Project Description

Mark asked for a quote back in September of 2018 to get his cabinets painted.  He had some alterations to make to his cabinets so he wanted to wait on the cabinet painting until January of 2019.  He ended up installing a new oven hood and a new pantry area with a place for a new microwave. His cabinets were about 20 years old and he considered replacing them but decided instead to make these alterations and contracted us to be his cabinet painter.  Not only did he save a ton of money but the cabinets look gorgeous after the painting.  We were really proud of this job.

Color Selections

He and his wife chose to accent their kitchen island with a color called Chelsea Grey from Benjamin Moore.  Accenting islands is a great way to pull colors out of counter tops or back splashes.  The Chelsea Grey was the perfect color for this situation.  For the main cabinet boxes we painted them with White Dove from Benjamin Moore.  Its by far the most common white because it works really well with both shades of grey or shades of brown.

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Project Challenges

During the process of applying the final coat of paint we had some micro bubbling in the film.  This often times is caused from a heavy application of paint.  If the film thickness is too thick the process of off gassing gets caught in the film creating a tiny bubble.  Benjamin Moore Advance needs to be applied fairly thin on the final coat to avoid this. 

The solution is pretty simple; after the coating has dried sand with fine and extra fine sand paper, tack clothe and apply another coat with the correct mil thickness.  Since two coats were applied we extended the dry time a bit before final coating the remaining items.  I explained the situation to Mark and he was happy we were focused on the quality of the job and was patient with us as we finished his cabinets.

Marks Review


Conor is a first-class professional. He and his team are reliable, respectful, and care deeply about their craft. I wholeheartedly recommend O’Keefe … you won’t be sorry you hired them as well.


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