Don't Replace them...Refinish Them!

Artisan Kitchen Cabinet Refinishers

Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our service and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send email to
Why Choose refinishing instead of replacing or refacing?
Refinishing cabinets is a cost efficient alternative to replacing or refacing.  Refacing cabinets can cost between $8,000.00 to $12,000.00.  Replacing can cost between $25,000.00 to $50,000.00 per kitchen depending on the size and style.

How long does it take to have the kitchen cabinets refinished?
Refinishing takes about 2 to 3 weeks.  Restoration takes about 2 to 3 days.

Do you do any carpentry work?
We do small carpentry work.  We will add crown molding, decorative molding, bead board and picture frames upon request.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, American Express,Visa and Mastercard.


If I call for a free consultation, what happens?

A consultant will come to your home and show you samples.  An estimate will be given in a few days.  Upon approval of the estimate, a sample of the finish will be done on one of your kitchen cabinet doors.  After approval of sample, work will be scheduled.

How can you refinish cabinets without stripping?
Depending on the finish, our proprietary materials allow us to change stain colors without stripping.

How much deposit is required?
Half down at the start of the job.  Final payment due upon completion.

How does the finish wear?

Two coats of cleanable, durable clear protects the new finish for years to come.

How do I clean the new finish?
Clean by using mild soap and water.

Do you offer new hardware?
We do not carry hardware, but would be happy to install it if you purchase it.  We can also move them to accommodate a different location.

What if I plan on getting new countertops?
We can refinish cabinets before or after coutertop installation.

What if my cabinets have heavy graining?
We offer finishes that will hide or accentuate the graining.

What if my cabinet doors or drawers need repairs?
We handle most small repairs but a consultant will advise you.

If my cabinets are veneered, can you still refinish them?
We have many finishes to accommodate veneers.

Will I have to empty my cabinets?
Generally speaking no, but you may want to remove breakable items.

Is there a warranty?

Yes, we warranty all work for 1 year.

What if my cabinets get damaged, ie., pets or kids?
We keep on file customer colors and finishes in the event of non-warranty items such as damage or abuse.  Repairs can be done for a nominal fee.

If my kitchen needs painting, do you offer that service?
Yes, in addition to kitchen cabinet refinishing, we also offer painting as well as faux finishing.

Can you change the stain color without stripping?
Yes, many cabinets such as golden oak and white wash are easily changed.

I want to add additional cabinets, can you match the old cabinets to the new ones?
Generally, we have to look at them first to be able to make that assessment.

My island is rather plain, can you make it look more like a piece of furniture?
Yes, we can add corbels, bead board, picture frames and moldings, then finish everything to the desired color.