Kitchen & Bath Make Over Sale
Stone Creek has an extensive selection of over 35 fine finish colors. Stop by one of our 3 locations and see why Stone Creek makes the difference in quality and price, or if you prefer, call us at 5054504207 or fill out the form below for a free in-home cabinet refinishing estimate.
Stone Creek Furniture Kitchen and Bath can refinish your current cabinets for a fraction of what you would pay for new ones. Plus, your refinishing will be done by the same company that has been professionally staining furniture in the valley for over 25 years! Call Tim today for a free in-home cabinet refinishing estimate at 505-450-4207.
Antiqued Finish Colors
Antiqued Distressed Finish Colors
If your kitchen’s cabinets still have a strong, supporting, base but no longer match the theme your home is sporting, refinishing is the way to go. There is a lot of confusion concerning the difference between cabinet refinishing and refacing; many homeowners confuse the two, although they are not the same. With cabinet refinishing, you keep your existing cabinets and all of the attached/installed hardware. The only thing that gets replaced is the exterior finish.
What is Cabinet Refinishing?
As said, this option is recommended for individuals who like the design and shape of their cabinets, but not the appearance. It is also the cheapest method of cabinet restoration, which is a major perk for those working with a limited remodeling budget. As long as the cabinets are still structurally sound, are not suffering from any major defects, and have what you want, a new color or finish is all it takes to transform their lifeless appearance into a wondrous aesthetic.
There is no need to spend a ton of money on brand new cabinets when your existing ones work just fine. To reiterate the famous phrase, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!” At Stone Creek, the refinishing process is performed in one of two ways. It can be done by hand sanding (to strip the existing finish and prep the surface for a new coat of stain or paint) or with the application of a chemical stripping material that removes the top layer of finish.
How Refinishing Works
Both methods come to the same result, which is to start with a clean slate. The time needed to complete the refinishing project will depend on the number of layers that are on the cabinets as well; older products with multiple coats obviously take longer to remove, and in these cases the speed of a chemical application can help facilitate the removal step.
All cabinet hardware will need to be removed and the interior surfaces covered prior to the stripping/priming phases. This part can be time-consuming, but is essential for ensuring the new coat of stain or paint is not applied anywhere it is not supposed to be. For cabinets that are to be painted, a primer is applied followed by two (and sometimes three) coats of high quality semi-gloss to give the surface shine and luster.