From start to finish the professionalism spoke volumes. The quote process was detailed and left nothing to chance. The removal of cabinet doors was also quick and the care for the product was obvious. The second stage of paining on site was not quick but who made Renoir rush a job. The finish was basically flawless and no over painting or mess of any kind. The placement of the doors was the icing on the cake. Total professionalism with two men who are experts in their field.

Brian

_________________________________________________

We commissioned True Blue to do a refresh on our existing kitchen cabinets. These had been showing signs of wear, possibly due to low initial quality work, and needed a refresh, but the cabinets themselves were sound. True Blue came at the appointed time to give us a quotation for the work, they made clear the options and colours, and the means by which they would be proceeding. A time was promptly arranged, the cabinet faces were removed for spray painting, and the on-site painting was done in the interim. Again, this was done at specified times, promptly and efficiently. The spray painting completed, the faces were re-installed perfectly. The final result was excellent. About 3 weeks later we noticed a possible deficiency in a couple of corners, extremely minor stuff. We contacted True Blue, sent them a photo, and they came THE NEXT DAY, to remove and respray the pieces. No questions asked, and at no cost to us. There was no attempt to blame us for the problem, there was just a good faith attempt to work out what might have gone wrong on these bits. A very small thing, but they took it very seriously. In summary, they delivered what they promised, at the time and price they promised, and undertook exemplary after-sales service. They have our highest recommendation.

Patrick

_________________________________________________

5 Stars is not just enough ! When deciding to update our kitchen I was a little hesitant to have the cabinets refinished as I did not think the end product would be close to the same quality as a new factory finish. So I decided to check out Google and see what was our there for refinishers and came across True Blue who had lots of 5 star reviews. I fired off an email with images of our kitchen and had a response in a few hours. I spoke with Okko over the phone to set up a site meeting and the moment I met him I knew this was a first class company. Okko explained the whole process in full detail and followed up with schedule reminders which made me feel very at ease. Kent and Okko are true professionals. Oh yes back to the cabinets .. They look absolutely amazing !! Thank you gents :)

Kevin

_________________________________________________

We are absolutely thrilled with the job True Blue Painting & Cabinet Refinishing did for us!!! The project was done on time, on budget, and looks fabulous!!!

Iain

_________________________________________________

From the moment they stepped into my home, I knew this was a very skilled team at work. I entrusted them with a large job and they did not disappoint. We love showing off the new kitchen now versus the old honey oak version.

Lino

_________________________________________________

What a great experience! Prompt communication, through knowledge, great work and price. When it came to finding a company to refinish our kitchen cabinetry we were really nervous - we wanted to makes sure that the final product would be 'up to our standards' and that we wouldn't be left thinking we would have been better off with a new kitchen. After contacting a couple of companies we opted to have a consult with True Blue and had a great experience with Okko - he knows his stuff, keeps it real and was great with managing expectations. We now have what feels like a brand new kitchen and couldn't be happier with the quality of work! I highly recommend True Blue Painting if great communication, precision painting and quality work with a great warranty is your thing.

Jessie

_________________________________________________

I was thrilled with the final result. It looks like a brand new kitchen. I have referred them twice already!

Sabrina

_________________________________________________

True Blue did a fantastic job of painting our kitchen cabinets to a level that our friends and family are in awe when they see how great the cabinets look. Kent took his time and was very meticulous in his work and made sure to leave the kitchen clean and his paint supplies put away so we could use our kitchen when he left for the day. I really appreciated how Okko took his time to explain the whole process and he also made sure that I was happy with my colour decision. He also was very careful to remove and replace the cabinet doors and also made any nessasary adjustments to ensure the cabinet drawers and doors were re-hung properly. Well after a week of enjoying our new kitchen I noticed that two of our drawer fronts had been scratched. I called Okko to have them repaired and I fully expected to pay for the re-paint. Okko came over and took the fronts for re-paint, within 2 days he was back and re-installed the drawer fronts which looked great. I asked how much the cost was and Okko said that there was no charge. What a nice surprise considering he came from North Vancouver to Richmond twice. If you are considering having your cabinets painted do not hesitate to use True Blue, both Kent and Okko are professionals and gentlemen who care about the job they do.

