We first came across Paint Core at a Toronto Home Show in 2013. After spending considerable time investigating the cost and process involved in first replacing our existing kitchen cabinets and then refacing them, we were left overwhelmed with both cost and time to complete the projects. We attended another Home Show in 2014 and came across Paint Core a second time. This time, we saw that they had the endorsement of Drew and Jonathan Scott - the Property Brothers. So, being big fans, we decided to call Paint Core out to give us a quote.
Omar came out (at a time convenient to us!), and brought some sample colours based on pictures we had sent him. His colour suggestions were exactly what we had envisioned. We had two main concerns about painting. One was alleviated with his colour recommendation. The other, which in all honesty we took a leap of faith, was how the finished product was going to look as we were painting oak cupboards with a prominent grain. He said, "Trust me. They are going to look fantastic." And they do!
The process couldn't have been easier. Nick came one day and removed all the cabinet doors and drawers. The only thing we had to do was empty the drawers (NOT THE CABINETS!). He also removed all the hinges and existing cabinet hardware. Omar and Farooq came back in two-weeks time and sanded and sprayed all the boxes and exposed oak fronts that couldn't be taken into the shop to be sprayed. They sealed everything completely! There was absolutely no overspray anywhere. The next day, Nick came back to install our newly sprayed doors and drawers and our new hardware ... and our 25 year old honey oak kitchen was immediately transformed into the 21st century. It looks fantastic!
One of the things we found out immediately is how easy the spray finish is to keep clean! We went with a Cloud White finish and greasy finger prints and food marks wipe clean away.
In summary, we would most definitely recommend Paint Core Finishes to anyone looking for a cost effective, hassle free and
equally beautiful alternative to replacing or refacing your kitchen cabinet. We already had our backsplash and countertop in place, but even if you are changing those, you still can't beat a Paint Core finish. They deliver on their promises and when Omar says, "Trust me.", you most certainly can!
We went from thinking we needed a full kitchen remodel to loving our kitchen just as we did the day we moved in. Thank you Omar, Farooq, Nick and Paint Core Finishes!