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Cascadia employees are instructed to care for your space with respect and care. We realize the impact it has on your life having painters work on your property. To ensure that no mistakes are made, Cascadia follows a specific process when performing cabinet finishing:
CASCADIA CABINET FINISHING
- Proprietary, state-of-the-art products designed to work on cabinets.
- Cleaning solution developed to remove oil surface contaminants such as oils, grease, waxes, and dirt.
- Proprietary sealer designed to neutralize acidic conditions that can cause discoloring over time.
- Cabinet primer is used to block tannins, stains and prevent any bleed through.
- Custom color is made of a polyurethane blend resulting in strong adhesion that resists chips or peeling.
- Maintenance of their original color, No yellowing due to lack of light or poor ventilation
- No unpleasant odors due to the release of VOC substances
- Resistance to cleaning products
- Superior Abrasion resistance according to UNI
- Superior Scratch resistance according to UNI
- Clean the cabinets: A non-toxic, chemical cleaning process is followed to
remove oils, grease, waxes, grime and old finishes.
- Prep and seal: Neutralizes the PH level of the wood, which is important to
ensure proper adhesion and bonding.
- Primer applied: Designed for cabinets to block tannins, stains and prevent
- Custom color applied: Several coats applied similarly to the process used
with factory-finished colored cabinets for high durability.
Competitions Cabinet Painting
- Products used by painters are typically not designed for cabinets.
- Leaves a waxy build-up, which can cause problems with paint adhering to the wood.
- Some painters use wall primer rather than cabinet primer, such as the primer used by Cascadia which is formulated specifically for cabinets.
- The most common paint used by painters is a latex paint that is designed to be used on walls, not cabinets. These types of products don’t adhere well to cabinets and do not offer the same durability that Cascadia’s products provide.
- Painters often paint cabinets with a paintbrush, which can leave brush marks and an uneven finish.
- Typically, no top coat is applied and the paint on the cabinets is left vulnerable to scratches, smudges, chips, and peeling. This also leaves your cabinets looking like they’ve been painted, rather than the factory-like finish that Cascadia provides.
- Cabinets are left to air-dry, which can be a real problem in high-humidity climates or rooms, such as bathrooms. This leaves your new paint finish susceptible to dust particles, smudges, dripping and fingerprints.
- Process varies from painter to painter:
- May clean the cabinets
- Rarely seals the cabinets
- If the primer is used it is likely wall primer, which doesn’t provide the same durability as Cascadia’s cabinet primer
- A top coat is usually not applied, leaving your cabinets prone to future damage.
- Paint can take days to dry.