Painting Cherry Cabinets Elgin

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So.. your home has cherry cabinets. You are ready for a new look and feel to your kitchen. Replacing cabinets is not in your budget. The next best option is too paint your cabinets! So if you are considering Painting Cherry Cabinets Elgin or the surrounding suburbs, this post is for you!

Hello Everyone, I am David with Dfranco Painting and Wallpaper in Huntley, IL. The top question and query we recieved over the past month has been regarding painting Cherry cabinets, so I thought I would revisit this topic for you.

Are you ready to paint your Cherry Cabinets?

If you are like many of our customers in the Chicagoland area, such as South Elgin, Hampshire, or Crystal Lake, you have a home that has these cherry cabinets. You been looking at Pinterest, Google images, watching HGTV or YouTube videos about painting kitchen cabinets. You are tired of how they look and make your kitchen so dark. Many of our family members, friend and other customers have this same question- so you are in the right place. Now we’ll answer the question- Should I paint my cherry cabinets?

before cabinet painting - should i paint my cherry cabinets
Do you have this type pf cherry cabinet kitchen?
painting cherry cabinets white
But you are ready for an updated kitchen like this?

How much will it cost to paint my cabinets?

The top two questions most people are asking when facing the question or problem of kitchen remodeling, is how much will it cost and will it last. For most people, it is the same answer.

  • The cost is based on how many cabinets you have
  • check our our pricing page!
  • The process is proven to last- so we give you a lifetime warranty on our work
  • We even come back in 1 year to do a check up if you need it

A common question- how much does it cost to paint cabinets? Right now, you can expect about $135.00 per cabinet to have it painted. That is an average so you can do some rough math by counting your cabinets. With the savings of painting your cabinets, you can replace your handles, get new soft close hinges, update your countertops, and change your sink and faucet!

Cherry cabinets before being painted white
Cherry cabinets after being painted and glazed

The best part about painting your cabinets is YOU decide what color you want! You can go to any JC Licht Store, or Sherwin Williams store in the Chicagoland area, pick any color you want- you can even pick two colors if you wish!!  (If you select the whites from BEHR- we may not be able to match it 100%)

Larger jobs may come with a free color consult!

So, can I paint MY cherry cabinets?

Before the details of how we paint your cabinets, there are several questions you have to be able to honestly answer to know if painting your cherry cabinets is a good solution for you.

  • Is there anything wrong with the cabinets you have? Is there any damage? Are there any broken doors? Do they have water damage? If you are saying no to any of these then so far you are on your way to painting your cherry cabinets!
  • Do you like the look of a painted cabinet? Some people, my father being one of them, cringes at the sound of painting wood. If you are not sure then take a few hours and go to a home improvement store like Home Depot or Menards to look and touch. Ask yourself if you can see yourself with painted kitchen cabinets.
  • If you are still feeling good about the idea then it is time for the next step!
before cherry cabinets painting
Original stained cherry cabinets
Painted cherry cabinets painted green

Things to Consider Before Painting Your Cherry Cabinets

There are a few things you need to be aware of if you have never had a kitchen or any cabinets that are painted. Painted cabinets are not like stained wood cabinets. I know you are here because you want to know about cherry cabinets, however, if your cabinets are pine-stained cherry color, this is not for you. Pine cabinets are not good candidates for paint. But you have solid Cherry! Stained cherry cabinets have a finish that has penetrated the wood fibers themselves to bond into the wood. Paint on a cabinet is given a bonding primer to stick to the surface of the cabinet. Then the paint is put on top of the primer. This is the same in a new factory cabinet or a refinished one like you are thinking about now.

Keep in mind, at the end of the day this is paint. It is a hard shell, it will resist stains, it will be washable, it will look impressive. Paint on wood can chip upon impact and wood doors will not allow you to place wet towels or rags on them and not become damaged.  I have to give you that bit of informaton up front so you know.

I have painted my cabinets in my home, people are doing it every day, and I believe it a great way to not just improve the look of your kitchen but change how you feel about the most important room in your home.

It Worked For These People, And It Will Work For You

Here is our latest google review about our cabinet painting!

Thanks to the Dfranco team for transforming our kitchen into a new and fresh look. Anthony’s attention to detail on the cabinets and doors was outstanding. Dave and Chad made sure that the job was done on a very timely basis. Thanks again to all of you.

Response from the owner16 hours ago

Hey John! Thank you for choosing Dfranco Painting and Wallpaper for your kitchen transformation project. We’re thrilled to hear that Anthony’s attention to detail stood out and that Dave and Chad ensured the job was completed in a timely manner. We appreciate your kind words and are glad you’re happy with the new and fresh look!


Here is a Video testimonial from a great customer in Elgin, IL about painting cherry cabinets:

cabinet painting video testimonial

What are you getting when you paint cherry cabinets?

When you hire D’franco Painting & Wallpaper, you’ll have the peace of mind of …

  • Having vetted workers of D’franco Painting & Wallpaper in your home that you can trust
  • We carry workman’s comp and liability insurance.
  • We have a system and process that has is used, always evaluated to improve and refine. And for over 15 years we still attend training annually to make sure we provide the best products for your home.
  • Lifetime Warranty on our work.
  • We use quality materials from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. Their time-tested and award-winning finishes will last and meet the demands of the most used room in your house.

It’s Decision Time

You have a choice to make: Keep looking at your cabinets and wonder what if…or worse, do nothing at all. You know where that will lead (to another web search on cherry cabinets, frustrated about the look and feel of your kitchen). Is that really where you want to go? Take a new action, and get a new result. Finally, get that estimate and transform your kitchen – Love the home you live in! Which do you really want for yourself? So here are your next steps: Call or text us

  • We will ask you for pictures of your kitchen
  • We will give you a cost to paint your cherry cabinets within $100-$200. It includes removing hardware, cleaning, painting the outside of the boxes and both sides of the doors. If the numbers look like you want more information we will make an appointment with you. We will come to your house with a door sample that you can touch and see. We will inspect everything and then give you an accurate quote of the exact cost
  • Receive a detailed description of how our process works and give you videos to show you of us in action.
  • You receive a list of products we use
  • You may qualify for a free color consult!
  • You’ll have a lifetime warranty.

So, you have asked the question “should I paint my cherry cabinets?”, and you have read the answers, now you are ready to take action and get a GET AN ESTIMATE today!

We look forward to helping you love the home you live in!

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