Cabinet Refinishing

Are your kitchen cabinets ready for a new look? There is no need to replace, when you can refinish.

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Cabinet refinishing is the perfect way to economically update your kitchen!

If your kitchen or bathroom is ready for a makeover, you’ve come to the right place. Ideal Refinishing can help you refinish your kitchen cabinets and countertops for much less than the cost of replacements. Refinishing is a high-quality, low-cost option for home remodeling projects.

Cabinet refinishing typically costs just half of laminate/veneer refacing and less than a third of the cost of replacing!  

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"Steven and Anna were a pleasure to work with. My kitchen looks completely brand new and I'm very pleased with the cabinets and countertops. I will definately be recommending them to my friends and family."

- Alicia Marcoe, Parkville, Maryland

How does cabinet refinishing work?

As with all refinishing projects, it is important that the substrate is properly prepped before the refinishing applications. All surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned, including cabinet faces, drawers, and boxes to remove residue from normal kitchen uses, such as oil, grease, and fingerprints. Cabinet components are broken down, and hardware is removed so that the surfaces can be fully prepped, repaired, primed, and refinished. Removable surfaces are refinished at our shop and the permanently fixed boxes and pieces are carefully refinished on-site. It is important to use a professional system – components should sprayed with products and equipment specifically designed for cabinet refinishing.


First, the existing cabinets are cleaned and prepped.

Our first step is to remove the cabinet faces, drawers, and hardware. These will be cataloged and taken back to our shop for cleaning and refinishing.  We will clean and prep the cabinet boxes in place in your kitchen.  All surfaces will be cleaned with professional solvent and water-based cleaners and then sanded and scuffed to prepare the surface for a mechanical bond with the base layer materials.  If minor or major surface repairs are needed, this will also be completed at this time


Next, all surfaces are primed with UltraGrip™ 4000 low VOC epoxy primer.

Ideal Refinishing uses only professional-grade materials from Hawk Research Laboratories. Our choice of primer is developed specifically for cabinet refinishing and provides a high-build, fast drying, ultra moisture resistant base surface for your cabinet topcoats.  The high-build formula is engineered to cover and fill minor surface imperfections, scratches, and wood grain textures.


Finally, cabinet faces, drawers, and boxes are refinished with CabinetCote™ 9700 topcoat

Cabinets are professionally sprayed with a high-quality acrylic urethane topcoat.  While the trend in color choice is most typically white or off-white, customers can choose from a variety of custom colors. Topcoats contain Sterlion™ antimicrobial technology to help keep your new cabinet surfaces safe from potentially damaging bacteria, and can use a matte, eggshell, or semi-gloss finish. Once refinishing is complete, all pieces are reassembled in your home.

Ready to remodel your kitchen cabinets?

In most cases we can give you an estimate right over the phone, but we are happy to come to you! Let us show you how to bring new life to your kitchen!

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"Highly recommend Ideal Refinishing. Professional, knowledgeable and reliable."

- Thomas Garret, Sparks, MD

Environmentally safe cabinet refinishing.

Ideal Refinishing uses environmentally friendly low VOC materials. All workspaces are properly sealed and ventilated with a portable fume extraction exhaust unit. The safety and health of your household and our employees is extremely important to us.

Did you know we can refinish just about any surface? Including:

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Let us show you how to get the most out of your kitchen cabinets and countertops

Ideal Refinishing is a dedicated, small team of surface professionals ready to help you return the brilliance and beauty to your kitchen and bathroom countertops, vanities, showers, surrounds and bathtubs. Call us today!

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