Kitchen Cabinet Make-Overs
Kaleidoscope Coast Creations loves to update kitchens. We can turn your outdated 80's oak kitchen, and other wood-based cabinetry into something that will make you fall in love with your kitchen again! Why spend tens of thousands on new cabinets and be inconvenienced by a major kitchen reno, when you can have us professionally refinish your existing cabinetry?
We use VOC free, non-toxic milk paint to give kitchen cabinets fresh, unique looks. You won't see any paint sprayers in our work shop. Everything is hand-painted to bring out the character hiding in your cabinetry in almost any colour imaginable. The waxes we use to seal the paint are museum quality, made from beeswax with a touch of carnauba wax, providing a durable finish.
IS A MILK PAINT FINISH DURABLE?
Yes, very! Milk paint cures as hard as a rock, and doesn't chip, stick or wear like latex paints. The wax finish takes 30 days to cure, but you can still use your kitchen up until that time. You just have to be a little careful. Once cured, everything can be used as normal.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
There are two parts to refinishing your kitchen; the in-house portion where we treat all the trim, and outsides of the cabinets that are attached to the wall or floor, and the in-shop portion, where we treat all the doors and drawer faces. We ask our clients to remove all the doors and drawer faces, along with hardware (hinges and knobs) so that we can work our magic on them in our home shops. We can arrange to have someone take the doors down for you if there isn't a handy-person in the house. All cupboards and drawers should be empty to protect your items and to make our work go a little faster.
DO YOU SAND EVERYTHING OR JUST APPLY PAINT?
There is a lot of sanding involved in our treatment! Everything gets washed to remove grease and other build-up, then a thorough sand is performed, usually down to bare wood to help reveal the wood grain and create a clean surface to paint. Where required, we tape off edges. A base coat of paint is applied, followed by a sealant to avoid any bleed through from the wood or other contaminants. Several thin layers of paint are applied (darker colours require 3 to 4 coats, light colours require sometimes up to 8 coats). The paint is then hand sanded to create a soft, silky feel and finally, it is all sealed with wax. This applies to both the in-house and in-shop portions.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Typically we need a full week inside your house. Turn around time on doors is about 4 weeks, depending on our current workload. We will give you an estimated completion date when you book with us. Some of our clients choose to go on vacation during the week that we are inside. We always clean up after ourselves, but we do create a noisy mess when we are inside working. With cupboards empty, it can be an inconvenience, although...could be a good excuse for eating out! : )
I HAVE A SPECIFIC COLOUR IN MIND, CAN YOU MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
There are a lot of colour possibilities available, and we are able to custom mix colours to get just the right tone for you!
CAN I SEE MORE PICTURES OF YOUR WORK?
We would like to encourage everyone who is interested in having their kitchen reimagined, to come visit our showroom. This will give you an opportunity to look at some of the colours and finishes available, as well as inspect the quality of our work. We work exclusively with milk paint for our kitchen projects, an all natural product that gives some very unique looks. As mentioned, this is not a spray-booth kind of project. We are in the process of setting up a display of doors in our store located in the Townsite Public Market.
How much does a consult cost?
Consults within the Powell River area are complimentary (from Saltery Bay to Lund). We do service the lower Sunshine Coast, from Gibsons to Egmont, and parts of North Vancouver. There will be a nominal fee to cover ferry costs. Best way to start the process is to email some pictures of your kitchen to us, and we'll take it from there.
We are able to take on a limited amount of kitchens each year, please contact us today to schedule your in-house colour and cost estimate! Call or text 604-679-9193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.