Kitchen Cabinet Refacing in San Diego & Riverside
We Reface Cabinets with Made in America solid wood components as: doors and drawer fronts, and frames with plywood or veneer, depends on the option. In many cases, existing frame can be saved and refinished with the same application as other parts of cabinetry. Old and worn drawer boxes can be replaced with new high quality finished solid wood dove-tail maple boxes.
We can do modification to your existing Cabinets, frame, doors and drawer fronts, and to accommodate new Appliances. We can change your Cabinet layout and add an Island, or rebuild existing one according to your new desire. We can add some features improving storage space and convenience like: half-moons, trash pull-outs, Cabinet and pantry pull-outs. We can add decorative details to enhance your personal style like legs, half-legs, corbels, moldings, etc...
Old hardware can be replaced for soft-close hinges and drawer glides, new pulls or knobs can be added, or old ones can be re-installed.
For solid color finishes (Painted option), if the frame and panels are in good shape, they can be Refinished with Painted application to match new doors and drawer fronts. Painted application includes: preparation, stain blocking primer to prevent old finish from bleeding through, and two coats of Urethane fortified, high quality Enamel, in satin, semi-gloss and gloss finish, for a smooth, washable, durable and lasting finish. Or all components including frames can be refinished with tinted conversion varnish to get the same quality of finish.
For Stained finishes, our application application includes: sealer, two coats of urethane enriched Gel-Stain to get desired color and depth, and protective coatings of Polyurethane for a smooth, washable, durable and lasting finish.
Compare our materials and applications with that used by our competition and you will see that, in most cases, instead of Solid Wood components they use imported ones which are done in a new, printed technology, which means: the core of components is MDF or particle board with a thin, wood-like film for Stained Cabinets finished with tinted Lacquer. Whereas for solid color option they use a thin, opaque film finished with tinted Lacquer, too.
From practice, almost everybody knows, that Lacquer finishes are not durable and they deteriorate in a short time. Lacquer finishes are very thin and can be applied only in a thin layer; otherwise the can get runs and cracks. They are very easy to scratch, are not durable, do not withstand extremely aggressive kitchen elements as: sunlight, grease, moisture, human sweat, and high pressure of use. One layer of Lacquer has 1 mil thickness, while primer, paint and urethane 1.5 mil. Consequently, our finishes are minimum 6 mil thick for painted and stained applications.