~ Our Cabinet Refinishing Process ~
The first step is a price quote. We calculate the cost based on the number of doors and drawers, and the size and condition of the area. If our price fits your budget, we will set up an appointment to come to your house to grab a door or drawer to make you a sample as well as answer any more questions you have. We want you to see our quality and make sure that the sample color and sheen is right for you before we begin.
When we do cabinets we want to get the job done quickly so you can have your kitchen back as soon as possible. Most jobs take us 5 days; normally we start on Monday and finish on Friday. The only days we are in your home or office is Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. We are in our shop for the remainder of the process.
~ Day 1: On-Site Preparation ~
The desired area will be completely prepped for spraying. The floor, walls, counter-tops, appliances, openings, nearby furniture, etc. will all be covered. We'll also create a bubble with painter's plastic around the area and place a fan in a window to create a suction to minimize fumes and debris from spreading to the rest of the house. We'll also number and remove all of the doors and drawers to take with us and finish at our shop.
~ Day 2: Cabinet Frame Refinishing ~
First, we sand to remove scratches, defects, and damage. Paint lines and dimples will also be sanded out if the cabinets were previously painted. We may also use a dewaxer depending on the amount of grease.
For solid colors, we spray 1-2 coats of primer, 2-3 coats of color, then 2-3 topcoats of clear.
For stain colors, we stain everything, tone it all to blend, then spray 2-3 topcoats of clear.
For a glaze, it's the same process as solid colors except we glaze after the first clear coat.
We then ask you to verify that the glaze blends to your liking. We then seal it in with 1-2 clear coats.
When we're completely done with refinishing the cabinet frames, we take down the prep and clean up.
~ Day 3 & 4: Cabinet Doors and Drawers Refinishing ~
The process is identical to our on-site refinishing process, minus all of the preparation. The first day back at our shop, we get the backs of everything completely finished. The following day, we finish the fronts.
~ Day 5: Finishing Touches ~
To start things off, we put all of the hardware back on. Then, we load everything up and head to the job location to install the finished doors and drawers. After we have everything installed, we touch up whatever odds and ends we may have missed, adjust the doors so that they are level and fit together properly, and put felt pads on everything so it all closes quietly. After all of this is done, the refinishing process is complete.