Pigment: Your One-Stop Paint Shop in Charlottesville
Thinking of painting cabinets in your kitchen? Looking to improve the look of your home with a fresh coat of paint? At Pigment, we offer the highest-quality painting and refinishing services for cabinetry
. Whether you need a kitchen makeover, an office refresh, or just want to give the wood cabinets in your bathroom a new lease of life, we've got you covered.
Charlottesville Cabinet Painting
Have you just finished constructing your new home? Are you planning for your kitchen renovation? If so, then you'll have quite a bit of interior design needs. Kitchen cabinets will be a big part of this. In addition to their functionality, kitchen cabinets also serve as a decorative accent to your kitchen's design and feel.
After all, you want to create the perfect kitchen space for you and your family that makes you feel relaxed. This is why determining your bathroom or kitchen cabinet colors is one of the most important decisions you'll make. It's an aesthetic choice that will affect your mood and outlook, but it can also have a big impact on how much space feels open or cramped.
Painting cabinets for your kitchen or bathroom
Painted cabinets is among the simplest ways to update any space in your home because it doesn't require very much time or money. But when you have an entire room of cabinetry that needs painting, this can be tedious work! That's where Pigment
comes in - we can help by painting your cabinets and save you the trouble of that DIY project that will have you painting cabinets for weeks.
Painting cabinet doors has many benefits, not the least of which is giving your kitchen a new look. In addition to fresh paint on the doors themselves, painting can also help save your face frames, base cabinets and drawer boxes from water damage.
At Pigment, we've specialized in paint work in Charlottesville for many years and know how to get the job done right. Our team of Charlottesville cabinet painters will make sure that all of your home cabinet hardware, including cabinet doors and drawers are painted. You can count on us no matter what size, job, or color scheme you need.
One of the things to consider when choosing the color for your kitchen cabinets is whether you want your kitchen to have a sense of warmth or coolness. For instance, if you live in the Southwest and love cacti then it would make sense for your kitchen cabinets to be painted a warm yellow color that evokes thoughts of sunshine. However, if you're living in Alaska then choosing blue tones for your kitchen cabinets will create an icy atmosphere.
It is also important to consider the rest of your kitchen decor when selecting the color scheme. A kitchen wall color that is completely different from the cabinet colors will make your kitchen cabinets seem like an afterthought. This is one factor that the typical homeowners will not give enough consideration to during a DIY project.
For example, if you have a yellow-toned kitchen with white walls and black countertops then it would be wise to use light blue or green for the cabinetry because those two shades blend perfectly together.
Pigment has had years to perfect cabinet painting in Charlottesville, VA so we're confident that we know what we're doing. Our expert painters will offer their advice on the types and styles of paint that would work for your kitchen or home based on your preferences as well as your budget.
Doing cabinet painting the right way means a lot more than just applying a fresh coat of paint. Our cabinet painting services in Charlottesville provide the ultimate kitchen makeover, as we do everything from staining and varnishing to sanding and priming.
Charlottesville VA Cabinet Refinishing
Do you need your cabinets refinished? If you've lived in your home for a good number of years, your kitchen or bathroom cabinets may be in poor condition or looking a little raggedy. Perhaps the finish is dull and scratched, or maybe you have a few bumps in your walls from doors closing on their corners. If that's you, then it's time to update your kitchen and call us up for cabinet refinishing services.
The entire process of refinishing cabinets is very straightforward: after discussing your requirements with you, our expert painters will come to measure up your kitchen cabinets or ask for pictures of the cabinets. We will get back to you within a few days with an estimate and explanation of how we would approach your individual cabinet refinishing project.
Next, our experienced and conscientious cabinet refinishing team will come to your home for prepping, and to remove the doors and drawer fronts, which we'll finish in our paint shop.
Once our team has finished priming and prepping, they'll move ahead with painting the cabinets. Our team uses low-odor, environmentally friendly finishing products. And finally, they'll carefully replace the newly-finished cabinet doors and drawer fronts with new knobs or handles and install them back in place if you want.
Can you just paint over cabinets?
Kitchen cabinets are hard to paint over because the color from the old layers will show through. The new coat of paint would look uneven and patchy, which is not what you want in your kitchen. Even if you can find a good match for your kitchen cabinets, it's likely that after one or two years it will begin to peel off. The result will look much worse than it does now, and you'll probably need to spend more to get your cabinetry fixed.
One of the things we do during cabinet refinishing is to sand the surface. This is part of the prepping process that helps remove any remaining old paint and will make the newly-finished kitchen cabinets look smoother. In case of areas with imperfections that could use cabinet refacing, we may use wood filler to help make sure the final look is flawless.
We use a chemical called wood conditioner that helps seal in moisture to prevent future peeling of cabinet coatings or veneers. The surface is then sprayed with two coats of primer-sealer before applying the topcoat finish. In other words, your kitchen will have that brand-new feel you've been dreaming about.
Do your wood cabinets make your kitchen look dull? At Pigment, we are Charlottesville's highest-quality cabinet painting and refinishing services. Whether you are planning a kitchen remodel or just want your kitchen cabinet doors to look new again, our experts will do all the work for you! And while they might make the process of painting your cabinets look like child's play, don't be fooled; refacing is super-sensitive work.
Painting furniture for your kitchen or home can be a very sensitive process because of the high risk of damage. It can be difficult to find paint that won’t scratch or peel off and even more difficult to get an attractive, uniform finish. This is why it helps to get professional services from experienced painters.
Additionally, for a typical cabinet painting project, you will need lots of things including wood filler, drop cloths, primer, putty knife, paint scraper, finish paint, spray paint, safety gear, tack cloth, foam roller, and many more. Not to mention having to learn how to use additional tools. In contrast, working with a professional painter means all these items will be included in the quote, and you get to save yourself a lot of time and effort.
What kind of paint is best for furniture?
The best type is the one that will make your kitchen or home furniture surfaces look attractive while preserving their material. For instance, lacquer is one popular choice for painting because it provides durable protection against scratches as well as being very easy to clean. Additionally, lacquer makes the piece look glossy and attractive.
Lacquer also provides a very uniform look that is good for furniture as it does not show brush strokes or drips easily, so the surfaces appear clean and even. It can also be taken off with turpentine to make changes without damaging the underlying layer.
Painting furniture requires a lot of skill, and it is worth noting that each material will have its own unique painting process. Our team of professional painters has different processes for painting raw wood, polyurethane, stained wood, metal, Formica, laminate, and so on. At the end of the day, we'll ensure all your pieces are protected and ready for use in your kitchen, living room, or garden.
Additionally, if you've just had your custom furniture made, you know a specialty finish will make it come to life. Wondering what Pigment has to offer? We have every high-quality finishing product your furniture needs: from ultra-matte chalk to high gloss lacquer effects. Our team has the expertise to provide any finish you need.
You may choose to invest in a refinishing project for a variety of reasons. One of them is that it offers a way of updating furniture, whether you are tired of the color or style. You also have the option to personalize it with artwork that is unique and reflects your preferred style.
However, it's important to note that proper furniture refinishing requires lots of skill. Many DIYers end up damaging their stuff as they try to get the job done on their own. To be clear, it's much more than a simple paint job. But while furniture refinishing is not impossible, it's worth leaving to those you are confident will do it right the first time. Sanding the problem areas incorrectly, for instance, could damage the piece quite a bit.
The Pigment team specializes in refinishing for customers from all over Charlottesville, VA. You can count on our experts to get all your pieces looking new again quickly and affordably. We guarantee that you'll be thrilled with how great your furniture looks after we're done. Further, we have a wide variety of painting options to choose from, including chalk paints, high gloss finishes, and latex paints.
Is it worth it to refinish furniture?
Yes, refinishing will not only save you money in the long run but it ensures that your furniture will last for generations. If you've got a vintage piece, then you understand how important it is to keep it updated to preserve the material. With proper refinishing, furniture will not only be an attractive blast from the past, but you'll also be able to pass it down to your loved ones or sell it for a pretty penny at your local antique store.
Is it better to sand or strip furniture?
Sanding removes the surface layer of wood that is covered in varnish, which can leave furniture looking dull or spotty. Stripping during prep work typically involves a chemical compound such as lacquer thinner to dissolve and remove old layers of paint from pieces like tables and chairs.
The choice of whether to sand or strip furniture before painting will depend on the pieces themselves. For pieces with many layers of paint, stripping may be a better option. In contrast, if sanding allows you to easily get to the wood surface without leaving a rough surface, using grit sandpaper, for instance, then it may be the better option.
Regardless of the way it's done, it's important to ensure that the material is not damaged. This is why professional services are always preferred. Pigment provides high-quality furniture painting and refinishing services that are designed to meet your specific needs. Contact us now for an estimate.
Why you should choose us for painting and refinishing work
Our shop has 2500 square feet for finishing cabinets with professional-grade equipment, including a fully enclosed spray booth with paint sprayer and other spray equipment, and an artistic finishes studio. As a result, we are able to offer our customers high-end finishes for their new or old furniture. Whether you want our team to apply ultra-matte chalk paint or a high gloss lacquer finish, we are able to provide that individualized and professional finish you want.
Our prep room is meticulously designed to ensure the air around our job sites is always fresh. While the paint dries at approximately the same rate in any climate, when we work inside a temperature-controlled environment, dry times for our paint and finishing products are significantly shorter. Because we finish the majority of your cabinet and furniture components in-house, we minimize disruption to your lifestyle and achieve optimum performance from our finishing products.
We take extra care when we refinish or paint kitchen cabinets or furniture pieces to ensure they are in a better condition than we found them. When you work with us for any painting project or kitchen remodel, you can look forward to results that will be worth every penny.