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Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?
Can cabinets be repainted or refinished?

Many homeowners, whether they have recently purchased a home or have lived in the same one for many years, have outdated or worn out kitchen cabinets that need serious attention. When they find out the intimidating amount of work and cost involved in replacing these important kitchen fixtures, many people ask whether refinishing or repainting is a good alternative.

The truth is that this is an excellent option in many situations. Repainting cabinets can cost as little as 10 to 20 percent of the cost of replacing them, and future repainting will be even cheaper because it will likely only require one coat of paint. A painted cabinet can usually be expected to remain bright and pleasant for 5-6 years, meaning that replacement cabinets could take 25 years or more to pay off financially in comparison.

Besides freshening up your cabinet doors and face-frames with paint, you can very easily replace hinges and knobs/handles at the same time to create a very crisp, attractive effect. Between these two relatively easy procedures, you can dramatically change the overall look of your kitchen. Out-dated cabinets can be made to look modern and stylish, increasing the appeal and value of your home. Stained, damaged, worn out cabinets can be transformed into attractive, clean, new-looking show-pieces.

There are a variety of methods for repainting cabinets. It is important, of course, to clean the surfaces before repainting. In addition, most types of paint will require that you remove any previous glossy sheen by sanding or using a stripping agent. This does not mean sanding down to the bare wood, but simply removing the protective glossy surface.

After removing the glossy finish, the typical procedure is to use an appropriate primer, followed by two good coats of finish paint. Traditionally, oil-based paints have been the choice for this top-coat because of the excellent durability and superior smoothness. Here in California, however, recent laws restrict the use of paints with VOC’s, and many of our customers here in the San Francisco Bay Area share our environmental concerns about these volatile organic compounds. Fortunately, there are other good products that can achieve your desired results.

If you have any questions about refinishing cabinets, MB Jessee would be happy to discuss your options for updating or refreshing your kitchen. Even when investing with a painting contractor to repaint your cabinets, the project will be much less expensive than replacing the cabinets, and you will then be sure of achieving spectacular, professional results.

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“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

“Just had MB Jessee paint the interior of our house and they did a wonderful job. They tackled some crazy wallpaper as well as painted some very high ceilings and walls. The whole process was quick and they did a great job! We are very pleased. I was also very impressed by the crew. They were very personable, kind and actually took pride in the work they were doing. In one of our conversations with the lead Ricardo, he actually told me he was very proud of how the rooms had turned out. I agree sir! It turned out great and it's not often you hear someone thinking of your home like they would theirs, and putting that level of work and quality into it. That made a huge difference in how I viewed this company. Ricardo, you were fantastic and thank you for the great job, we will be using you again.”

— Jeff M.
Danville, CA

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher

“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont

“In September, MBJessee finished painting two sides of our 3-story condominium building (six owners). We were impressed by the professionalism of the company and every one of its workers, Matt Jessee couldn't have been more helpful in planning the project. His painters were well-trained, easy to communicate with and eager to please. In addition to painting the stucco, they made extensive repairs on windows and frames, which will save us considerable money in the future. They finished earlier than anticipated, with as many as five men working on the job, and the scaffolding came down the next day. All of us were delighted with the results. Now my husband and I are looking forward to having MB Jessee paint our own apartment later this month. Matt and Gustavo (who will be our crew leader again) have explained how they will work to make the painting proceed smoothly while we're living here, and they have been endlessly patient with our protracted decision-making process. If you look at their website, you'll learn that MB Jessee is an exemplary company that takes good care of its workers as well as its customers, and contributes public service projects to the community. All in all, we can't recommend MB Jessee highly enough.”

— Jayne W.
San Francisco, CA

“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

— Suzan D’Arcy

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“I loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.
Oakland

“Today I received a beautiful bouquet from your company. It was totally unexpected and very much appreciated--a lovely surprise. Also today, your crew finished my job. I am so pleased with all their fine work. Richard is absolutely amazing and a total delight to work with. He was also extremely helpful during the paint color process. The interior work in my home far exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to you and the crew for an outstanding job. Thank you, thank you for a terrific job!”

— Barbara
Piedmont