 

Cathy

_________________________________________________

We used True Blue Painting to paint a golden oak kitchen, utility room and fireplace in our rental property. The transformation is remarkable. Okko and Kent were personable, reliable and punctual. They worked with our tight turnaround schedule and did a fabulous job. I will post pictures of the kitchen as soon as the tiling is done.

Sandra

_________________________________________________

I tried contacting various companies to compare prices and True Blue not only were the first to respond, but had one of the most competitive prices which made our decision very easy. From the very beginning, they honoured the initial quote, told us what to expect in terms of the process and the timeline, and followed through as planned. They are extremely professional, punctual and the end results exceeded our expectations. Their high standards really show in the quality of their work. A well deserved 5 stars for the highly recommended True Blue Painting team of Okko and Kent; your level of professionalism can be rare to find these days. Thank you for our awesome new kitchen!

Peter

_________________________________________________

Okko and Kent should get 6 stars for the service and quality of work that they provide. There are none of the usual contractor "games" They show up on time and the work is completed to the letter of the contract. Any issues that show up are also dealt with quickly without any renegotiation of cost. They are also honest in what they can accomplish with your cabinets. I would would highly recommend this company for anyone thinking of repainting their kitchen. Too bad they don't do wood floors as well!

Dereko

_________________________________________________

Both Occto and Kent did a fantastic job converting our dark cabinets into beautiful white ones which we are proud to show off. Thanks again True Blue Painting for a job well done.

Tony

_________________________________________________

This is an amazing company! They responded to my request for information and by the end of the same day I had an estimate of the cost. They came to the house with samples and some really helpful advice based on years of experience. They went that extra mile to help me pull everything together. They get an A+ for customer service, they truly want the customer to be happy. Most important - I am absolutely delighted with the end result. The cabinets and my kitchen look amazing!

Doreen

_________________________________________________

Extremely happy with the results of our newly painted cabinets. True Blue was true to their quote, timeline and professionalism. Kent & Okko are amazing and we would not hesitate to recommend them over and over again. Our kitchen makeover has exceeded our expectations. Thank you True Blue!

Michelle

_________________________________________________

Okko and Kent are fantastic, professional, reliable. We updated our cabinets prior to selling, the kitchen looked fabulous and we could not be happier with the results. Would definitely recommend them for your kitchen cabinet painting renos.

Leslie

_________________________________________________

 

These people were highly professional and did an amazing job! I really appreciate the fine quality of their work

Judi

_________________________________________________

True Blue resurfaced my kitchen cabinets. Their workmanship is some of the best I've seen (I'm in commercial construction). The insitu painting is almost indistinguishable from the shop spray-on painting. Great customer service and follow up to correct one minor defect. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. I'd totally recommend True Blue and would work with them again if I have a new project.

Sandy

_________________________________________________

I had called three companies to get quotes to re-do my kitchen cabinets. This company responded quickly and an appointment was set up. After meeting Okko, I didn't bother following through with any other company. He was professional, explained everything, provided options, etc. We set up dates for the project to begin and everything was followed through ON TIME! I was so impressed with the quality and trustworthiness of Kent and Okko that I decided to do ALL my cabinets in bathrooms, and get additional painting done throughout my home. I would not hesitate to recommend True Blue Painting!!!

Shannon

_________________________________________________

Our kitchen cabinets now look and feel brand new. Thanks Okko and Kent. They were very professional and pleasant to deal with. Everything was on schedule with no delays. There was no need to clear out the cabinets and drawers. During the first visit, Okko detailed and explained how the whole process works and everything was a breeze after that from scheduling and the actual work done. We were very happy with the results.

Dan

_________________________________________________

True Blue was fantastic from start to finish We are so thrilled with the end result and shocked at how well the paint covered our Swedish Big Box store (I'm sure you can guess the retailer) cabinets. Definitely recommend these guys!

Kelsey

_________________________________________________

Okko and Kent did a great job - from our initial meeting when all was explained, to the finished product. Feel free to leave the job to them and they will get it done perfectly!

Shawn

_________________________________________________

I suspect most people are looking for a simple formula when hiring a contractor / professional: strong service, an excellent product, at a decent price. True Blue Painting fit the bill. They were very, very, very clear about the process, what I could expect, the timing, and the price. In the end, my cabinets (which were solid wood) came out looking 100% new. No one would ever be able to tell that they were newly painted. Of course, I love my kitchen now and we're happy at the added value to our home for a what I consider a reasonable price. I would recommend True Blue without hesitation.

