Cabinet Finishing In Portland with Our Custom Spray Station
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Monday, September 23, 2013
One of the things we think sets Sundeleaf Painting apart is our dedicated spray booth. What is a spray booth? Well, it is an area in our shop specifically dedicated to spraying all manner of things. In this blog, we'll talk about its use in finishing cabinets.
Why Use a Spray Booth for Cabinets?
Simple: It's cleaner and not as disruptive to your home or business. With a dedicated spray booth, we're able to remove cabinet doors and drawers, then take them back to our shop for cleaning, staining, painting, or other types of finishing. The real advantage for the homeowner here is that you won't have to deal with stain or paint odor; while the drawers and cabinets dry off-site, not in your house. Once the cabinets are done drying and curing, we bring your them back to your home or business and re-install them.
The spray booth also exhuasts overspray and filters out particulates, which is really, really difficult to do in a makeshift situation inside a home cabinet finishing project. But, if there is woodwork that cannot be moved to our spray booth, our painters will mask off, partition, and ventilate all areas for the safest and cleanest work environment.
Paint Finishing Styles
Sundeleaf's paint craftsman can pull off a variety of styles. We do incredible work with a brush as well as air-assisted spray. The approach depends on the homeowner's specific wants and needs. If required, we can also do airless spray for heavy coatings. Some residential customers request waterborne coatings, which are also called "green coatings." These waterborne coatings have low VOC counts, and are therefore eco-friendly. Other coatings that we often apply range from laquer to conversion varnish, as well as traditional alkyd and oil coatings. We also apply glaze and clear finishes quite a lot.
Our painters are great at bringing out the natural wood grain, as well as stain matching. Both of these are tough jobs, but we have some of the finest craftsman in the Portland area, who always deliver great results for our customers. We also do a lot of deep color work, toning, and color-clear coats. We apply natural oil and hand rub oil, as well as varnish, polyurethane, and other coatings to cabinet woodwork.
Painting Furniture, Cabinets & More
So, if you're interested in having your new cabinets finished, or old ones refinished, we'd love to talk. There are a wide variety of stains and paint colors on the market, and application techniques, as well as various other trends when it comes to cabinets. It's best to get aquainted with all of them via a trusted professional. You can go minimal and modern, or vintage and rustic—anything's possible. We've even removed doors from upper cabinets to give a kitchen the open shelving look. If that's something you're interested in, you can go a step further and apply wallpaper to the wall space inside the cabinet, which makes for a great aesthetic effect.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. And head over to our Cabinet Refinishing and Painting on a Budget blog for some more ideas.