Our professional finishing shop, located a half of a mile east of the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, includes over 2500 square feet of work space and houses a fully-enclosed professional spray booth, dedicated prep room, and artistic finishes studio.

We specialize in cabinet re-paints for kitchens, bath, and more. From finishing solid wood to laminate and previously painted surfaces to new builds: we provide a custom approach in our painting process to refresh your space. We use sophisticated finishing products to increase durability, add to your property value and lower environmental impact.

Cabinet finishes range from ‘chalk finish’ matte to high gloss ‘lacquer’. We also offer custom artistic finishes, such as: glaze, antiqued/distressed, strié/dragged brush, faux bois, wash effects, and many more!

Contact us for a free cabinet painting estimate or to request a custom sample (for a fee).

Our Process

The first step to refinishing your kitchen or bathroom cabinets begins with a free estimate. Please contact us or fill out our easy estimate request form here.

Once we receive your inquiry we will either schedule a time to visit your home and discuss the project in person or we will ask for pictures of the cabinets. We will get back to you in a few days with an estimate and an overview of our approach to your specific project. This includes: custom color selection, recommended materials, and an estimate of how long everything will take. From there we can create samples, if desired. And we can discuss your scheduling needs.

We will send our experienced and conscientious team to your home to begin prepping and the removal of the doors and drawer fronts, which we will professionally finish in our paint shop.  Our team is committed to your comfort and to showing the utmost respect for your home and property. We focus on efficiency, courtesy, minimal disruption, and of course a premium finish.

Once our team has completed prep and priming, they will move on to painting the cabinets in place. We use low-odor, low to no V.O.C. acrylic finishing products.  If a project requires a specialty paint or other finish, we will discuss everything from application to dry times with you as well as provide any required samples.


Our Shop

With over 2500 square feet of workspace as well as a fully-enclosed, down-draft spray booth, our finishing shop is able to provide premium, specialty finishes. From ultra-matte chalk paint to high gloss lacquer effects, our team is equipped to provide individualized, professional finishes to both new cabinets as well as previously finished cabinets. Our dedicated prep room contains dust and filters contaminants from the air. Because our shop is climate controlled we are able to speed initial dry times and regulate longer cure times. This means we can work quickly and efficiently without compromising the performance of the material.

By finishing the majority of the components in our shop, the disruption to your lifestyle will be minimized and we are able to achieve optimum performance from the finishing products themselves.


Our Team

Pigment is made of a shop crew and a field crew. Our shop crew is headed by our lead painter, with over 20 years of experience he overseas all aspects of shop work as well as applies all finish coats. He communicates directly with the project supervisor and will be in touch with a client directly (via client’s preferred method: text, email, phone, in person), if requested.  Our field crew is typically comprised of two painters, depending on the scope of the project- a larger or smaller team can be requested. For each project we have a designated supervisor who is the main point of contact throughout. Additionally, Pigment offers an on-staff designer and artist who is available for both color consultation and artistic finishing. Finally, we have an office manager who handles payments – we accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. Because Pigment has a brick and mortar location in the City of Charlottesville (in Albemarle County, Virginia) we are able to optimize our interpersonal interactions and evaluate projects in person, in real time. Each project is unique, with its own set of challenges and requirements. Our team meets regularly to discuss our approach at every step of the way giving our clients peace of mind, knowing that we are giving their project the attention and care it deserves.


Our Finishes

Every project is unique and we utilize our many years of experience as well as cutting edge advances in product technology and tools to provide the best finish possible. We consider durability and consistency as essential components to the success of any painting project. We also believe that repainting and refinishing should enhance your quality of life and provide joy and satisfaction on a daily basis!

Area designers, architects, builders, and homeowners collaborate with Pigment because of our proven ability to provide premium finishes. From faux finishes such as marble, strié, aged/distressed effects, and more: our clients know that we can deliver a design-forward, artistic look as well as honor timeless aesthetics in both application and color. We recommend a customized sample for specialty finishes, which we are happy to provide for a separate fee or include in the initial estimate.

We can paint:

  • Raw wood

  • Stained wood

  • Polyurethane

  • Formica

  • Laminate

  • Baked-on enamel

  • Powder-coating

  • Metal

  • Veneer

  • And much more…

Brief Overview:

  1. Free estimate requested

  2. Photos and/or site visit

  3. Estimate provided

  4. Project scheduled

  5. Color and product selection made

  6. Team begins prep and delivers doors and drawers to shop

  7. On-site team preps, primes, and paints

  8. Shop team preps, primes, and paints

  9. Doors and drawers installed

  10. Final walk-through

  11. Enjoy your new cabinets!


A few notes:

  • Estimates are provided at no cost

  • We use low odor/low VOC products whenever possible

  • Samples are custom-made and provided for a fee

  • We offer individualized color consultation

  • Please review our warranty