You’re probably looking at your kitchen cabinets and wondering, ‘Is it time to refinish them yet?’ and ‘How do I even know they need a new look?’ Well, before we answer your questions, we would like to mention that kitchen cabinet refinishing is an inexpensive and easy way of renovating kitchen cabinets.
Replacing your kitchen cabinets can be quite a costly affair. In fact, your kitchen is the most expensive room to renovate. So if you’re interested in giving your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank, then kitchen cabinet refinishing would be your best option.
Having said that, it’s important to know when it’s time to refinish your kitchen cabinets. If you do it too late, you may run into costly repair expenses once the cabinets get really worn out. So, here are the six signs that shows it’s time to refinish your kitchen cabinets.
1) Paint Flaking and Peeling
If you have painted cabinets, they will often show signs of paint peeling and flaking over time due to failure in paint adherence. This could be as a result of exposure to excessive moisture or poor quality paint used in the previous paint job. Either way, peeling paint will definitely degrade the look of your entire kitchen considering the cabinets occupy a sizable space in that room. Hire a painting contractor to help repaint your cabinets and restore their lost glory.
2) Paint Blistering
Like paint peeling and flaking, this is an advanced sign of paint failure characterized by blisters forming under the paint film. Blistering is commonly caused by painting on wet surfaces or dumb surfaces, excessive exposure to moisture, using low-quality paints, among other factors. The bubbling paint will need to be removed before a new coat of paint is applied.
3) Paint/Stain Fading
This applies to both painted and stained kitchen cabinets. If the paint or stain seems a little faded and the surface is looking dull, your cabinets can look pretty dated and unappealing. This is one of the early signs that your kitchen cabinets need to be refinished. If your cabinets are fading too soon, your previous painter probably used low-quality paint that has less concentration of coloring pigments and binders.
4) You’re on a Budget
As earlier mentioned, a full kitchen cabinet remodel can be quite costly. Most average kitchen renovation projects, including replacing the entire kitchen cabinetry, could easily cost over $30,000. So if your budget can’t accommodate such type of investment, refinishing your kitchen cabinets is a much more pocket-friendly option.
5) Your Cabinets Look Outdated
If your kitchen cabinets look like they’re stuck in the 1980s, you need to upgrade them. Even if your countertops and appliances are from the future, old cabinets can seriously date your kitchen. In this case, refacing your kitchen cabinets will help update their style and appearance and give your kitchen a modern look. Refacing is essentially replacing the kitchen cabinet doors and sometimes adding a laminate layer on the exterior of the cabinet boxes.
Get Your Kitchen Cabinets Professionally Refinished Today
If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little tired and dated, and showing signs of paint/stain failure, it’s time to refinish them. As long as they’re still in good physical condition, you don’t have to incur the massive cost of replacing the entire set –hire a professional painting contractor to refinish them.
If you’re looking for professional help refinishing your kitchen cabinets, Maller Painting can help. We have years of kitchen cabinet painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon. To give us a try, simply book a FREE estimate below or call us on (503) 410-6366 if you have any questions.