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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Many homeowners, whether they have recently purchased a home or have lived in the same one for many years, have outdated or worn out kitchen cabinets that need serious attention.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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“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson

“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

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“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

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“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

“I had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, CA

“The people at M.B. Jessee are great – from the painters to the office staff to Matt. Talk about leadership from the top.”

— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes