N-Hance Compared To Paint

N-Hance Wood Refinishing services in Virginia Beach can breathe new life into your cabinets again. After years of use, your kitchen and bathroom cabinets will start to show signs of wear and tear. The thought of total cabinet replacement can feel incredibly daunting. Fortunately, we can renew your cabinets’ natural beauty or update them with a new color or more modern look! Refresh your current finish, go for a deeper color, or change the look of your cabinets completely!

We offer a gorgeous, factory-style finish that’s designed to withstand years of wear and tear. N-Hance provides one of the most affordable and quickest ways to refinish your dreary looking cabinets. We renew your wood cabinets without the messy cleanup, dust, fumes, or an extended period of time away from your kitchen.

Our cabinet painting in Virginia Beach gives you an on-trend and completely customized experience, fitted to what you have in mind. Additionally, our Lightspeed® process cures the finish immediately so the job will take a fraction of the time compared to competitors. There’s no longer any reason to wait to renew the cabinets in your home!

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N-Hance Cabinet Refinishing VS. Cabinet Painting

N-Hance Cabinet Refinishing


  • Proprietary, state-of-the-art products designed to work on cabinets.
  • Cleaning solution developed to remove oil surface contaminants such as oils, grease, waxes, and dirt.
  • Proprietary sealer designed to neutralize acidic conditions that can cause discoloring over time.
  • Cabinet primer is used to block tannins, stains and prevent any bleed through.
  • Custom color is made of an acrylic polyurethane blend resulting in strong adhesion that resists chips or peeling.


  • Using advanced technology, N-Hance developed a proprietary clear top coat, called Lightspeed®, that is applied and then cured with ultra-violet light.
  • Lightspeed® is designed to provide a factory-grade finish for maximum durability.
  • Ligtspeed® contains an anti-microbial property that reduces bacteria growth by 99% keeping your home healthier, for longer.


  • Clean the cabinets – a non-toxic, chemical cleaning process is followed to remove oils, grease, waxes, grime and old finishes.
  • Prep and seal – neutralizes the PH level of the wood, which is important to ensure proper adhesion and bonding.
  • Primer applied – designed for cabinets to block tannins, stains and prevent bleed through.
  • Custom color applied – several coats applied similarly to the process used with factory-finished colored cabinets for high durability.
  • Lightspeed® applied – the top coat is cured using UV light for an instant finish – no waiting!

Cabinet Painting With Competitors


  • Products used by painters are typically not designed for cabinets.
  • Leaves a waxy build-up, which can cause problems with paint adhering to the wood.
  • Some painters use wall primer rather than cabinet primer, such as the primer used by N-Hance which is formulated specifically for cabinets.
  • The most common paint used by painters is a latex paint that is designed to be used on walls, not cabinets. These types of products don’t adhere well to cabinets and do not offer the same durability that N-Hance products provide.


  • Painters often paint cabinets with a paintbrush, which can leave brush marks and an uneven finish.
  • Typically, no top coat is applied and the paint on the cabinets is left vulnerable to scratches, smudges, chips, and peeling. This also leaves your cabinets looking like they’ve been painted, rather than the factory-like finish that N-Hance provides.
  • Cabinets are left to air-dry, which can be a real problem in high-humidity climates or rooms, such as bathrooms. This leaves your new paint finish susceptible to dust particles, smudges, dripping and fingerprints.


  • Process varies from painter to painter:
    • May clean the cabinets
    • Rarely seals the cabinets
    • If the primer is used it is likely wall primer, which doesn’t provide the same durability as N-Hance’s cabinet primer
  • A top coat is usually not applied, leaving your cabinets prone to future damage.
  • Paint can take days to dry.

Watch this short video to see how we do it!

