Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing in San Diego & Riverside

Cabinet Refinishing San Diego CA

Cabinet refinishing can transform a kitchen at a fraction of the cost of renovating or remodeling. By using the original cabinets as the base, refinishing minimizes material costs and waste. The wood or paint applies during refinishing gives the cabinets a new and totally different look.

Please notice the difference in the process of Cabinet Refinishing process and materials used by Dream Cabinets by Stan and our competition and you will learn that our finishes surpass those of others.

Our process derives from Old World Antique furniture Finishing technologies and is widely used today in Europe in Antique furniture restoration and replicas.

For all solid color (Painted) finishes, after thorough preparation, we apply stain blocking primer to prevent old color from bleeding through, then we apply 2 coats of Urethane enriched, Alkyd Enamel in matte, satin, semi-gloss or gloss sheen. Color of finish can range in spectrum from white to black, as customers desire for painting.


For French Country finishes, after thorough preparation, we apply Stain blocking Primer to prevent old color from bleeding through, then apply  Urethane enriched Alkyd Enamel as a base coat, on the top of this we do Glazing to achieve Antiquing effect. If Distressing effect is desired, we do it before Glazing. Finally we protect finish with Polyurethane for a smooth, washable, durable and lasting finish. Sheen can be as above matte, satin, semi-gloss or gloss.

For Wood-like, Stained finishes, after thorough preparation, we hand-apply 2 coats of Urethane enriched oil-based Gel-Stain to get the desired color and depth. Then, we protect finish with 2 coats of Polyurethane for a smooth, washable, duarable and lasting finish. Sheen can be matte, satin, semi-gloss or gloss.

Almost all our competition uses acetone-based sprayed Stains or tinted Lacquers. These products are very thin, they can be applied in only thin layers otherwise they run and crack.They fade over the time, they are easy to scratch, they are not durable, and start deteriorating in a very short time in aggressive kitchen or bathroom environment, due to exposure to aggressive elements like: grease, fumes from cooking, make-up agent,  human sweat and light operation, they all make Kitchen Cabinets prone to extensive damages.

Urethane enriched Enamels and Polyurethane protected finishes are much more resistant to aggressive Kitchen and bathroom environment. They do not fade, are much more durable and easy to clean. Additionally, in a case of damage they are easy to fix, they can be rolled and brushed contrary to Lacquered finishes which can not be touched up without noticing repair.

What's the difference between kitchen cabinet refinishing vs refacing?

The terms refacing and resurfacing can usually be used interchangeably. Both involve taking the existing cabinet doors, drawer fronts, etc. and replacing their surfaces with laminates or thin wood veneers, as well as changing the hardware. Learn more about kitchen cabinet refacing in our FAQ.