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Do You Accept Credit Cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
Do I Have To Empty Out Cabinets and Drawers?
Yes you will have to completely empty out all cabinets and drawers, clear off countertops and anything that might be sitting above your cabinets.
What’s the Difference Between Stain and Paint?
Paint is designed to completely cover whatever it goes on. So, if you’re looking for a solid modern contemporary look with no grain showing through, paint is what you want. Stain, on the other hand, is used to coexist with wood and enhance the wood look.
How Long Does the Refinishing Process Take?
Typically, they take four to five days, depending on the size of the house. However, a majority of jobs take a minimum of four days from start to finish.
What Is the Process of Painting?
No matter the process, it requires a bit of prep work—taping off walls, floors, countertops, and appliances. The doors and drawer fronts will be removed and taken back to my shop. Day two consists of sanding the frames with a sander and then spraying a couple of coats of primer on them. Primer is a very important step because you can’t just put paint over a cabinet with a finish on it, over time they would peel and chip easily. We then go back to the shop and do the same process to the doors and drawer fronts. On day three, we come back and sand to smooth out the primer surface. We then apply two to three coats of Renner wood coating and do the same with doors and drawers. On day four, we bring all doors and drawers back to the house and install, do any necessary touch-ups, install hardware (if requested), then clean up.
What Is the Process of Staining?
Day one consists of prep work. On day two, we sand the frames, doors, and drawers, then degrease them to remove any type of impurities (oil, dirt, etc.) so the stain adheres properly. After cleaning everything, we apply a coat of stain by brush and slowly work it into the wood. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, each coat of stain requires one full day to cure. So with that being said, the darker the look, the longer the process. After achieving the look you want, we then plastic off all cabinet openings and apply a coat of acrylic sealer to seal the stain. There are three different types of sheen for the sealer: satin, semi-gloss, and gloss.
Can You Refinish Front Doors, Railing/Banisters, or Floors?
Yes, we can refinish all those to either match your existing cabinets or for a completely new look.
What About Furniture?
Yes, we do furniture as well.
Can You Replace Doors/Drawers With New Ones?
Yes, we can replace them with whichever style you want and then refinish them. If you aren’t happy with the style of the door or you just want new doors, that is something we can do. However, if you have oak doors and frames and you want a door that does not have the oak grain, keep in mind that your frames will still have the grain to them. We don’t replace the frames. We just refinish them to match the color of the doors.
Can You Get Rid of the Oak Grain?
It is very hard to get rid of the oak grain because it runs deep throughout the wood. We can get rid of the grain visibly, but it is extremely hard to get rid of it physically. It would typically cost you the same price to just get new doors.
Are you bonded and insured?
Yes my company is both bonded and insured!
Do You Require a Deposit?
Yes, a 50% deposit is required on the start date and the rest upon completion and satisfaction of the work.