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Kitchen Cabinet Painting the Right Way

We don't just Paint Over your Valuable Cabinetry

You have probably been considering it for a while, and you are now ready to find a professional for your Kitchen Cabinet Painting project. You want the project to be exciting and add value to your home, while pleasing you every time you step back and take a look. Your Kitchen Cabinets are valuable and you do not want them destroyed. The last thing you need is another problem to deal with when you just want to get your kitchen looking great!

  • Have you had problems with a company not showing up when they say they will?
  • Have you had a contractor begin work on your project then put you on the back burner?
  • Was a contractor you hired hard to get a hold of and constantly forgetting what you discussed with them?
  • Did you hire a company to do work in your home then realize their quality of work was far from what you expected leaving you in an awkward position?
  • ​Do you feel like contactors just want to get your job over with so they can move on to the next project?
  • Did a company send out a sales rep that you liked a lot, then when work began you were not comfortable with the workers sent to your home?
  • Does it bother you that most companies out there don’t actually specialize in cabinet painting and primarily offer other services?
  • ​​Are you concerned that there will be problems if you paint over your cabinets?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you are not alone. We have seen this all too many times and we believe in a better way of doing things. Please, learn more about Our Company and our Signature Cabinet Refinishing Process.

The Kammes Colorworks Experience…

​​Careful Planning

In order to offer the best services to our customers, we plan our projects carefully. We don’t overbook so you can feel confident that when you schedule your project with us, you own those dates. You can count on us to remember what we discuss with you and be there when we say we will This is the way business should be done. Nobody is perfect, but it is amazing what we can do when we give it our best.

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​​​​A Detailed Process

Kitchen Cabinet Prep

We don’t just Paint Over your Valuable Cabinetry. Our Process is the primary reason you should hire our company for your cabinet refinishing project, we just make sure it is not the only reason. I challenge you to find another company that has a more solid process for prepping your cabinetry prior to top-coating. I will understand if you’d rather not waste your time shopping around once you find us, though! Everyone wants their cabinetry to look great, and we will impress you with our finishes, but the detail, time, and labor that goes into the prep work is what you will not find anywhere else. Why attempt to build without a solid foundation? And we will do all of this without making a dusty mess out of your home!

Our Process

​​​​Effective Communication

One thing you may notice when you navigate through our website is that we share a lot more information about what matters than our competitors. We do this so that our customers know exactly what to expect from us when they hire us. You can refer back to our website anytime at your convenience!

Be sure to check out our process, this is what really sets our services apart from the competition.

Another thing you will notice when you reach out to us is that we do things differently than other companies. With all of today’s avenues of communication, we simplify things in order to keep everyone on the same page and not have things forgotten along the way. Effective communication will prevent your project from becoming a stressful nightmare and you will be able to stay focused on other things- like living your life.

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Why you Should NOT hire a House Painter to paint your Kitchen Cabinetry

Any house painter can paint your cabinets so why do you need a specialist? This is a question I am certain many people will ask themselves when they decide to move forward with hiring out their cabinet refinishing project.

A house painter will likely be a much more affordable option for your project and the reason is simple. They are going to just paint over your cabinets.

More about why not to hire a House Painter for your Cabinet Project

Your kitchen cabinets are the most used surface in your home, they need more than the standard approach to painting by house painters and DIY bloggers. Saving money on painting your cabinets the easy way can come at a great cost.

When you hire a specialist to paint your cabinets (a company that offers it as their primary service) you have a much better chance of getting a quality job done. You have likely noticed that I focus heavily on the foundational prep work. There is more to the process than just that, but without those steps, you are building on an unstable foundation. We outline our process on our website in detail so that our customers can have a clear understanding of what we do and why.

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​​​​​​The Right Team for the Job

When it comes to a service-based business, bigger is rarely better. More people in an organization often leads to more problems and a diluted experience. Some companies hire out work to sub-contractors to avoid having a lot of employees. This approach makes them more of a middle man than a company. You do not know who you are hiring in this situation and are simply rolling the dice.

Small companies have a tendency to overbook themselves and always be too busy to offer their best services. They mean well but just can’t manage the volume of work coming in properly.

Both sides always want to get as much done as possible to earn their profit margins so rushing around is the easiest way to make that happen. This leads to cutting corners, overlooking details, and simply not having the time to do things right.

We set out to provide an experience that works best for the customer and our company, The Kammes Colroworks Experience! We have just the right number of workers in our small family business to be the most efficient and effective at what we do so you get more for your money and we have the time allowed to do your job the right way every time. All of our workers have mastered their skill sets. You always get the A-team when you hire Kammes Colorworks for your kitchen cabinet painting project and we want to impress you with our abilities!

