Restoration and RefinishingFor Customers looking for options and/ or to save money in their remodeling projects Avalante has several different ways to help. When a customer contacts us we ask questions, the answers help us to direct the customer in the right direction and hopefully save money.
If the customer like their cabinets and the color but feel they look drab and worn and the finish is dry or coming off around the sink area and other areas where water is, then Avalante would suggest a CABINET RESTORATION. Cabinet restoration is when we do a cleaning and degreasing of the existing finish, light sand of the existing finish topical touchup and stain adjusting (color is to remain as original) and recoating of the cabinets with a sprayed on finish that is compatible with the original finish.
Another option of RESTORATION is one that Avalante offers and has been performing for over 10 years is less costly then refinishing or replacement of cabinets. This option is great if you want to change the color of your cabinets we can make them darker or lighter. This can be done if you are just wanting to change the color without doing extensive remodeling or if you are doing the extensive remodeling this will save you money. Avalante has developed a procedure where we can go over your existing finish without having to strip them of the old finish. (Avalante performs a test to make sure that our material is compatible with the existing finish on your cabinets) there are several different ways we do this it all depends on what we are trying to achieve and they type of wood your cabinets are made of.
Last but not least is REFINISHING the traditional way of stripping your cabinets of the old finish down to bare wood and applying new stain and clear coat finish. I do not recommend this procedure if you have white wash cabinets as we will never be able to get all the white pigment from the wood which will cause blotchy spots in the finish, all other finishes are acceptable for stripping. This is the most costly procedure of all my options and we will give you an honest evaluation if itís worth doing to your cabinets.