Finishing & Painting
Get the color YOU want in your kitchen. You don't need to settle for one of only a few options!
At Scherr's when it comes to finishing options, we offer wider variety of options than most cabinet shops. That's because we are truly a custom cabinet shop. If you do not see a color, stain, or finishing option that you prefer, it never hurts to call us up and ask if it's possible! We can't do everything, but we can honor some unique requests. We'd love to hear from you either way.
Unfinished (Ready to be Finished)
Receive your doors and/or cabinets unfinished (ready to be finished.) This option gives you the freedom to either stain/paint them yourself or have a third party professional do the finishing for you. We do not recommend leaving your doors and/or cabinets unfinished! If you order unfinished doors and/or cabinets be prepared to store them properly and have a plan ready to have them finished quickly. Lead time for unfinished projects is typically significantly shorter than painted/finished projects.
Paint-Grade doors are typically made from either Poplar or Soft Maple and their panels made from MDF. Paint-Grade cabinet components are typically made from Maple Plywood, Birch Plywood, and/or MDF (depending on the application/component.) Fillers, Molding, and specialty products are typically made from Poplar or Soft Maple.
Our clear finish starts with a vinyl sealer, gets sanded smooth, then finished with a pre-catalyzed acrylic conversion varnish. The result is a highly durable, non-yellowing finish that really brings out the beauty of the wood beneath. Our clear finish comes standard in a satin sheen.
Staining is available for some wood types and with certain Sherwin Williams products. There are some woods that we will not stain (i.e. Maple, Birch, Cherry, and Pine.) If you have any questions, please give us a call!
Primed Only (Not Painted)
Receive your doors and/or cabinets primed (ready to be painted.) Components will receive two coats of primer/surfacer, sanded between coats. Standard primer/surfacer is white, although non-white primer is available. This option is good if you intend to paint the components yourself and/or will have a third party professional do the painting. This is also a good idea if there will be an indefinite/unknown amount of time between receiving your components and their being painted. Priming your doors and cabinet components helps to protect them from some environmental factors. A person should still always exercise caution to store doors and/or cabinet components properly in order to protect them from environmental damage (i.e. humidity, moisture, light, temperature, etc.)
Extra White or Dover White
Go the classic route and let us paint your cabinets one of our two beautiful standard white options. We use top-of-the-line conversion varnish that sprays on beautifully, cures incredibly hard, and stays durable.
Our cabinet shop keeps two white paints on-hand, they are Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006 and Dover White 6385. The whites are both shown in the image to the left (Extra White on the left and Dover White on the right.) Extra White is considered a pure white and Dover White is a warm white.
These two specific paints are offered at a lower cost per sq/ft than custom colors are.
Let us paint your doors and/or cabinets for you. We use top-of-the-line conversion varnish that sprays on beautifully, cures incredibly hard, and stays durable. We use Sherwin Williams paint exclusively. Please visit their website to find the color you're looking for, or go to a Sherwin Williams store near you.
Dark and/or vibrant paints will cost more per sq/ft than light paints.
If you need to match a paint, we need to have a chip or sample piece sent to us in order to run a match. Do not attempt to find a match on your own. A proper match must be formulated specifically for our paint system. Talk to one of our salespeople for more information.