The Team
Google Review

Kammes Colorworks did a great job from beginning to end with our kitchen cabinet refinishing project. After receiving multiple bids their estimate was the most reasonably priced and their customer service was by far the best. They provided an accurate estimate, samples for us to view ahead of time, communicated regularly throughout the project, and were spot on with their timeline. They were very clean, friendly, detail oriented, and the finished product is amazing. Our old cabinets literally look brand new. I would highly recommend Kammes Colorworks, they were all around one of the best contractors we’ve ever used.

~Jonathan

Google Review

We’ve worked with several home improvement contractors over the years and our experience with Kammes Colorworks was as good as it gets. We investigated every kitchen cabinet makeover scenario possible – new cabinets, refacing, and refinishing…and we’re so happy we elected to go with refinishing. Our cabinets look like they are factory finished and it was by far the least cost option. In addition – Lenny and his family are great to work with. From the “low maintenance” estimate process (all e-mail driven) through to the final job completion- the project was well outlined and delivered perfectly on schedule. The most difficult part of the process was choosing what paint color to go with! Most important the final product is truly outstanding – these guys are specialists at what they do. Highly, highly recommend Kammes Colorworks!

~Aaron

Yelp Review

We had a wonderful experience with the Kammes family! They were friendly, organized and thorough. Very easy to work with! They completely revamped our kitchen cabinets – we went from original honey oak to beautiful white (I have always wanted a white kitchen!!) and replaced all of the pulls on cabinets and drawers. Their skill is truly an art! So pleased with the work they did! We have gotten showered in compliments! Highly recommend!

~Ali

Facebook Review

Kammes Colorworks was incredible! Our family could not be more happy and grateful that we found Lenny, his sister, and his dad. We had a very unfortunate contractor experience earlier this year with another firm that did a terrible job – Kammes Colorworks came to the rescue! They salvaged our cabinets. Workmanship is incredible, nice and on time, extremely organized and professional, knowledgeable, and top notch paint. Thank you all for saving us!! We recommend you to anyone.

~Marta

Facebook Review

Kammes did such an amazing job on our kitchen cabinets! What a fresh new look which makes it look like a total different kitchen. Lenny along with his sister and dad are great people and take such pride in what they do. It’s not just another job for them, they really have a personal touch.

~Sue

​​​Do you offer Cabinet Painting services near me?

Kammes Colorworks has been serving Elburn, St. Charles, Geneva, South Elgin, Batavia, Sugar Grove, Elgin, North Aurora, Aurora, Montgomery, Wheaton, West Chicago, Winfield, Wayne, Bartlett, Gilberts, Warrenville, Carol Stream, Crystal Lake, Dundee, Huntley, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Pingree Grove, Hampshire, Sycamore, Cortland, Dekalb, and more nearby Illinois areas since 2006. ​You can see our Areas Served page for more details, fill out my Contact Form, or just send me a quick email if you are uncertain whether we offer kitchen cabinet painting and refinishing services near you.

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​​​Common Questions

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How will my cabinets hold up once they are painted?

I like to compare this situation with a new car. If you take care of them, they will last for many years to come. The prep work we do will protect you from the problems that you would be getting from the standard paint jobs. Our process and products will give you excellent chip resistance and paint won’t just flake off of your cabinets during use the way it does with bad cabinet paint jobs.​

Does it save money to Paint my cabinets vs Replacing or Re-facing?

Our cabinet refinishing process is generally about 15% of the cost to replace your cabinets and that doesn’t even include unforeseen expenses that follow when you are making the change. Refacing your cabinets by getting new doors and veneering over your boxes is about the same cost as new cabinets without the extra expenses that go with full cabinet removal. Refinishing your cabinets will save you a lot of money and create less waste. Also, keep in mind if your cabinets are currently a stained finish they are most likely much more solid wood than what you would buy new in a store as “paint grade”. Why pay more for less quality?

What services do you offer to your customers?

Whether you need kitchen cabinet painting or need to reverse the damage caused by another painter, our process is the answer! If you want more than just cabinet re-finishing we can add carpentry and island enhancements for a more custom look, and change your hinges for an updated appearance or just better functionality. If you have grainy oak cabinetry our process will help fill in the grain to give them a smoother look while preserving the natural beauty of the wood.

If you are in the process of planning, check out our Project Planning page to help you along.

Do you offer a warranty?

The first thing you need to realize about warranties in the coatings industry is that they are mostly a sales technique. Once all the disclosures are added into the legal print it is really up to the company (or the court system if taken that far) if they want to help. A warranty is only as good as the company offering it. We believe in taking the right measures so that there is no need for all that, and we like to keep things as simple as a good word and a handshake. In the event that there are problems let us know what is happening so we can help!