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Don't Tear Out Your Old Cabinets -- Reface Them!​

When you see old, worn-out, beat-up cabinets, your first thought is that it's maybe the time to tear them out and put in new ones. But you don't have to! Cabinets can be refaced at a fraction of the cost of a total replacement. If the boxes are still sound, you can transform the look of your cabinets through refacing techniques.


For years, homeowners have been praising the many benefits of RTF cabinetry, ranging from its durability to how good it looks. CABINET REFACING PROS offers a beautiful selection of premium constructed cabinet doors and drawer fronts that can be customized to any style, color, or finish that you desire. Here are some other featured benefits to help you decide:

  • Strong and durable

  • Beautiful in any décor

  • Easy to clean

  • Low maintenance compared to natural wood

  • Smooth, uniform, and consistent color (free of knots and grain patterns)

  • Waterproof

  • Nonporous

  • Warp-resistant

  • Won't twist or crack easily

  • Stanislaw Ziolkowski


Updated: Aug 15, 2022

When you see cabinets in track homes, even those upscaled, you will notice that almost all of them are finished with tinted lacquer applications.

For stained finishes on wood cabinets, most contractors use tinted lacquer and apply maximum 2 coats, which gives only 2 mil of thickness. In aggressive kitchen environment this kind of finish deteriorates in a very short time, it blisters and cracks at joints, and get dissolved by human sweat and grease in heavy use areas. In many cases and after a short time, sprayed lacquer cabinets need extensive repair or total overhaul, which both could be very costly.

At Dream Cabinets by Stan, we employ for stained applications, a traditional way of doing it and use only high-quality products available on today’s market. After thorough preparation involving cleaning with TSP, sanding, blending damaged areas with existing finish, we hand-apply 2 coats of oil-based and urethane enriched gel- stain to get a desire color and depth. Then we protect finish with 2 coats of acrylic polyurethane for a smooth, washable, durable and lasting finish. Sanding between coats is a part of application to ensure proper adhesion and smooth finish. Call or text Dream Cabinets by Stan at 760-310-7570 to schedule an appointment and learn more about our services and products. You will be thrilled to see what can be done with our unique application. There is no other stain that could come even close to oil-based and urethane enriched gel-stain. It’s amazing how our finishes can be touched up even by unexperienced homeowners. Gel-stain is the only stain that can be used for refinishing cabinets if you want to keep beauty of wood grain and color whereas sprayed stains look like painted applications and only have poor imitation of wood look.

TAGS: Kitchen remodeling, Kitchen renovation, Cabinet refacing, Cabinet refinishing, Cabinet painting, Cabinet staining, Kitchen countertops, Bleached white oak cabinets, French Country style cabinets

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