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5 Questions to Ask Your Cabinet Painter Before They Start Painting

Todd Lacroix February 23, 2020

Have your cabinets seen better days? Are they starting to look worn down, but you know you don't need a replacement just yet?

A new coat of paint may be the perfect solution.

Finding the right type of professional painter is an important part of getting your cabinets to look just the way you want them to!

If you're prepared to start painting as soon as possible, you want to make sure you ask potential painters these 5 questions before hiring them. 

1. Do You Have Samples?

Most companies are going to have sample boards or a portfolio that you can view before you hire them.

Professional companies know that people are going to be looking for this type of thing before they choose a painter, so don't be afraid to ask! 

If you are able to view samples, you will be able to see how skilled the painters actually are. This allows you the chance to compare one company to another in order to find the one that you like the best.

2. Are You Insured and Licensed?

This is a very important question to ask if you want to protect your investment. Not all contractors, or painters, are licensed and insured. 

This is a way to ensure liability is in place and that your painters are not just going to take the deposit and run without doing the work! 

3. Do You Specialize in Cabinets?

Painting cabinets can be quite difficult, so just because someone is a professional painter, it does not mean that they are good at painting cabinets. 

There are different processes to painting cabinets and if the painter doesn't know the steps that need to be taken to do it right, the cabinets may end up looking worse than they did to start with.

4. What Types of Paint Do You Use?

You need the best paint for cabinets and the amount of space available. 

Ask about the paint types that are used and whether or not the paint will stand against regular cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. 

A professional cabinet painter should be able to determine which paint type you need based on the cabinets themselves. All you will need to do is choose the right color.

5. How Do You Apply the Paint?

A professional painting company should know that you can't just brush and roll paint on cabinets to get a professional finish.

It's fine to use brushes on cabinets as long as another method is also used in conjuncture. The reason for this is that painting with brushes on a cabinet will leave visible streaks on the surface of the door and will make the cabinet look unprofessional.

The most ideal way to paint most cabinets is by using a paint sprayer. Your painter should be able to give you the specifics of how they apply the paint before they get started.

Ready to Hire Professionals and Start Painting?

If you know it's time to start painting, you need to first hire a professional company that knows what they are doing.

By asking the questions above, you're setting yourself up for a positive experience. 

Do you live in the Toronto area? If so, check out our website to see if we may be the perfect fit for your cabinet painting needs!

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