Frequently asked questions
How long does a kitchen take from start to finish?
Although each job is different, a typical kitchen takes 2 weeks from the time we pick up the doors until we are completely finished. Not all of that time is spent in your home. We do the doors in our shop to reduce fumes and time spent working onsite. Typically we average 4 days of working in the home.
When is payment due?
A deposit prior to starting the job is required. Full payment upon completion.
Do you have any videos of your process?
We are in the process of adding this feature.
Is there any bad smell during the process?
The doors are brought to our shop to reduce spraying inside the home. The majority of our two-week window is spent preparing the cabinets for spraying and not actually spraying. When we do spray it is usually all done in one day and the fumes dissipate later that same day.
Is this a messy process?
Quite the contrary! We take great care to protect everything in your home so when we leave, the only way you can tell we were there is by your cabinets being made new.
What kind of paint do you use?
We only use the highest quality industrial conversion varnish. This is not something that you can even find in big box stores. It is the most durable and easy to clean finish. It also does not yellow over time, so you can choose your color with confidence, knowing it will not change over time.
Do you give a warranty?
Yes! We stand behind our work! Each job comes wtih a free 10 year non-transferrable warranty that covers dfective workmanship. It does not cover normal 'wear and tear' or abuse.
Can you paint over any existing finish?
We can only warranty our work when it is applied over oil-based finishes. We can go over other finishes such as water-based finishes, but we can only do so at the customer's risk. No warranty would be offered in this case.
Can you strip the cabinets down to bare wood to ensure adhesion?
No, we do not strip cabinets down to bare wood, we scuff them and prime them to accept our materials. Stripping of the cabinets would have to be performed by someone else and inspected by The Cabinet Makeover before we would proceed.
Can you modify my existing cabinets such as adding or subtracting pull-outs?
Yes, we are a full service cabinet company.
Do you spray everything or do you brush and roll the 'boxes'?
Everything is sprayed to give a uniform finish. We take the doors and drawer fronts to our shop and spray them in a dust controlled environment. The cabinet boxes are worked on simultaneously by a different team in your home. Everything is taped off, to protect the surrounding kitchen from any overspray.
Do I need to empty my cabinets?
We do not spray the inside of your cabinets, so your contents of your cabinets can remain in place. The only exception would be cabinets that have items falling out of them, or doors that would not be able to be closed.