Paint problems on new kitchen cabinets?

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Anonymous asked 7 years ago

We had new oak kitchen cabinets made and installed by a professional cabinet maker. They were spray painted creme colour. In the past month, we have noticed that the paint on the edge of the cupboards’ doors and drawers is peeling. On one of the cupboards, there is a spot where the paint peeled off.

We had the person who made the cupboards come and see. He said area on drawer was most likely caused by us hitting it with something or with a fingernail and said the problems with the paint peeling on ledge of doors near handles, may be caused by him not sanding enough. He did some touch up painting which is noticeable.

Today, I noticed several raised spots on the cabinets doors and drawers. They are very small- size of a straight pin needle and feels sharp like sand upon touching. Some of them look as if the paint will peel off… This is what happened on the previous drawer which the cabinet maker blamed us for. I indicated to the cabinet maker that we were away for 2 months in the summer time camping at the lake therefore coming occasionally to the home, 2 months in the fall for medical reasons and away off and on for more medical appointments this winter therefore not home that much to cause damage to the cupboards. The house is well heated during our absences.

What could be the caused in your opinion of the above mentioned problems? How can the problem be solved? What do you recommend? Remodeling our kitchen with new cabinets was very costly. The cabinet maker did a very good job with the layout and the kitchen looks extremely nice. Yet it will not look nice for very long if the problem persists. I had visited some kitchens he made before hiring him. Everyone seemed very pleased with his work. I’ve called some of them that have similar cabinets and same colour and they do not have the problems we are encountering with ours.Thank you for your help.

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