Kitchen Cabinet Painting

Painting cabinets costs a lot less than buying replacements. New cabinets, even for the average size kitchen, can cost as much as $10,000 or more. Not only does having cabinets professionally painted cost far less than buying new ones, but paint also updates an outdated kitchen, increasing property value. 

Most of our customers have maple cabinets, or oak, that they want painted white. Grey is another popular color, but white is by far the most popular choice and coordinates well with any color in the kitchen. Old hardware can be replaced with new knobs for an updated look.

If you would like a painting quote now for your cabinets, call Matt 847.845.6876

Check out the pictures below from recent cabinet painting projects.

(Our most recent maple cabinet project in a Lake in the Hills home that were spray painted white with the popular color Snowbound from Sherwin Williams)

Maple cabinets in Crystal Lake before painting. Maple cabinets after spraying white.

Freshly painted maple cabinet doors before installation.

(Oak cabinets in a Lake in the Hills home painted white with dark bronze hardware installed. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Snowbound 7004)

 oak cabinets before paintingkitchen cabinets after paint

oak cabinets before paintingoak base cabinets after paint

oak cabinets after spray painting

(Oak cabinets in a Huntley home painted white, using Sherwin Williams color Snowbound).

Cabinets in Huntley, Illinois before paintingCabinets after prep and spray painting.

Kitchen cabinets before paint.Kitchen cabinets after spray painting.

Huntley base cabinets before paintCabinets after prep and paint

Kitchen cabinets before prep and paint.Cabinets after painting.

Kitchen island before painting.

(Oak cabinets in Lake in the Hills home painted white with grey accent wall above microwave. Cabinet color is Sherwin Williams Divine White 6105)

lake in the hills cabinets before paintinglake in the hills cabinets after painting

oak kitchen cabinets before paintafter spray painting white

(Oak cabinets in Crystal Lake home spray painted white. The color is Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006) 

Oak cabinets before sprayingOak cabinets after spraying with primer and paint

Oak cabinet box before sprayingOak cabinet box after spraying

Oak kitchen cabinets before paintingOak kitchen cabinets after painting

(pine cabinetry spray painted white with Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006)


Surface Preparation

Preparing and painting cabinets is a tedious process that must be done correctly for a professional, durable paint finish. Our surface preparation consists of thorough cleaning, sanding, caulking, applying grain filler if needed, priming, spray painting and installing the doors at the end. The doors are removed for prep and spray painting.

Wet doors are stored on drying racks after each coat of paint. We use Pro Classic semi-gloss enamel from Sherwin Williams, a durable acrylic paint that dries fast, allowing installation the day after the painting is done.

cabinet drying rack 

Painting Oak and Maple Cabinets

Oak is an open grain wood with deep cracks and pores that show through paint if filler isn't used during preparation. Grain filler is applied to oak to fill in the natural cracks so these imperfections aren't visible in the final coat of paint.

Unlike oak, maple is a closed grain wood that does not need to be prepared with grain filler before priming and painting. Maple is very smooth and shows no wood grain pattern through paint.

Cabinet doors are primed with two coats of shellac primer to completely seal the surface, preventing tannin from bleeding through the top coats of paint. The semi-gloss enamel we use, Pro Classic (Sherwin Williams), is a leveling paint that levels out perfectly on cabinet doors when sprayed for a beautiful, smooth finish.

We paint kitchen cabinets in Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Cary, Lakewood and most suburbs in Mchenry County. Call Matt today for a free quote - 847-845-6876. We're happy to talk with you about your project and answer any questions.

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"I called Advantage Painting for an estimate on removing wall paper in my home. Matt the owner was on time for the estimate and was very friendly. He was very professional and did the job in less than a week! I was amazed with how clean and great of a job he did! I felt very comfortable with him being in my home and he is defintely is someone you can trust! I highly recommend you give him a call, you will not be dissapointed!"

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Island Lake, IL

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Crystal Lake, IL