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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.

Here’s the process: Using our online estimate request form, homeowners need to upload pictures showing an overall view of their cabinetry project. Homeowners will also need to complete the entire form, indicating contact information and goals for the specific cabinet units. Our professional cabinet refinishers will then contact the homeowners to discuss details and to give an estimate. If the estimate is accepted, we will then proceed with a visit and finish samples.

 Do you charge for cabinetry estimates?

No. Cabinetry refinishing estimates are free as described above.


What is the best way to refinish cabinets?

Our professionals can refinish your cabinets to give your kitchen a brand-new appearance. Call us for more details on our cabinet refinishing services.


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 warranted?

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 in residential cabinet refinishing, we also provide commercial cabinet refinishing services as well.


What kind of paint or stain is used to refinish cabinets?

A catalyzed (hardener added) lacquer is used to provide a high-quality quality finish on all of your cabinetry.


What is catalyzed-lacquer spray paint?

It’s similar to automotive paint and provides a durable and long-lasting application.


Why does Franklin Painting spray-paint cabinets when refinishing?

Our painting and refinishing professionals spray-paint cabinets so that we can achieve 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 a typical kitchen cabinet refinishing job take?

It generally takes a week or less depending on the size of the kitchen. Our professional crew works quickly and efficiently to ensure that our job is completed on time and at budget so we minimize our interference with your daily life.


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. Contact one of our professional painting and refinishing experts to find out more about our cabinet refinishing process.