- When your cabinets are in good shape structurally - You like the existing door style but tired of the color - The existing finish is failing, compromising the integrity of the cabinet structure - You want a new cabinet color to compliment your new counter, backsplash, etc - If you wish to lighten up a dark kitchen - You are environmentally conscientious and want to conserve resources
When to Refinish?
- The cabinet doors and drawer fronts will be removed and refinished in our shop. This usually takes 3-4 business days. - After the doors are ready to be installed, we will schedule a date to refinish the
cabinets on location, using the same procedures as we used for the doors. Refinishing the cabinets on location takes one full day.
- All surfaces will receive a meticulous chemical cleaning and degreasing followed by both machine and hand sanding. - Depending on the wood species the cabinets are made of, layers of bonding primers will be applied. - After the primer coats have been sanded to the required smoothness, 2 coats of catalyzed lacquer top coats will be sprayed in the requested color.
All wood surfaces must be stripped to the bare wood before a new stain can be applied. Stripping doors and drawer fronts is so time consuming that it is usually less expensive to replace the doors with new, wooden doors and stain those instead of stripping the existing ones. The cabinet face frames can be stripped relatively easily.