Xpost - Cabinet Paint Finish - Am I asking too much?
I posted this on the Kitchens and Paint forums, but thought I would try here also for some feedback from cabinetry experts ...
Really, I don't know if I am being unreasonable but I am not happy with the paint finish on my cabs.
They originally installed the doors/drawer fronts on Jan 10, but I sent them back for the same issues that you see here.
They were supposed to have corrected these issues (along with a list of others), and came today to re-install the doors and drawers fronts.
Where the frame meets the inset panel, the paint is cracking (in the photo it almost looks like dirt in the crevice,but it's the paint). Also the joints/seems are visible.
The cabinet guy said he used to caulk and then paint, but he found that after some time had passed, the caulking would crack so he no longer does this. He said if I wanted him to caulk, he would, but he would not be responsible or pick up the cost to fix if the caulking cracked in the future.
So now I am left with accepting the doors as is, or taking a chance and have him caulk and repaint.(I am not sure what type of caulking he uses, but there has got to be another option.)
I used the cabinet guy offered by my GC and as you may have read in my other posts, I have been so disappointed in his workmanship.
Granted, I can't see all of your beautiful white painted cabs upclose, but I am guessing yours don't look like this???
I have been without a kitchen for 9 mos due to ridiculous delays like this. You'd think that I would just accept anything at this point, but it is making more even more insistent that they get it right!
What suggestions do you have? You all have been a great source of advice and encouragement!