If you’re planning a cabinet painting project for your kitchen, bathroom, or other storage cabinets for your HOA property or home interior, choosing a finish is an important step. Trico Painting is proud to offer a range of cabinet finishes, including cabinet staining.

What is Cabinet Staining?

A stained cabinet finish is achieved by applying a semi-transparent color stain over cabinet surfaces. Unlike painting, stains are not opaque, you will be able to see the wood surface, including its color and grain, through the stain you select.

Should I Paint or Stain Cabinets?

The good news is, both paint and stains look beautiful on interior cabinetry, but it can be hard to choose between two great options. Paint is ideal if you want a modern look. While paint can show some dirt, it hides dust well. Paint lasts for a good 10 years or more when properly applied. It can also be more moisture-resistant than some stains. But staining has advantages all its own, including:

  • A Classic, Antique Look: Even if your cabinets were recently built and installed, staining gives them a timeless look.
  • Lets the Character of the Wood Shine Through: Seeing the grains, lines, and uniqueness in the wood is a definite advantage.
  • A Variety of Color Options: Though your choices are not as infinite as with paint colors, staining still has plenty of options to fit both lighter and darker woods.
  • Long-Lasting: Stains tend to last 2-3x as long as painted cabinet finishes alone.
  • Durable: Stains are more difficult to crack, and are washable.

There’s no wrong answer: painting can be a great fit for your cabinets, and can be finished for extra protection. However, staining is always a good choice if you’re going for a classic, inviting feel.

What Other Options Do I Have?

If glaze finishes don’t seem like the best fit for your kitchen, bathroom, or storage cabinets, don’t worry! You have a lot of options when it comes to cabinet finishing and repainting.

Along with glaze finishes, Trico Painting offers:

  • Antique
  • Glaze
  • Acrylic (Modified Alkyd Enamel) Paint Finish
    • Satin
    • Semi-gloss
  • Benjamin Moore Advance
  • Clear Coat Finishes & Stains

What Can I Expect from My Cabinet Finishing Project?

If you’ve noticed wear and tear has damaged your cabinets, or if they just look tired and dated, cabinet refinishing can take things up a notch.

It can give you a kitchen, bathroom or storage room that looks brand new without cabinet rebuilds that could come with a hefty price tag. There’s no need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on rebuilds and total overhauls. Paint and finishes are a powerful thing!

Here’s what you can expect when you call Trico for cabinet finishing:

  1. Your Vision: We’ll talk about the look you want your home or HOA property cabinets to look, and the impact you want them to have as a feature of the room.
  2. Your Budget and Timeline: We’ll get clear on the budget and timeline for your cabinet painting project. No unpleasant surprises; just transparency and integrity.
  3. Professional-Grade Products: Your cabinets will be painted, primed, finished, and refinished with professional-grade products that are designed for beauty, toughness, and longevity.
  4. Surface Care and Preparation: We are passionate about the natural beauty and strength of cabinets we paint, stain and refinish. So we are committed to surface care, repair, and preparation. We will make sure cabinets, including doors and drawers, are smooth, sturdy, and ready to receive paint.
  5. Priming: Primers add to the smooth results everyone wants from any painting work done on their property.
  6. Paints and Stains: After primers are applied, it’s time for paints or stains to go on your cabinets. If you’re not sure which to choose, we can recommend a paint or finish that enhances your surface and its character.
  7. Drying: Proper drying is critical to getting great results from cabinet painting. We’ll be sure paint dries completely before reinstalling cabinets so they look as fantastic as possible.
  8. Reinstallation: Once cabinets are dried, it’s time to reinstall doors, drawers, and fixtures so you can get back to enjoying your kitchen, bathroom or property storage.

If you like the look of stained cabinets and you’ve been wanting to upgrade your home or HOA cabinetry, we’re ready to get to work. We can help you dream big for any home interior painting projects you want to tackle. Contact us for your cabinet finishing estimate to get started today!