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It’s an Art: How we do cabinet refinishing

Cabinet refinishing is not a simple or quick process. That may sound elitist, as most people believe that you just strip the old paint off and then apply the new paint.


However, as you will see, it is a complicated process. You want your cabinets to look smooth and finished. After all, you use your cabinets every day and when guests come over, you don’t want your cabinets to look chipped and outdated. Thus, due to our cabinet refinishing process, we can truly make it look as if they just came out of a showroom.



So, if you are wondering why the cost to refinish your cabinets is higher than some cabinet refinishers, it has to do with quality. Here is our process:

  • All doors and drawers are brought to the shop.

  • All doors and drawers are degreased.

  • All doors and drawers will be sanded.

  • All doors and drawers will get one coat of wood conditioner.

  • All doors and drawers will get 3 coats of wood coating in the back and four in the front.

Now for the cabinet frame:


  • Before we start all contour tops and floors will be protected with ram board.

  • All appliances will be covered with plastic.

  • We build a barrow wall to keep in all the overspray and dust.

  • Then we do the same cabinet refinishing process as above for the doors and drawers.



Once we have completed the cabinet refinishing process, the cabinets and doors are dried. In just a few hours (depending on the size and number of cabinets) you can start using your cabinets again! They are now refinished and updated for the 21st Century!


The work we do should last ten years or more, depending on the wear and tear of your cabinets. Also, as I stated in previous blogs, you will know due to sure signs when your cabinets need blogs, you will know due to sure signs when your cabinets need to be refinished. If you are not sure, call us for a free consultation.


If you are considering cabinet refinishing, contact A&T Cabinet Refinishing and Interior/Exterior Painting at (434) 989-7217 for a free consultation. We use an artisan Italian wood coating, Milesi 2K, which revitalizes your kitchen cabinets. It adds value to your home and looks great. It's also scratch-resistant and has a 5-year warranty.


We serve Central Virginia, Charlottesville, Richmond, Albemarle, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Nelson, Harrisonburg, and points in between.



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