Kerry

_________________________________________________

 

 

These people are knowledgeable and professional with great ideas as to how to make changes to your house. We did not wish to tear out our kitchen but it needed a very big update which we achieved with fabulous results. They are very punctual, answer phone calls and e-mails immediately and when working on site they are there on the dot of when they say they will be. Amazing! We would highly recommend True Blue to anyone who wishes this type of work to be done and for any future work we require they will be the first we contact.

Ron & Bonnie

_________________________________________________

Very happy with the job they did! I would definitely recommend them.

Christine

_________________________________________________

 

I went away on holiday and came back to my refinished cabinets that look as good as brand new! Okko and Kent did a perfect job - from our first meeting when all was explained, to the finished product and all without disruption or fuss; didn't even need to empty the cupboards. We would absolutely recommend True Blue Painting and Cabinet Refinishing to anyone requiring their services.

Monica

_________________________________________________

 

I am so beyond thrilled with the outcome of my kitchen cabinets! Okko and Kent really came through for us. I was in heavy nesting mode, pregnant with our first baby, and had to have the kitchen "face lift" finished before his March 9th due date. True Blue Painting was able to complete our job well before that time and was even able to fit us into an earlier time slot since we had our back splash already installed and our paint colour picked out. Okko is a pleasure to work with - very informative, upfront and honest (listen to his advice and directions!) and Kent did a fabulous job patching our horrible crown molding cracks and numerous holes left by the previous owners. All of our friends swore we got new kitchen cabinets. They look that good! I highly recommend True Blue Painting.

Ashley

_________________________________________________

The job done in our kitchen was amazing. Originally I wasn't too interested in having our light brown wood cabinets "painted" white as I thought they would look "painted". But the process True Blue Painting use made our cabinets look like they were original to our kitchen. Couldn't be happier!!

Dave

_________________________________________________

True Blue Painting's name came up from several neighbour's who had used the company services.  I saw several, at least five kitchen make overs, and called True Blue. 

 

Service was prompt and professional from start to finish.  They arrived on time and with minimal disruption True Blue removed doors and hardware marking each item.  Kent, the painter, arrived on time and began the 'magic' of transforming a dated kitchen into the sparkling enclave I have today.  Repainted cabinet doors came next with reinstallation from Okko, and the transformation with hardware in place, was complete.  No mess.  Unbelievable quality finishing!  I'm so thrilled with the finished kitchen - like brand new!  I would not hesitate to recommend this company.

Eileen

_________________________________________________

Me and my husband are so sattisfied with this company...our kitchen looks amazing now. Okko and his partner are professional and honest, which are such important qualities and crucial before you open the doors of your place and leave the alone for the day. We are very happy with the results in our home, that before was dark and small and now looks fresh, clean and bigger. We totally recommend true blue painting company services to everyone.

 

Amanda and Rob

_________________________________________________

We would like to commend Kent and Okko for providing an outstanding workmanship. Kent and Okko were very professional. Kent’s attention to detail and his experience was clearly evident in the final outcome. Okko was very knowledgeable and very helpful from start to completion. Job well done! Thank you.

 

Lucy & Steve

_________________________________________________

We did our research and True Blue came out on the top and did not disappoint! Great pricing, fantastic project management, flexible, professional and the outcome is truly stunning. Highly recommend this shop and would hire back in a flash!

Thank you Okko & Kent. Great job!

 

Mac-Cann Clan

_________________________________________________

True Blue did an amazing job repainting my cabinets. The cabinets look amazing. The guys were perfectly on schedule, extremely tidy, and very skilled. I would definitely recommend theme!

Sam

_________________________________________________

I would absolutely recommend True Blue if you're considering repainting your kitchen cabinets. Okko and Kent will offer a thorough consultation, answer any questions you might have, adhere to their estimate on cost and timing, and make absolutely sure you are satisfied with the end result. They were professional in every way. Most importantly, the end result was flawless. My cabinets look great! A really excellent and cost-effective alternative to a full kitchen reno.

Allan

_________________________________________________

 

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending True Blue painting. They were very professional, did the work on time, did a quality job and really cared about us being happy with their work. You can't ask for much more than that.

 

Jackie & Kate

_________________________________________________

Okko and Kent went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied. They were knowledgeable and curious, my wife and I have been recommending them within our friend group with confidence ever since.

