Is It Time to Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets?

As you look at your kitchen cabinets, do you feel it’s time for a change? Depending on the condition of your cabinets, you don’t have to replace them. There are professional cabinet refinishing services that can help you. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global paint and coatings market size is predicted to grow from $167.04 billion in 2022 to $235.06 billion by 2029. Here are signs it’s time to give one of these professionals a call.

Worn Out Appearance

Are your once vibrant and sleek cabinets now looking worn down? Does it appear that the finishing has worn off in patches or completely? If so, cabinet refinishing services should be called immediately. After all, the finish on your cabinets can help protect them from moisture damage, especially when you’re cooking in a hot place like the kitchen. The good thing is, just because they look worn down doesn’t mean that they’re no longer useful. That worn appearance might be just that, an appearance, but refinishing can restore its original look.

Scratches and Dents

Are there several scratches and dents on your cabinet surfaces? Scratches on kitchen cabinets can come from a variety of things. Maybe you had previous work in your kitchen or someone was moving large objects around. People may not have been careful of where they’ve bumped into. Dents can also happen if someone slammed the doors too hard.

Change in Decor

Is it time to redecorate your entire kitchen? If you haven’t done kitchen remodeling in a few years, you can do so from head to toe. As mentioned, if your cabinet structure is still intact, there’s no need to install new ones. Rely on cabinet refinishing services to enhance your existing cabinet structure. Professionals can paint your cabinets to match your kitchen walls or provide a stark contrast. Paint or staining can be used to reflect whatever kitchen theme or mood that you’re trying to set. For example, if you want to create a more open space, white cabinets can do the job. If you want to create a more cheery, fun atmosphere, how about yellow cabinet refinishing paint?

Water Damage

Does your cabinet show signs of water damage? Remember, your kitchen is a room where there’s a lot of cooking activity going on. Moisture can get on your cabinets by way of drinks or food liquids. So when you’re cooking, it’s essential to be careful and know where food may splash, so it doesn’t damage other features. This water damage can also result from the moisture of humidity. Even without liquid splashing on your cabinets, they may be susceptible to a humid environment if your kitchen doesn’t have proper ventilation. Water damage on your cabinet will often show up by way of stains. If there is an intense amount of water damage, your doors may also have a little bit of warping.


One of the side effects of water damage is the presence of mold. According to CNET, mold only takes 24 to 72 hours to sprout in a wet environment. So if you see mold growing on or inside your cabinets, they definitely could use the professional services of cabinet refinishing experts. During cabinet refinishing, they will remove the damaged layer of the cabinets and get rid of the mold.


Have you lived in your home for a long time? Are you just making relevant kitchen remodeling updates now? If you’re among the over 60% of Americans living in a home built before 1980, a cabinet update may be long overdue. So your cabinet structure may still be beautiful, but maybe the finish color or outside design is no longer working. It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint or staining can update your cabinets and bring them back into the modern age.

Out Grown Color

Maybe your cabinets still look great and the color is intact. However, if you’ve simply outgrown the existing color, you don’t have to continue to live with it. If you prefer cabinets in your favorite color, and your favorite color has changed, now is the time to update that. You may be at the point where you really don’t want any cabinet color and would prefer to see the natural grain of the wood. Don’t worry, cabinet refinishing can remove the existing layer of paint, smooth down the surface, and ensure that the beautiful wood grain is exposed but under a protected sealant.

Holiday Prep

The holidays are just around the corner. Are you excited about hosting Thanksgiving for the whole family, as well as a series of Christmas parties? Do you plan to have family and friends in the kitchen helping you prep dishes and make plenty of holiday toasts well into the New Year? Are you feeling subconscious about the current state of your cabinets? If so, cabinet refinishing professionals can ensure your cabinets look beautiful and stunning just in time to host your holiday get-togethers.

Home Value

Are you expecting a visit from the home appraiser soon? Are you trying to get a boost in home equity? A great way to do that is by making sure your entire kitchen looks on point. After all, the kitchen is often the top choice for home remodeling projects and is one of the main rooms a potential home buyer focuses on. So if you want to impress the appraiser and get the highest value possible, have those worn-out or fading cabinets restored by refinishing services. With the right professionals on hand, you may end up having a greater amount of equity than before.


Do you plan on moving and putting your home up for sale soon? If so, make sure you make any relevant updates to parts of your home that may appear to be outdated or in need of repair. After all, your home is not the only home on the market, and there may be other houses for sale right in your own neighborhood. Make all the efforts possible to have your kitchen updated, and a great way to do that is by ensuring your cabinets stand out in a positive way. When people walk into your kitchen to view your home, you want them to be impressed with your cabinets and everything else. The last thing you’d want is for them to request for you to make repairs. After all, you could lose a potential buyer if you have to wait to make repairs, so be proactive and make any updates necessary before you list your home.

As you can see, you have many ways to tell whether or not you need cabinet refinishing for your kitchen. Your cabinets are a standout feature in that room, so you always want to make a good impression, especially if you plan on hosting events or putting your home on the market. Plus, having a beautiful kitchen to come into every day can always brighten your mood and create a space you never want to leave. Before you sign up for cabinet refinishing, you want to ensure that you find an experienced contractor that you can trust. Start by contacting our team at Sucro Painting today for a consultation. We look forward to revamping your cabinets and making them look new again.