If you want to upgrade your kitchen cabinets, there are many options available today beyond a total renovation. Two easy ones are painting or refinishing your kitchen cabinets. The question is: which is right for you?
There are several factors to think about before you make a decision. Obviously cost is one, as is the look you’re trying to achieve. You’ll also want to take into account the condition of your cabinets.
To make an informed choice you’ll be happy with for many years, here’s what you need to know about both processes.
Painting Kitchen Cabinets
With cabinet painting, you can completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen space quickly and affordably. You can negate any damage, water stains, dings or dents and get cabinets that look brand new. At the same time, you can choose from an array of colors, from white to black and everything in between to match your style and vision.
Painting is also a great choice if you’re looking for a big change in your kitchen. It also allows you to add more drama or a pop of color versus simply refinishing your cabinets. You can even consider different finishing techniques, like random distressing, to further personalize the end result.
When N-Hance® changes the color kitchen cabinets, the process includes removing the doors and drawer fronts. All doors and drawer fronts, along with the cabinet boxes are then cleaned. This is an important step to perform properly since any grease or dirt left behind can interfere with the primer and paint adhering effectively.
Once that’s completed, any damaged areas will be repaired so your cabinets look new. The surface is then primed so paint best adheres to cabinets without any bleedthrough. The final step is to apply your chosen color and a clear top coat to promote durability.
Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets
The process of refinishing is similar to painting. Doors and drawer fronts will be removed and the cabinets will be cleaned, filled and repaired. Stain is simply applied instead of primer and paint, along with a clear top coat.
If you have high-quality hardwood cabinets, then refinishing them is a great way to showcase their natural beauty. Likewise, if you like your kitchen cabinet finish color, but it needs to be freshened up after years of use, then refinishing is a cost-friendly and convenient way to do that.
However, if your cabinets are not original hardwood, and have laminate fronts – like many do today – refacing them might be a better option to explore. Another reason homeowners opt for refinishing is if they don’t like the design or style of the doors. Refacing gives you the flexibility to choose a completely different door style. It’s still far more affordable than a complete renovation, yet will completely overhaul your cabinets in a way you love.
Choose N-Hance for Painting, Refinishing or Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets
At N-Hance, we can help you make the right choice for your unique kitchen, vision and lifestyle. We offer free consultations and will learn about what you’re looking to achieve, so we can offer expert recommendations. We’ll even bring samples to your home, so you can see what a specific paint color or stain will look like in your kitchen.
Whatever you do decide, you can count on N-Hance for premium quality results thanks to our:
- Proprietary products. From our cleaning products to our primer and paints and stains, everything we apply is specifically made for cabinets. For instance, our cleaning products are designed to eliminate the dirt and grime often found on cabinets. Meanwhile, our paints are made from a water-based polyurethane blend that stands up to heavy duty use.
- Unique process. With N-Hance, we take a different approach than other companies. For instance, we take great care to carefully prep all surfaces. We also carefully mask and cover all surfaces that will not be painted, including covering doorways and wall openings to ensure the rest of your home is protected.
- Instant curing. At N-Hance, we’ve developed a state-of-the-art instant curing system, called LightSpeed®. With it, we use a UV. light to cure your cabinets in a matter of moments, rather than days. It also helps ensure a rock-hard, durable finish you can count on for years to come.
This approach means faster turnaround, less mess and disruption, and more beautiful results. Whether you opt to have your kitchen cabinets painted or refinished – or even refaced – you’ll get a brand new look at a price point that works for your budget and your life.
If you’d like to learn more about our kitchen cabinet refinishing, painting or refacing services, call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today to set up a FREE design consultation.