Cabinet & Furniture Painting | Custom Finishes | Pigment in C'ville – Pigment: The Paint Workshop

1144 E. Market St., Charlottesville | 434-296-0900

Furniture & Decor

Pigment's Furniture Process

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 any furniture in your home or even on your patio. 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.


We Paint

Raw wood Polyurethane Laminate Powder-coating Veneer
Stained wood Formica Baked-on enamel Metal And much more…
Brief overview: A few notes:
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!
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


Dust your piece at least once a week Regularly dust your piece to help maintain the luster of your painted furniture Need touch up paint? We’ve got you covered! Give us a call
Do not use any abrasive cleaners on your piece Be sure not to leave water spots on the surface, as they'll dry and could leave permanent marks Make sure to give care and uniformed treatment to your piece to help prevent damage
Avoid using glass cleaning compounds and hard instruments Anything placed directly on the furniture with a chemical compound can compromise the finish Pack adequately and protectively for transport and shipping
A thorough dusting helps keep painted furniture of all types clean Use coasters or trivets when placing wet or hot objects on the surfaces of painted furniture Use pieces of furniture only for their designed purpose
Use a slightly damp, cotton cloth to remove stubborn dust Hot items, such as irons or coffee mugs can literally melt a finish away Waxing need only occur infrequently because the wax itself is not readily removed and it does not degrade chemically
Try to use mild, eco-friendly products whenever possible Water from spills and condensation from vases or cold drink glasses can damage and deface coatings through "blooming," an effect that makes transparent coatings white or milky
Do not use anything that is solvent based Wipe up spills immediately
Dust can be removed with the careful wipe of a warm, damp, cotton cloth Be careful about what you place on your furniture
Oily dirt or waxy residue can be removed with a mild detergent such as Dr. Bronner’s, Mrs. Meyer’s or white vinegar/water mixture Fingernail polish and remover, perfumes and alcoholic drinks can behave as paint and varnish removers
Loose dust on the surface can be removed with a dry, lint-free cloth, gently rubbed over the surface Mineral spirits, paint thinner and naphtha will dull the luster of the paint and sometimes even act as a paint remover
Uneven areas can be dusted with a clean, natural bristle paint or artist's brush Waxing “chalk paint” too often can result in a built-up, clouded surface
Blot spilled liquids, rather than wiping, the area to prevent spreading the liquid