Kitchen cabinets can last for several decades, depending on the level of care and maintenance they receive. If you’ve had yours for several years, and it’s now worn, you can consider refinishing rather than disposing of it.
While refinishing may seem like something you can do alone, plenty of evidence suggests otherwise. Here’s why you should leave this special job to the experts:
1. They know when refinishing is not required
Depending on the surface or material of the cabinet, a refinish with paint may have little to no effect. A professional will observe the cabinet and determine if it is worth a refinish, whether repairs are necessary, or if the cost of getting it up to scratch is equal to that of a new cabinet.
2. They have the required knowledge
Refinishing kitchen cabinets sounds easy, but you can get bad results if you don’t do it correctly. Worse, you could damage the cabinets, leading to unplanned costs.
A professional will prep your cabinets, repair areas where needed, and refinish them carefully, leaving you with lasting results.
3. They use commercial-grade products and equipment
Cabinet refinishing takes a lot of skill, time, and the correct tools to achieve the best results. Having professionals do it for you guarantee a high-quality finish, as they have access to top-quality tools and equipment and durable, commercial-grade products not readily available in retail stores.
4. They can help you choose the right color and design
Aesthetics is a significant part of cabinet refinishing, and you can benefit from the knowledge of the experts in this regard. Whatever color, shade, pattern, or design you opt for, the professionals can help you achieve the perfect blend, providing relevant advice that factors in durability and beauty.
For instance, you can get recommendations on the best finishes less likely to get scratched while maintaining the exact luster you want. You’ll also get advice on the right blend of colors that complement the rest of the space.
5. They offer warranty
If you end up DIY-ing your cabinet refinishing and get it wrong, you’ll have to do it all over again, which will cost you more. This also applies to hiring a neighbor or handyman to get it done for you.
One advantage the professionals bring is the addition of a warranty, which brings more value to the job and protects your investment.
6. They get the job done quickly and efficiently
Cabinet refinishing can take time and stress if you try it yourself. It’ll be a slow process as you have to double-check your sources and tutorial videos to ensure you’re doing the right thing.
For the professionals, it’s straightforward, and their knowledge and expertise mean they complete the painting quickly and efficiently.
Questions to ask before hiring a professional cabinet refinisher
Now that you know why to go with a pro rather than DIY, you want to entrust your cabinets to a professional refinisher to achieve the desired results. To make the right decision, ask the following questions:
- Are you licensed and insured?
- What is your track record with refinishing cabinets?
- Are your lines open for communication throughout the project?
- What products and equipment do you use?
- How long will the project take?
- Do you offer a warranty?
Bring your cabinet to life with expert refinishing services
Refinishing is a job best handled by the experts. They understand the processes involved, including soaking the hardware, stripping, polishing, sanding, priming, and painting. At Stirling, we can also make the necessary repairs to your cabinet before refinishing. Contact us today, and let’s restore your cabinet’s functionality, value, and beauty.