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Refinished kitchen cabinets in Delafield home

Cabinet Refinishing & Painting

Professional contractors for cabinetry and architectural wood

We specialize in renewing all types of cabinetry and millwork, even oak. Update your kitchen without the cost of remodeling, and get the cabinetry of your dreams without the custom cabinet price tag.

Based in Delafield, Empire Painting is highly sought-after throughout Lake Country, Waukesha County and the greater Milwaukee area for our unparalleled refinishing services on cabinets and all types of interior woodwork. Specialty finishing such as glazing is also available.

We take pride in doing exceptional work and providing exemplary customer service. We have a growing list of glowing reviews on Google and have earned a 5-star rating on Angie’s list, as well as a 2017 and 2018 Super Service Award.

Millwork we paint / refinish:

  • painting and refinishing cabinets and drawersCabinets & drawers
  • painting and refinishing built-in shelving and cabinets Built-ins
  • painting and refinishing cove and crown molding Cove and crown molding
  • painting and refinishing wainscoting Wainscoting
  • painting and refinishing beadboard Beadboard
  • painting and refinishing board and batten wall paneling Wall paneling (board and batten)
  • painting and refinishing ceiling beams Ceiling beams
  • painting and refinishing columns Columns
  • painting and refinishing doors, trim and window sills Doors, trim, window sills
  • painting and refinishing stairs and railings Stairs & railings
  • painting and refinishing fireplace mantles Mantles
  • painting and refinishing baseboards Baseboards


Cabinet refinishing and painting service in Delafield Wisconsin

Delafield’s most valued cabinet refinishing company

When you schedule a cost estimate with Empire Painting, we will personally visit your home to evaluate the work and provide a free quote. Empire's owner Dan Brooks personally reviews all estimates for pricing transparency, clarity, and consistency.

Empire Painting does not require down payments. Check or cash payment is required upon satisfactory completion. Home financing available upon approval through EnerBank USA.

For cabinetry, Empire only uses Benjamin Moore INSL-X Cabinet Coat.  And because we understand how important it is to choose just the right color, we offer free consultations with an independent color consultant and interior designer. If the exact color you want isn’t available, we can create custom blends to give your cabinets and millwork the exact look you had in mind (painting cabinetry black is discouraged).

Our full-time, in-house team of experienced painters work with us year-round. They’re all uniformed, respectful of you and your home, and held to the highest standards of workmanship.


Our Cabinet & Wood Finishing Process Step-by-Step

The entire process typically requires two to three consecutive working days on-site for cabinet box prep and finishing. Doors and drawer faces are returned approximately 10 business days later. The more time cabinets have to dry (cure), the better.

painting contractor preparing to paint cabinetry

Step 1: Prepare the area.

We assess the wood grain and condition. We cover floors, mask appliances and drape the kitchen to enclose the work area and contain sanding dust. We remove cabinet doors and drawer faces, labeling each for proper placement, wrap in packing blankets for protection, and transport to Empire's workshop in Delafield.

painting contractor caulking cabinetry seams

Step 2: Prime, caulk and putty as needed.

Before priming, we’ll do a light sanding to ensure good adhesion of the primer. On oak cabinets, we’ll back-brush the primer instead of spraying to help infill the porous wood grain. We use a shellac bonding primer to ensure a strong bond to the existing coating and to help block stains. Oak cabinetry gets a coat of Aquaclear grain filler.

After priming, we caulk all seams with a 55-year rating elastomeric caulk. Surface imperfections and nail holes are filled as needed with spackle and sanded smooth. We will putty hardware placement holes if requested.

painting contractor applying finishing coat to kitchen cabinets

Step 3: Apply finish coat and remove all masking and floor covering.

Doors and drawer fronts are finished off-site at our Delafield workshop. This process takes five to seven days.

Once finished, door/drawer fronts are carefully wrapped in furniture packing blankets, delivered, and reinstalled.

Finally, Empire performs touch-ups as needed to both the cabinet boxes and the doors/drawer fronts.

Benjamin Moore Cabinet Coat paint

About our finish coats

We apply two spray coats of Benjamin Moore Cabinet Coat INSL-X with a pass of sanding between coats to the exterior of cabinet boxes, doors, and drawer faces. Kitchens will be ventilated properly during the cabinet box spray duration.

Contact Empire Painting online to request a free, on-site quote, or call us at 262-303-6472.

Our Wisconsin service area

Waukesha County Delafield Waukesha Oconomowoc Pewaukee Brookfield Elm Grove
Menomonee Falls New Berlin Muskego Big Bend Mukwonago North Lake Eagle
Genesee Depot North Prairie Wales Dousman Hartland Sussex Merton
Nashotah Okauchee Lake Lac La Belle Chenequa Jefferson County Ixonia Sullivan
Palmyra Johnson Creek Watertown Lake Mills Milwaukee County Milwaukee Shorewood
Whitefish Bay Fox Point Glendale Wauwatosa West Allis Greenfield Franklin