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Tips To Re-Face And Refinish Your Cabinets In Your Home

So you have decided that instead of replacing the cabinets you want to reface and refinish them? Are you doing this yourself, or are you hiring a professional? If you are hiring a professional, make sure they are licensed and are working on a timeline you can deal with because, until the work is completed, you are going to have to stay out of the area they are working in. If you are doing this yourself, make sure you know what you are doing.

First, make sure you have the proper equipment. This means knowing what your current cabinets are made of and what they are finished with. You need to know this so you can remove anything that will interfere with refinishing them. Then collect the proper equipment and materials and place them in a central location you can easily access from where you are working.

Second, make sure the area is well ventilated and you are protected. This means wearing eye covers and having the required windows open and fans on. A lot of finishes smell bad, or are potentially hazardous to health if you don’t ventilate properly. Make sure you take all safety precautions the materials suggest.

Lastly, if you have pets and children, find some way to keep them out of the way. Maybe the kids and dog need to go somewhere for a week, on a vacation, while you work. But they need to stay away from the work site – no exceptions.

Refacing and refinishing your cabinets can give the house a facelift without a lot of expense. Just make sure you are prepared for the work.