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Ultimate Guide to Cabinet Refinishing

August 16th, 2023 | 2 min read

By Kaylea Kuhlman

Do you know you are ready for a change to your cabinets, but are just not sure where to start and what to know? We got you covered.

In this guide, we will provide everything you need to know before finding a cabinet refinishing company or contractor. From the cost to finishes, details like products and process, we present all your guide to beautifully refinished cabinets.

When to Refinish Your Cabinets

There are a few reasons why homeowners get their cabinets refinished. Whether their paint is chipping every time they open their cabinet doors or they simply are not loving the finish on them, a great option is refinishing them.

Damaged cabinets can be a little more concerning considering the severity of the damage. With peeling or chipped cabinets, water could get underneath the product and begin to grow mold or mildew over time. Beyond the unappealing factor, damaged cabinets can also be difficult to clean.

Signs You Should Refinish Your Cabinets

5 Reasons Cabinets Chip and Peel

Cost of Cabinet Refinishing

The cost of cabinet refinishing has many factors. Cabinet refinishing can be done on a sliding scale and the cost greatly reflects the value of the work. Some contractors will simply paint the cabinets with hardware store paint, while others will carry out a detailed process to refinish them. This can be more of an investment but will pay off in the long run. 

Click the button below to learn about all the factors that go into the cost of cabinet refinishing. By reading this article, you should be able to roughly estimate how much it would cost to have your cabinets refinished.

Cabinet Refinishing Cost

Types of Finishes on Cabinets

One factor in the cost of cabinet refinishing is the finish. With the options and versatility of each type of finish, you are bound to find the perfect shade for your cabinets. 

This article will compare the types of finishes on cabinets to help you land the best one for you.

Types of Finishes for Cabinets

Prep Work

There are several processes for refinishing cabinets, but few processes actually provide long-lasting durability. Detailed prep work is essential to any lasting finish. 

Having a solid foundation for refinishing products is crucial. Any solid cabinet refinishing job should include, cleaning, sanding, and priming. If these stops are not completed, damages will begin to show through the product on top of the wood, the paint will begin to peel, and chips and scratches occur easily. 


A Proven Process for Cabinet Refinishing


There is an abundance of products available for cabinet refinishing. On a sliding scale from inexpensive to high-quality professional grade, there's a product for everyone's needs.

In the article linked below, we rank products from best to worst. This ranking is determined by the durability that the product provides cabinets. 

Best to Worst Cabinet Refinishing Products

At Brush & Roll Painting in Omaha, NE, we use a different product than most. We use a 2K polyurethane called Milesi. This product requires the mixture of a catalyst and a hardener to create durable layers on any wooden surface. 

What To Know About 2K Polyurethanes for Cabinet Refinishing


Cleaning cabinets may sound like quite a chore, but the process should be simple. If your cabinets have a durable finish, it should take nothing more than water and soap to get them good as new. 

How To Clean and Care for Kitchen Cabinets

Next, when you're ready to hire a contractor in Omaha NE, schedule an estimate with Brush & Roll Painting. If not, discover all the pro tips for hiring a contractor. Whether this is your first time or you have some experience with painters, you can discover tips to help you find the best company for you.



Kaylea Kuhlman

Kaylea is the Brush & Roll Painting Content Manager.