The Solution for Kitchen Cabinet Paint Problems like Peeling, Cracking and Bubbling

Kitchen cabinet paint problems like chipping, peeling, water damage, and cracks can make your entire room look unsightly and old. Before you can find solutions for these problems however, you need to find out what caused them, just in case there are other underlying issues such as a water leak or mould that need to be resolved. Here are some of the most common causes of paint problems on your cabinets and how you can find effective solutions.


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What Causes Peeling Paint on Your Cabinets


Dirty Painting Surface


One of the most common causes of peeling, bubbling, or cracking paint is that the surface was not properly prepared by cleaning, sanding and removing grease and dust before painting. Dust, dirt and grime collect on walls, ceilings, and cabinets over time and fresh paint will have a difficult time sticking to the surface if it is clogged with loose particles. Painting over dirt like this will show up under the paint and lead to a messy job.


Wet Surface


Paint cannot stick to wet surfaces. If there is excess moisture on your cabinets from humidity in the environment or from leaks and/or plumbing problems, water-filled bubbles can form in the paint. This issue is often found in damp areas like the bathroom and kitchen, where condensation quickly forms and presents itself on surfaces.


Forgetting to Sand and Prime


Sanding and priming are two important steps before painting kitchen cabinets. Any imperfections, dirt, and visible grains need to be smoothed out, so the paint appears vibrant and uniform across the entire surface. Primer is also an important step. It covers up any minor imperfections and creates a smooth surface that paint can easily adhere to. It also makes your paint project last much longer!


Solve Kitchen Cabinet Paint Problems with Professional Repainting


If you are wondering why your cabinet paint is showing imperfections like bubbling, cracks, and peels, it may be caused by water damage, wear and tear, or an improper original paint job. The good news is that this problem can be fixed. At Booth7, our professionals can remove your cabinets and take them to our facility to be repainted the right way. We will do a thorough job from start to finish, including removing hardware, cleaning, sanding, priming, painting and reinstalling the cabinets. Even better, we use low VOC paints and we do all the work in our facility, so you can continue to use your kitchen while we take care of the painting. You won’t notice any lingering paint fumes either!


Booth7’s other services include free in-home colour & design consultation, competitive pricing, and offers custom designs that suit you. We handle all the details of your project from start to finish, so you can trust you are in good hands! To get started on your home renovation or any painting project, call Booth7 today! Fill out our online form or contact us to repaint your kitchen cabinets at



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Mike is a co-owner and Managing Partner in Booth7 – Painting Solutions and brings a strong dedication to superior customer service, organized production, quality control, and a family culture into the existing environment at Booth7.

As a “hands-on” manager, Mike enjoys working closely with both clients and employees and is available to both 7 days/week for any request.

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