Cabinet Refinishing vs. Replacing
This client wanted to update her guest bathrooms without replacing everything. She attempted to paint the bathroom walls as well as the cabinets on her own, resulting in drips and uneven texture. We are removing the paint and/or stain on the cabinet doors as well as the cabinet face. Taking the proper steps will ensure years of enjoyment at a reduced cost over replacing.
We find that a lot of homeowners don't want to take the time to remove the old paint or stain, dirt and grim. They skip a fundamental step in sanding the doors and cabinet face to allow the new paint color to "take". While it is time consuming and laborious, at the end of the day, not skipping these steps will ensure the paint will look smooth and clean on the clean surface. It is possible to refinish over replacing bathroom cabinets. The end of this cabinet had a wood veneer panel instead of a wood panel. Veneer is much harder to paint, even with multiple coats of primer. This particular bathroom had a lot of water damage to the cabinets and the veneer which was problematic during the sanding phase of this project.