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Kitchen Cabinet Painting & Restoration in the Greater Knoxville Area

Homeowners in Knoxville frequently rejuvenate and revamp their current cabinetry rather than replacing it entirely. If the build and material of your cabinets are of high quality, but the surfaces are beginning to lose their vibrancy or show signs of wear, this is an excellent solution. Along with cabinet restoration, many of our customers choose to update their hardware and repaint their kitchen walls. A simple fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into any cabinets in your home. Our experienced interior painters can refurbish your cabinets at a cost considerably lower than new installations.

As part of our carpentry painting services, we can add paint finishes to the following:

kitchen cabinet painting

Kitchen cabinets

bathroom cabinet painting

Bathroom cabinets

wainscoting painting


Entertainment centers

Bathroom vanities


Library book case painting

Library bookcases

Kitchen Cabinet Restoration Ideas & Resources

The community section of our website has some helpful guides and materials to use for inspiration when making decisions on how you want your cabinets to look.

White cabinets are very popular in the Knoxville area. However many home owners still opt for a more traditional stained wood look. Either option can look amazing in your home. Set up a free estimate appointment to get pricing information as well as to get some color options and samples.

The Cabinet Restoration Process

Of course, every cabinet restoration project will be a bit different. But the following steps should give you a clear picture of what our typical process is for restoring cabinets, whether they be in the kitchen, bathroom, or any other room.

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cabinet process

Doors & Hardware Are Removed

We carefully remove doors and hardware from all cabinets. You will have an opportunity to update hardware on a project like this to match the new look.

cabinet process

Surfaces are Sanded & Prepped

Surfaces are sanded, some parts by hand and others with power equipment to prep the surface for a new paint or stain application.

cabinet process

Paint / Stain is Applied to Doors

The project will vary here depending on if you want a stained finish or a painted one. Painting often includes primer steps to help keep the finish durable.

cabinet process

Paint / Stain Applied to Mounted Cabinets

We then work our way around the hung cabinets, while still on the wall. This is usually done with hand rollers or brushes.

cabinet process

Reassemble Cabinets

After the paint or stain has had time to dry and cure, the cabinets and hardware are put back together for a beautiful final product with a brand new look.

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CertaPro Painters’ Cabinetry Refinishing and Painting Process

For cabinetry projects, we remove hardware and cabinet doors. Our painters then re-install the door hardware and re-hang the doors once we have completed painting the cabinets. When you have a need for carpentry repairs, as well as carpentry painting, call CertaPro Painters.

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Kitchen Cabinet Projects We Completed

See below for cabinet restoration and painting projects we completed in the Knoxville, TN area.

Bathroom Cabinet Painting

Bathroom Cabinet Painting

We restored these bathroom cabinets with a restoration and painting project.

Kitchen Cabinet Painting

Kitchen Cabinet Painting

This kitchen in Knoxville was modernized with a kitchen cabinet painting project from our team.

Kitchen Painting Project

Kitchen Painting Project

Before and after our project (left and right) The cabinets were painted black alongside bright walls and surfaces.

Cabinetry Painting

Cabinetry Painting

This built in cabinet was painted by our team as part of an interior painting project in Knoxville.

Kitchen Cabinet Restoration

Kitchen Cabinet Restoration

This home in Knoxville had its kitchen cabinets restored to like-new condition with a restoration project from our team.

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Project

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Project

Its been popular to update cabinets to white in the Knoxville area. Pictured here is an after photo from a restoration project we recently completed.

Kitchen Cabinet Restoration

Kitchen Cabinet Restoration

White cabinets are a very popular color for cabinet restoration projects in Knoxville.

Cabinet Restoration Project

Cabinet Restoration Project

We updated these kitchen cabinets in for a customer in Knoxville with shades of grey paint, the end result looks amazing!

Common Questions About Cabinet Painting Projects

Below are some of the most common questions customers ask us when having their cabinets restored by our team.

Do you paint the cabinets at my home?

CertaPro can paint cabinets at your home per request. We would simply have to setup a spray station in an empty garage as long as temperatures are warm enough to paint. Typically, we transport cabinet doors and drawer facings to our office warehouse for preparation & spray application. The framing components of the cabinets are prepared and painted in the kitchen.

How long does a cabinet painting project typically take to complete?

Duration times can vary greatly, depending on the number of cabinets or size of the project. On average, this will require 5-7 business days to complete. This is due to the work required to prepare the cabinets for the primer coat, applying finish coats, and allowing adequate drying time in between each coat.

Can I use my kitchen directly after the painting is complete?

You may use cabinets gingerly, within a day or two of completion. The top coat generally takes two to three weeks for a full cure, so heavy usage and cleaning should be postponed during that time.

Do I need to be present while the crew is painting?

While painting cabinets, our crew will be working portions of the day on site and portions of the day at our warehouse with the doors and drawer facings. Our crew assigned to the job, will communicate with you daily to let you know what days and times we will be on site so you can plan accordingly. Once on site work is complete, we will no longer require access to the inside. If you’re comfortable leaving a key for us to access your home, our Job Site Supervisor will lock up when finished, and our Service Manager will continue visiting your home throughout the project to ensure cleanliness and quality.

What type of paint does CertaPro use, and why?

We prefer to use oil based primers and a water-based urethane enamel top-coat for our cabinet projects. While longer cure times are needed, when you invest in painting cabinets, you want something that will last. Latex paints will begin to peel due to water and heat exposure, rub bare from the oils of hands, and ultimately require more maintenance. Oil and urethane enamel products cure stronger and will provide a better finish and durability. We use Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel. Sheen is determined by individual customer’s preference, but we typically apply a satin, semi-gloss, or gloss finish. The higher the sheen usually allows for better washability for cleaning.

How will I need to prepare prior to the painters arrival?

All we require is that you empty out your cabinets and drawers of glasses, pots and pans etc. We do not paint the interiors of the cabinets or drawers, unless requested, which requires additional costs and is unnecessary. However, due to some sanding involved, prevention of dust getting on various items is mitigated by removing items from the cabinets.

How do I choose the right color?

We recommend visiting any Sherwin Williams paint store and looking at colors. It is helpful to narrow down some color choices and then pickup a few paint samples to apply to the cabinets prior to the project starting. Paint colors may look different when viewed on the color swatch versus the actual surface. Putting an actual sample up will also help see how the color looks in different types of light throughout the day. We ask that colors be submitted to our office prior to the project starting so that we are prepared prior to the project start. If you are still unsure on which color to choose, we can help set up a free virtual color consultation with Sherwin Williams. Ask you sales representative for more details!

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