The problem with poor quality paint and what to expect from a professional.
For some contractors, refinishing cabinets is a quick “get-in, get-out” job. For us, it is an art form! After working with hundreds of clients, we’ve heard it all. From “i’ll do it myself to save money” to “i found a cheaper quote with _____” or “i already bought my paint at Home Depot”. Famous last reno words. But, we don’t expect the homeowners to be experts. That’s why we’re here. We not only offer a superior cabinet refinishing product but we’re happy to educate you along the way in hopes of helping you preserve your cabinets for years to come. We got into the cabinet refinishing game to elevate the standards in the industry.
The Paint Quality Matters, Take Your Time!
When choosing a paint for your cabinets, consider your reasons for painting. Are you looking for a product with longevity and durability? Go with an oil-based product. Are you looking for something thats cleanable and easy to touch-up? Go for a water-based product. Always prime your surfaces with the appropriate product! Never skip this step. Finally (and most importantly), please don’t buy your paint from Home Depot or Lowes. If you’re looking for a long-lasting product, keep this in mind: don’t sacrifice your final result to save a few dollars. As with anything in life: you get what you pay for. The majority of the costs for cabinet refinishing are allocated to the fine finish labor. Don’t be afraid to spend a few extra bucks on a reputable paint. We love Fine Paints of Europe products for our cabinet refinishing projects.
What To Expect From A Professional
When working with contractors, the most important thing to have is transparency. A professional cabinet refinisher will explain their process to you in clear, concise terms. They will be prompt, knowledgable and willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If this is your first time having your cabinets refinished, read these questions to ask before you hire.
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