Andrew

_________________________________________________

 

True Blue Painting and Cabinet Refinishing was a great company to work with. They were prompt giving me a quote, and starting the job. The workmanship was excellent. They are perfectionists, and pleasant to have in the house. They cost 1/2 of what other companies charge for the same project.

Tim

_________________________________________________

 

 

Quality all around! The workmanship is high quality & Kent and Occo are both professional and very reliable. They are a talented team and I would highly recommend them to builders, designers and home owners. Looking forward to working together again on future projects.

 

Shaireen Sayani Balance Interior Spaces + Custom Design

_________________________________________________

I recently completed a kitchen upgrade replacing all my kitchen cabinet doors. Not only was I delighted with the end result but True Blue were a pleasure to deal with.

Andrew

_________________________________________________

True Blue Painting and Cabinet Refinishing is what you expect from this type of contractor. They take the time to come and see you. Spend as much time as needed to understand what it is that the client wants. Are not afraid to tell you the pitfalls if the client has unrealistic expectations. Once both side fully agree to what is to be done a realistic quote is given with a time frame for delivery. They were prompt and delivered exactly what we agreed to and when we agreed to. Easy to work with and very professional. Biggest compliment is that I would use them again without hesitation.

Further - we have already recommended them to friends and family.

James

_________________________________________________

I recently had my kitchen cabinets painted by True Blue Painting. Wow...they look brand new! The finish is smooth and durable. Okko was very professional and explained the process clearly. Both Okko and Kent did an excellent job. The job was done professionally, on time and on budget. My kitchen now looks brand new!

Catherine

_________________________________________________

I'm thrilled with my kitchen Kent did a great job. So fast and professional I would use them again for sure!

Suzanne

_________________________________________________

We just want to say our cabinets look fabulous ! A contractor that quoted on our renovation advised against refurbishing the cabinets. He wanted us to throw everything out and start from scratch. We felt the cabinets were in good shape and contacted Kent and Okko at True Blue Painting to assess the cabinets. The results speak for themselves. We absolutely love love love what you both did to change the look of this kitchen. We feel you both went above and beyond in your care and professionalism !!

 

Thank you both Adeline & John Primus

_________________________________________________

Excellent service, workmanship and a genuine caring attitude. We also very much appreciate the standard of perfection given to the end product. We highly recommend!

Joan & Jim

_________________________________________________

Hello Okko and Kent!
Cabinets look fabulous! Love love love what you both did to change the look of this kitchen . I feel you both went above and beyond in your care and professionalism !!
Thank you!


Adeline

_________________________________________________

"We are very happy with our kitchen.  The white cabinets are much more modern and the paint job is excellent, you would never know they used to be wood grain.  Great upgrade for a good price.

Kent and Okko were a pleasure to deal with too. "

Shannon

_________________________________________________

We are extremely pleased with how our kitchen turned out.  From the very first contact with Okko, he was prompt, professional and courteous.  He responded to questions quickly, took time to explain the process of refinishing the cabinets and provided a realistic timeline.  He showed up exactly when he said he would and was very neat with his work, creating no mess as he took the cabinet doors and drawer fronts off to be sprayed.  A week later, Kent arrived, on time and when he said he would be there and painted the cabinets.  Kent worked long hours to get the job done and was extremely respectful and courteous when he was in our home.  The job he did was first rate and looks fantastic.  A few days later, Okko returned to install the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and showed up, again, on time, when he said he would be there.  That has not been our experience with tradespeople in the past.  The project was done within the timeframe that Okko had promised and exactly as he had quoted.  He dealt with minor issues and concerns immediately and always said that his goal was to ensure that we were 100% satisfied.  We are 100% satisfied and would highly recommend Okko and Kent for anyone looking to refinish their kitchen cabinets. 

  • Rami and Andrea

_________________________________________________

Yes we are really pleased with the end result - such a huge difference- thanks to you both.
Here's a picture I took earlier.


Thanks again,
Charlotte

_________________________________________________

Review for True Blue Painting-- Kitchen Cabinets


Okko and Kent were courteous,prompt and hardworking and quick to give a competitive quote.
The finished job looks terrific-- a much brighter looking kitchen.
The entire job was completed in two weeks -- perfectly on time.
True Blue Painting provided an outstanding service and I highly recommend them.


