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D'franco Painting & Wallpaper – Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, Chicagoland

Do you have cherry cabinets?  Do you hate the look or feel of them?  Have you ever thought about painting over those cherry cabinets?

If you are like most of our customers, the kitchen is the number one place for you and your family to hang out. Like most of our customers, the kitchen gets the most attention. This attention is from you, your family, and friends when they come over. But like so many people the thought of replacing and remodeling the kitchen is too overwhelming. Not anymore.

If you have seen other posts and YouTube videos we have posted, you will see how we are transforming kitchens, changing how you feel about your home, loving your home again.

If you are buying a home the kitchen is the number one place people consider when buying a home.

Step by Step Process for Painting Over Cherry Cabinets:

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This is the latest project we started:

Painting Cherry Cabinets

If you don’t like the color or the feel of the kitchen we can help you make a change for the better.

Painting over cherry cabinets is a relatively painful process and we guide you all the way through it. I’ve painted the wooden cabinets in my own home so I know stressful how it sounds. For the past 10+ years, we have refined our process, found the best materials and have the needed experience to make this remodeling easy for you.

1. Prep Work

We start with the prep work covering floors and countertops.

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Cherry Prep Before Painting

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Protecting Counter Before Painting Cabinets

2. Clean Everything! Prime. Paint.

We use TSP, sandpaper, degreaser and denatured alcohol. We primed all the boxes with 2 coats of bonding primer. Once dry, they are painted with two coats of cabinet grade paint.

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Cherry Cabinets Being Painted White

3. Remove Doors. Clean. Prime. Paint.

All the doors are taken off site and we repeat the same process of cleaning them, sanding them degreasing- denatured alcohol.

Once all the doors are painted we load them up and bring them back to your home.

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Cherry Cabinets Finished

There you have it a brand new kitchen! Check out this video!

Call us at (847) 553-1726 with your questions and schedule an estimate on painting your kitchen cabinets! We are here to help you love the house you live in.


  1. sam on November 8, 2018 at 9:51 am

    What primer did you use? You sanded the cabinets with what number grit sand paper? by hand or electric sander? cherry cabinets grain is so fine i am afraid to damage it.

  2. Tad Woolley on January 27, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Dear D’Franco
    I live in NJ and am interested in your services on the Cherry cabinet repainting.
    I am interested in the type of paint finish you use over the existing. I have spoken to several local painters who are recommending the Ben Moore Latex pain that I am not fond of.

    Please advise,
    Many Thanks
    RT Woolley

    • david on February 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      If you are looking to have it done- call Ramsden Painting- I don’t think they are that far from you. We use ML Campbell products. If it’s not a cabinet paint – my opinion is Walk away

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