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FAQs – Cabinet Refinishing

Professional Painters provide kitchen cabinet refinishing services for Avon CT, Farmington CT, Newington CT, Simsbury CT, West Hartford CT and all of central Connecticut.

Using our online estimate request form, you’ll need to upload pictures which show an overall view of the areas you want refinished so we’re able to count doors and drawers. You will need to complete the entire form, indicating contact information and goals for the specific cabinet units. Frank will then contact you to discuss your project. If you accept our free estimate, we will then proceed with a visit and samples of finishes.

Can you refinish dark cabinets in a light color?

No.  We do not strip and re-stain cabinets to a lighter color.

Is the cabinetry work guaranteed or warrantied?

Yes.  We offer a two-year warranty on our professional cabinetry work; we guarantee your satisfaction.

What about the cabinet hardware?

You can pick the hardware you want. We’d be happy to fill unmatched holes and install the new hardware once we complete the cabinet refinishing.

Can I use my kitchen when you are working?

It won’t be possible to use your kitchen while our professionals are working to refinish your cabinets, but it’s normally tied up for only a few days.

Does Franklin Painting do commercial refinishing?

Yes.  Although our main focus is residential cabinet refinishing, we also provide commercial cabinet refinishing services as well.

What kind of paint or stain do you use to refinish cabinets?

A catalyzed (hardener added) lacquer is used to provide a high-quality finish on all of your cabinetry. It’s similar to automotive paint and provides a durable and long-lasting application.

Why does Franklin Painting spray-paint cabinets when refinishing?

We spray-paint cabinets for a factory look without brush marks.

Why can’t my cabinets just be painted with brushes and rollers?

Refinishing your cabinets with a brush or roller not only takes longer, it will show brush marks and last only a few years before degrading.

How long does it take to do a typical kitchen cabinet refinishing job?

It generally takes a week or less depending on the size of the kitchen. We work quickly and efficiently to ensure that our job is completed on time and within budget, and to minimize the inconvenience to you.

What do I need to do before the painters arrive?

You do NOT need to empty your cabinets before we refinish them, although we do recommend removing anything that is fragile or breakable. You will also need to clear countertops to ensure that we have enough open work space.

Do cabinets need to be stripped before refinishing?

We do NOT strip cabinets before refinishing, save for very damaged ones.

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