The thought of painting your kitchen cupboards may feel a little overwhelming and you may be wondering what you can expect during the process. Rest assured that we do our best to cause you as little displacement as possible. Learn about our refinishing process below.
Step 1 – Removal of Cabinet Pieces
During this first step, we will photograph and catalogue all doors, drawer fronts and any other removable components. We will then take all these cabinet parts to our shop to be refinished.
Step 2 – Cleaning and Surface Preparation
Over the next 10 or so working days, we will be at the shop working on the removed pieces. All removed cabinet pieces will go through a vigorous wash with TSP and rinsed clean to ensure the surface is free of any dirt and grease build up. Once clean, we will start the sanding and filling of any imperfections. If the existing hardware holes need to be filled and new holes drilled we will plug the old hole locations with solid material (maple or oak).
Step 3 – New Paint
A coat of high bonding primer is then sprayed on your cabinet pieces. Finally 2 topcoats of your chosen colour is applied with light sanding in between coats.
Step 4 – Fixed Cabinetry Refinishing
Once the shop work is complete, we will make arrangements to return to your home to start the same process on the fixed cabinetry. Fixed cabinetry includes: sides and faces of cabinets, valences, crown moulding, etc. This process typically takes 2-3 days depending on the size and condition of cabinetry.
Step 5 – Door & Drawer Installation.
A day is scheduled to return with doors and drawer fronts for re-installation.
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