Written by John Smith

June 14, 2021



At Richmond Painting we have noticed a huge trend in the past couple of years.

The earth tones are no longer being used and shades of gray are now the new color trend. The only problem is that gray doesn’t look great with the old 90’s oak woodwork, trim, and cabinetry. Rather thanks replacing these things, people are looking to paint or refinish their oak kitchen cabinets.

Painting your kitchen cabinets is one of the fastest and easiest ways to update your home. The most important part is making sure the right preparation is taking prior to painting. We also suggest that professional-grade products are used. We typically use pigmented Lacquer.

Here is a list of some of the prep work we do on a typical project.

  • All areas being painted will be wiped down with a Simple green cleaner or a comparable degreaser.
  • All Hardware will be removed and cleaned.
  • All flooring, walls, countertops, the ceiling, and other areas that aren’t being painted will be protected by plastic, paper, or drop cloths.
  • All areas being painted will be sanded with our dust-free Festool HEPA vacuum sanding system.
  • All surfaces will also be wiped with a “Tac Cloth” to remove any leftover dust.
  • We will also de gloss all areas being painted to be sure to remove any polyurethane left after sanding.
  • All items being painted will be primed with a shellac Bin Primer to prevent any stains or tanning bleed from coming through.
  • All areas being painted will receive two sprayed coats of the satin lacquer finish.
  • All garbage will be disposed of off.
  • All hardware will be re-installed. New hardware will only be installed if stated above in the “Special Notes” section.
  • New rubber bumpers will be installed onto the back of the cabinet doors as needed.
  • Caulking is not recommended due to the movement and expansion of the wood. If caulking is desired, please ask prior to Any Painting.


Depending on the system you are looking for our pricing Starts at $90/ door and $90 per drawer. This price includes labor and material. If you have any unusual items such as wine racks those may be more. Also, you will need to count any panels that can’t be removed or end caps.

Other possible  options :

Glass doors: Add $15/ door

Secondary color to be used: Add an additional $90

Patching hinge or handle holes: Add $8 per opening

Drilling holes for new hardware: $6 per opening

If you have any more questions, feel free to call or text us at 262-770-1079 or use our “Live Chat” feature and someone will be happy to answer your questions.

If you are looking for Racine kitchen cabinets painting, then please call 262-770-1079 or complete our 
online request form.

Before Painting

After Two coats of Shellac primer & Two coats of Lacquer in a satin finish
color Sherwin Williams “Snowbound”

After Installation & cleaning

After cleaning, sanding, two coats rolled primer & two coats sprayed Lacquer

Final shot of the lower cabinets

After new hinges & Handles were installed

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