Home improvement TV shows are a growing trend, but they are unrealistic in many ways. They demonstrate kitchen cabinets being refinished by the Do It Yourself (DIY) homeowner in just a weekend. The truth is, there are no shortcuts to properly refinish the cabinets in your kitchen, especially if you want them to look good for years to come.

Some home improvement projects can be easily accomplished on your own. But, when it comes to refinishing your kitchen cabinets, eliminate the headache of a DIY kitchen remodel, and leave it to the professionals at Summit Cabinet Coatings. If you want a long-lasting finish on your cabinets that will endure years of cooking and all the activity that take place in the kitchen, call Jim and Jen Worden to do the job for you!

DIY Can be a Disaster

Painted cabinets are a very popular and cost-effective way to update your kitchen. It seems like a no-brainer project, but undertaking this major DIY project actually has many potential pitfalls. The internet is replete with stories of unsuccessful attempts, where the DIY finished product has a surface that isn’t smooth, and in pretty short order the paint begins to rub off.

The professionals at Summit Cabinet Coatings take several important steps prior to priming and painting, and they finish with a durable commercial furniture-grade coating. Now that is not something you cannot achieve as a do-it-yourselfer!

What to Expect When Your Cabinets are in the Process of Refinishing

They spend four to five days working on the cabinet frames in your home. During the process, the rest of the home will remain clean and usable throughout the week. They strive to maintain the highest respect for you and your home while working there.

  1. They tape off the entire kitchen and floors, and drop a plastic curtain around the perimeter of your kitchen. 
  2. Next they remove the existing cabinet doors and drawer fronts from the cabinet frames and mark where they go so they can properly reinstall them. 
  3. Once the cabinet drawer fronts and doors are removed, they wash, hand-sand, repair cracks and blemishes, prime, repair, then spray the finish onto all exterior surfaces of the cabinet frames and doors and drawer fronts at the spray facility. All paint is water-based and has low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), which makes the work done inside your home less odorous.

The rest of the process is completed in their shop. This allows you to enjoy normal life at home while your kitchen is undergoing a major transformation.

At the shop, the cabinet doors and drawers go through several stages:

  1. The doors and drawer fronts go through the same process as the boxes and frames in your kitchen; everything is washed, hand-sanded, cracks and blemishes are repaired, then they are primed, and repaired again to achieve a furniture-grade finish. 
  2. All of the pieces then receive three coats of a post catalyzed polyurethane top coat, applied in their contaminant-free spray booth.
  3. After the pieces are adequately cured, the cabinet doors and drawer fronts, as well as any new knobs/handles are reinstalled to complete the process.

Contact Jim and Jen online or call (970) 282-9856 to schedule a FREE consultation. Their showroom is located at 1833 East Harmony Rd. #6 in Fort Collins, which is convenient for clients in Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Johnstown, Longmont, Timnath, Wellington, Severance and all along the Front Range.

When it comes to refinishing your cabinets, save yourself the time, money and frustration of trying to do this project on your own and leave it to the pros at Summit Cabinet Coatings! They will do a professional job that will last for years to come!