Refinishing is a great way to extend the life and usefulness of existing bathroom cabinets, while giving them a fresh visual appeal. Cabinets that are faded or have blemishes can be repaired, and a protective coating can be applied. There's no need to buy new cabinets if you can restore the older ones to a nearly new condition.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$4.89||$10.86|
|Range for this type of project:||$587||$1,304|
Cabinet Refinishing Cost
Complete cost of oil-based, semi-transparent stain with integral sealer for a durable, natural finish. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups.
Cabinet Refinishing Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surface will be prepared by removing and masking hardware and thorough cleaning, scraping, and sanding (up to 6 hours per 100 SF). Stain will be uniformly applied, and two coats of water-based clear coating will ensure longevity. After the coating dries, all hardware will be replaced. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Cabinet Refinishing Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair and preparation, primers, and cleanup supplies.
|cost to refinish bathroom cabinets|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$0.57|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$930.21|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$577.57 - $1,282.86|
Depending on the type of finish chosen, the cabinets must be cleaned and sanded in order to prepare the surface for paint or stain. The structure and face of the cabinet should be examined for any damaged areas so appropriate repairs can be made. It's also necessary to remove attached hardware, such as hinges, handles or decorative accessories, so that a uniform finish can be applied to the entire surface.
In addition to the number of cabinets being refinished, there are several circumstances that can impact the project cost. If there is any damage, there may be additional costs for the labor and materials needed to complete the repairs. The amount of sanding required will vary according to the cabinet color and condition, and the desired finishing results. Some cabinet surfaces may also require additional coats of primer. If the cabinets are located in an area that is difficult to access, it can increase the amount of time spent on the project.
Because of the many difficulties that can arise and the professional results desired, most homeowners choose to contract a refinishing specialist to perform the work. An expert can locate and repair any weak or problem areas in the cabinet structure and recommend the best refinishing process for any particular situation.