primer must be a high bonding primer to prevent chipping and scratching. I like to use Styx. In my opinion, its the best bonding primer on the market.

Once the prime coat is on, we can see what needs to be caulked.
We then lightly caulk any noticable seams and cracks. Filling the nail holes as well.

Before and After Kitchen Cabinets tiff.tif

3. Finish Painting
Doors/drawer facings- At the shop, I will spray both sides with 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Proclassic Enamel. Proclassic is a self leveling latex enamel. Its very durable and give a smooth finish.

Cabinets- Depending on the color, I will apply 2-3 coats of Proclassic by hand. Any imperfections are sanded in between coats to ensure a smooth finish.

4. Final assembly
On the last day, I bring all the doors and drawer facings back to the kitchen. I will then reinstall them back into their original position with the same hardware. As I reinstall them, we do any touch-ups necessary. Once all installed, I will then go everything once last time to make sure everything is 100% perfect. Then pull the tape and the project is finished. I would recommend very light use for the next 30-45 days as enamel cures over time. It gets much harder and durable over time.


Honeybear Painting Inc.
Lake Villa, Woodstock and Mundelein, Illinois

Member of Lake Villa, Round Lake,
and Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce

Member of Libertyville, Mundelein and
Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce
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