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before cabinet painting in norfolk
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Factory Quality Finish

To ensure that no mistakes are made, N-Hance of Hampton Roads follows a specific process:

– Clean the Cabinets. Before we do anything, we use a proprietary cleaning process to clean your cabinets and remove oils, grease, grime, waxes and other particles that may have accumulated, as well as loose layers of old finish. This gives us a fresh canvas to work with.
– Prep and Seal. At this point, we prepare and seal the cabinet, neutralizing the wood’s pH levels. This step is important to make sure that the primer and color bond to the wood properly.
– Apply Primer. Our primer blocks tanning and stains on the wood from bleeding through and marring the surface after the process is complete.
– Apply Custom Color. We only provide the best. That’s why we use our own acrylic polyurethane blend, as opposed to basic latex paint. We apply several coats to your cabinet to make the finish durable against bumps, scratches, and other physical wear. This process is similar to the process used in factories when manufacturing new cabinets.
– Apply Lightspeed®. N-Hance uses a proprietary top coat that is cured using ultraviolet light. This finish dries quickly, meaning you don’t have to wait to use your cabinets again! Lightspeed® also contains an antimicrobial property that decreases bacteria growth by 99%, keeping your home and family healthy.

Cabinet Color Options

In all likelihood, your cabinets are still in good physical shape, so why go to the hassle and expense of replacing them? Refinishing your cabinets with N-Hance offers just as dramatic a change in the look of your cabinets without taking as much time or money. You can use your existing cabinets and give them a new look for a fraction of the time and a fraction of the cost!

N-Hance of Hampton Roads offers a wide variety of colors to choose from so you can customize the final product to match your own style with a long-lasting, well-protected finish. We go beyond traditional cabinet painting services by also offering a variety of different finishing techniques, each of which presents its own distinct look: Glazed, Antiqued, Shadowing, And More…

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N-Hance of Hampton Roads – Serving All of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, & Newport News, VA

Contact us today to discuss your cabinet refinishing project or request a free, no-obligation in-home consultation!

(757) 995-1300

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See what our customers are saying:

“I can’t say enough good things about this company, the process for wood renewal and the people. They gave us a new kitchen in just a few days and were so easy, friendly and patient to work with – the before and after photos don’t do their work enough justice. We already have a list of other projects that we can’t wait to see finished. Give them a chance to make your home more beautiful than you can imagine. Thank you so much!”

Loretta T., ★★★★★

“N-Hance of Hampton Roads did an excellent job of staining my cabinets and really transformed the kitchen. Highly recommended for similar jobs”

Robert T., ★★★★★

“This company is amazing!  They are extremely knowledgeable and professional.  In just a few days they completely revitalized my kitchen and turned it into a room that I love.  They were so clean in the process that I could even use my kitchen at night.  We have had so many complements on the quality of work, including some from contractors remodeling another room in our house.  We even had them go into two of our bathrooms to update the vanities.  I would hire Bob and his team again, I just wish I had done it sooner.”

Erin H., ★★★★★

“I had my 30 year old cabinets refreshed with N-Hance of Hampton Roads and the are absolutely beautiful! TJ took great care and worked diligently to get the job done. A friend of mine who is a realtor saw them and thought I had new cabinets installed! This process fit into my teacher-budget and was significantly more economical than refacing or replacing . I highly recommend!!”

Katherine F., ★★★★★

“We hired Bob and his rockstar crew to do our kitchen cabinets, master bath vanity, second bath vanity, powder room vanity, and our foyer floor.  We were very pleased with the scope of the work. Our outdated, but well built cabinets and vanities look amazing. If I had it to do over again, I’d probably skip the foyer floor refinish, but only because my floor was in pretty bad shape to begin with. I probably should have just replaced it. I believe that the N-Hance method would work much better on a floor that had less damage.  Overall, we were extremely pleased, and would recommend them to anyone. They are a pleasure to work with, and they go to extraordinary efforts to please the customer!”

Michelle H., ★★★★★

“I love my 3 bathroom cabinets that N-Hance of Hampton Roads refinished today! Quick, convenient, and well priced for a brand new, ready to use look! Thank you so much!”

Louise G., ★★★★★

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