Color your kitchen walls and add just that right touch to complete your kitchen. Because so much wall space usually has been covered with cabinetry and appliances, color on the remaining walls will seldom overpower the space. So usually a contrasting color if desired can be readily used. Or you can choose neutral walls and let your accessories, rugs, and window treatments bring splashes of color to the space. Remember that lighting and reflections can have a dramatic effect on the way a color looks. The natural light in a room is very different in the morning, afternoon and evening. Northern exposures make colors appear cooler and bluer than southern exposures. Light bulbs and the color of your floor can have their effects.
Kitchen ceilings are almost universally painted with a flat ceiling white paint as it tends to brighten and enlarge the space. This process will also serve to cause the eye to focus on the eye level kitchen below.
All wood surfaces are restored to near perfect condition before painting with a high quality oil based primer and two oil based finish coats. Before painting, the finish surfaces of all doors and trim are restored to a condition equal to or better than when the home was originally built.
All wall surfaces too are restored to near perfect condition before painting with latex primer and two or more latex finish coats in the case of drywall surfaces. All wall surfaces are scraped to smooth out uneven texture or to remove dried lumps of paint from a previous painting. Drywall mud is applied as necessary to provide a fresh smooth surface for painting. Where appropriate and economic, the shadow-creating heavy ceiling texture is removed. This texture usually visually lowers the ceiling.
We apply Paso as bonding agent for existing paint a SHORT TIME before painting as it should properly be done in order to provide for the proper adhesion of the paint primer.
A set procedue in staining cabinets is as follows:
All raw wood including all cabinet door and drawer faces is lightly sanded to make certain that wood surfaces can uniformly receive stain.
All raw wood is then rubbed with a pre stain conditioner to make certain that wood below surfaces will uniformly receive stain to allow the final stain color to be more uniform.
All conditioned surfaces are then stained with a stain of your choice to maximize the beauty of the wood chosen by you.
All stained surfaces are then sealed with the first coat of sanding sealer to give depth to the stained surfaces.
All sealed surfaces are then lightly sanded to make certain of a smooth final finish.
All sealed surfaces are then sealed with a second coat of sanding sealer to give further depth to the stained surfaces.
All surfaces sealed for a second time are then lightly sanded to again make certain of a smooth final finish.
All surfaces are brushed with a final coat of satin varnish to provide a hard protective finish surface.
All sealing and finish coats are performed on days on the jobsite where little other dust is created to make certain of a smooth final finish.
Virtually no brush marks are visible in the final finished cabinet.
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