One of the biggest decisions you will make when choosing cabinets is whether they should be Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen painted or stained wood. The choice you make will have a huge bearing on how the cabinets will look and how they will hold up. I went to two cabinet shops —the larger Canyon Creek Cabinet in Monroe, Washington, and the smaller O.B. Williams custom shop in Seattle — to get expert perspectives on the choices, which don’t end once you’ve settled the stain-versus-paint debate. "Painted
Some Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen manufacturers perform all the finishing work on their cabinets in-house. At Canyon Creek, an elaborate system of spray booths, ovens and an overhead drying line make it possible to finish hundreds of cabinets a day. Cabinets leave the plant boxed and ready for installation.Many custom cabinet shops don’t do any finishing, or else they finish with just a stain and a conversion varnish, which is Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen a typical finish for cabinet interiors and for the finished surfaces of stain-grade cabinets. Thus, when painted cabinets are ordered from a custom shop, they often need to be sent to a separate finisher, who preps the cabinets for paint and sprays or brushes on the finish coats.
Paint types. The kind of paint used on your Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen will impact how they look, how they wear, how much they chip and whether they are resistant to water. When purchasing a stock or semicustom cabinet, ask what kind of paint is used and if there are other options.
Paint application methods. One additional consideration is how the paint is applied. It can be sprayed or back-brushed. While a sprayed finish is the best way to get a consistent, smooth surface, it is also extremely difficult to touch up with a brush. If you think you may want to Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen touch up the cabinets over time, make sure to get the paint formulation and details, and consider asking for a brushed finish so that your future touch-ups improve the situation instead of making it worse.
… or they could be flat doors and Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen drawers with a nearly identical grain pattern from floor to ceiling, repeated every 6 to 12 inches or so (called slip matching), as shown here.They could also be book matched, where the grain pattern is consecutive but flipped two at a time to mirror the grain, like pages in a book.
Stain-grade-cabinet samples. The key with stain-grade cabinets is to Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen understand what you are actually getting. Some larger companies, like Canyon Creek, let you order and approve a sample door face before they build an entire kitchen’s worth of cabinets. This gives clients the opportunity to see a finished door and know generally what will arrive and be installed in their kitchen — though there is still likely to be an acceptable range of color and grain variations.A Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen custom shop may be able to make a sample door front as well, or even provide a complete piece of the very thin wood veneer that will be applied to the plywood face, so that the wood grain and color can be approved ahead of time. An added step, if applicable, would be to provide stain and finish samples. Clear finishes Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen often come in glossy, semigloss and matte, which presents an additional decision. Some even have UV protection.When our clients are making decisions about the finished surfaces of their cabinets, we urge them to make the decision with samples of their countertops and backsplashes in hand. Having all of those pieces in the same place, with their varying colors and textures, is Cheap Cabinets for Kitchen the best way to make sure everything looks great together."