Marilyn  (Designer)

_________________________________________________

Okko & Kent resurfaced our kitchen cabinets and I must say we are very happy with the result. The job was done on time, and cost as quoted and the painting was done without any mess. I would certainly recommend True Blue to anyone planning on resurfacing their kitchen cabinets.

 

Don

_________________________________________________

Hi Kent and Okko, we love the new kitchen transformation.

Thank you!

Jane

_________________________________________________

Barbara

“I would like to thank Okko Eskes and Kent Markwart of True Blue Painting who undertook to refinish my kitchen cabinets, dining room chairs and dining room cabinet.  All the doors and drawer fronts were removed and custom sprayed as was all the furniture.  Kent then painted all the remaining cabinetry that could not be removed on site.  All the work was done in a meticulous manner and was completed within the time frame we initially established.  Kent and Okko are very professional and the results of the whole job exceeded my expectations.  I am planning on calling on Kent again in the future for more painting projects.

Barbara

_________________________________________________

I don't think any online photo or review can do justice to the incredible, stunning work done by True Blue Painting. These are first class pros, and they turned our ugly outdated kitchen into a beautiful modern masterpiece. We were both absolutely stunned at how great the cabinets came out when done. It 100% exceeded our expectations and saved us thousands of dollars over doing a whole new kitchen.

Kent is a highly experienced painter, and he uses a technique to reduce brush strokes on the boxes so that they're hardly noticeable. The doors went out separately to be sprayed, and Okko took the utmost care in making sure they were sanded beautifully so that they look like new. Our kitchen wasn't in good shape at all, and Okko actually spent the extra time to fix a couple of the doors for us. It's incredibly rare to find somebody that cares about fine details and that takes the time to do things right. This is the best company we dealt with during our renovation and they made it so easy for us!

Thanks guys! We will certainly be using your services in the future. Keep up the amazing work!

 

- Spencer & Gillian

_________________________________________________

 

We are so happy to have found Okko and his team at True Blue Painting.  They were quick to respond, professional, knowledgeable, and provided excellent service. We got our cabinets redone and they look like new - excellent workmanship and attention to detail.  We were amazed at the quick turnaround they were able to do for us as we only had a few weeks before we were moving into our place.  We also greatly appreciate how very careful they were with our space.  We would definitely recommend them and hire them again!

 

Denise & Nathan

_________________________________________________


My wife and I really appreciate your great job. To us, the price, organization, and timing of  your job were impressive. Now, our cabinet looks new, and its colour quality is the same that our interior designer wanted; however, we paid about one-fifth of the cost of a new cabinet. I strongly recommend others to work with you to change the colour of cabinet if their cabinet is in a good condition.
Regards
Shirin and Touradje dadgar
Sent from my iPhone

_________________________________________________

 

Painters are a crucial part of every project. They bring the build to life with colour and provide the finishing touch on a great deal of hard work. True Blue Painting shares our desire to consistently exceed clients expectations, and delivers an exceptional product each and every time. 

Matt | M.B. Kidd Contracting

_________________________________________________

 

True Blue Painting was recommended to us by a friend, and his work is truly professional.  His attention to detail is amazing!  We would not hesitate to call him again for our next painting project.

Lori

_________________________________________________
 

Having our house painted by Kent Markwart and True Blue Painting was the last, and best, of our roof, carpentry and painting contracts in 2009. Our experience with Kent was excellent. Not only was the job very well done, but also he was most helpful and knowledgeable; bleaching a small area of pine to make it blend in with adjacent cedar, and delaying painting some new treated wood until it was safe to do so in 2010. We are most satisfied and heartily recommend the services of Kent and True Blue.

 

John & Barbara

_________________________________________________

 

“We highly recommend Kent Markwart and True Blue Painting. Kent's work is immaculate and he is a quiet, friendly, reliable person to have in your home. We would definitely hire him again.”

 

Gilian and Nick

_________________________________________________ 

 

As a contractor, I have called on True Blue Painting a few times and I can say that Kent is an experienced and reliable painter, who is easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend True Blue Painting to anyone requiring paint work done.

Charles

_________________________________________________
 

I would like to take this opportunity to  thank you for all your hard work with our kitchen renovation, bathroom and basement suite. We appreciate your attention to
detail and your commitment to a quality finish. We are very happy with your work and would highly recommend you to all our friends! Thanks again.
 
Fen and Angelo

Testimonials