Cabinet Refinishing vs. Refacing
It’s important to consider all your options when your kitchen cabinets no longer make you happy. You have the option to have your cabinets refinished, refaced, or replaced. Cabinet refinishing involves changing the color or finish of your cabinets. Our professionals do this by hand sanding or stripping the finish from your cabinets before we apply new paint or stain. Cabinet refacing involves replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts with brand-new ones. We place new material or veneer on top of your drawers and cabinet frames to match your new doors. This process may also require replacing moldings, side panels, and face framings.
Options for Refinishing Your Kitchen Cabinets
Many homeowners find that refinishing the kitchen cabinets is the best choice. Our cabinet refinishers in Frisco are happy to provide you with a consultation and the cost to refinish your kitchen cabinets. Three options for refinishing your kitchen cabinetry are painting, glazing, and staining. Staining your cabinets with highly natural grain can add rich color tones to dark wood. Painting cabinets results in a smooth, solid surface and color. Glazing cabinets add contrast and dimension. Our team can help you decide the best option for your kitchen cabinets.
Pros & Cons of Refinishing Your Home’s Cabinets
Refinishing your cabinets is an excellent way to boost your kitchen’s aesthetic. The advantages of having your kitchen cabinets refinished include being more cost-effective and faster than resurfacing or replacing your cabinets. The cons are that refinishing your kitchen cabinets will not fix any significant damages or dents and won’t change the overall look or layout of your cabinets.
Cabinet Refinishing FAQs
If you’ve never had your cabinets refinished, it’s natural to have questions. Check out these cabinet refinishing FAQs, and feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
Is it less expensive to replace or refinish my cabinets?
It is typically more affordable to refinish your cabinets than to have them replaced. When your cabinets are removed, everything must be taken off the walls before new ones are installed. Kitchen cabinet refinishing means you won’t have to worry about the cost of wood and hardware.
Should I replace or refinish my kitchen cabinets?
Replacing or refinishing your cabinets depends on several factors, including the quality of your existing cabinets and what you want for your kitchen. Refinishing is an excellent option that can give you a fresh look without changing the setup of your space.
How do I prepare to have my kitchen cabinets refinished?
You will need to follow certain steps when you prepare your kitchen cabinets for refinishing by the professionals at Five Star Painting of Frisco:
- Step 1 – Assess the condition of your kitchen cabinets. We will need to remove the old paint if your existing finish is in poor shape, but we can repaint over surfaces that are already painted.
- Step 2 – Empty the cabinets and remove the doors. It’s essential that you empty out your cabinets to protect your items throughout the refinishing process. Our team can take care of removing and replacing doors, hardware, and drawers.
- Step 3 – Remove dirt and repair damages. During this step, all surfaces are cleaned with TSP cleaner to remove any dirt and grease. Damaged areas, such as dents and holes, will need to be repaired with a wood filler.
- Step 4 – Prep the area and sand. Cover up countertops and appliances before the sanding process begins.
- Step 5 – Vacuum the space. The last step is to vacuum surfaces and use a tack cloth to make sure all surfaces are dust-free before painting begins.
Schedule Your Free Cabinet Refinishing Estimate
Now that you know all about your options and the process for cabinet refinishing, it’s time to get started. Our experts want to ensure you are fully informed and ready to give your kitchen an updated look. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.