Are your kitchen cabinets looking a little worse for wear? Are you considering a fresh coat of paint or a beautiful stain to breathe new life into them? Before you embark on this exciting home improvement project, it’s essential to start with a clean slate. Cleaning and degreasing your cabinets is a crucial first step that can make or break the success of your painting or staining project. We’ll walk you through the essential steps and tips to ensure your cabinets are ready for their stunning transformation.

Why Clean and Degrease?

Over time, kitchen cabinets can accumulate a layer of grease, dirt, and grime, which can significantly affect the adhesion and finish of your paint or stain. A thorough cleaning and degreasing process will not only improve the final result but also promote a healthier and more hygienic living environment in your kitchen.

Here are the steps we follow: 

  1. Apply plastic to all entry areas to prevent the spread of dust
  2. Clean wood with TSP cleaner/degreaser
  3. Thoroughly sand – but not strip
  4. Wipe clean
  5. Apply four (4) coats of paint (one Stix primer and three Benjamin Moore Advance paint) or if staining (one full coat of stain and three coats of polyurethane)


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In the world of home improvement, the saying “a good beginning makes a good ending” couldn’t be more accurate. When it comes to rejuvenating your kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint or a stunning stain, the critical first step of cleaning and degreasing cannot be emphasized enough. By taking the time to remove the layers of dirt and grime that have accumulated over time, you’re not only ensuring a smoother and more professional-looking finish, but you’re also investing in the longevity of your cabinetry.

However, we understand that tackling such a project can be a daunting task, especially for those with busy schedules or limited DIY experience. This is where professionals like J&S Painting Plus come in. With a team of experts who specialize in cabinet painting and staining, we can handle all the steps, from cleaning and prepping to the final touches, saving you time, effort, and potential headaches.

We have the knowledge, experience, and high-quality materials to ensure that your kitchen cabinets are not only thoroughly cleaned and degreased but also beautifully transformed. Plus, by entrusting your project to professionals, you’ll have more time to focus on what matters most to you.

Contact us to get a free quote today!