Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets and Other Types of Cabinets


Kitchen Cabinet Spray Painting (Solid Color)

Changing Stain Color

Recondition Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Surface Restoration

Refinishing and Re-staining in New Color

Touch-up and Restore Existing Color

Hardware Adjustments

Surface Repairs


Refinishing means removing the topmost finish (clear-coat) and any color or underlying stain. Then a new stain-color and finish clear-coats are applied in the sheen or gloss you prefer.

Refinishing should not be confused with “refacing”. Refacing is the replacement of the cabinets doors, drawers (fronts) and covering boxes (see below).

Other processes, however, may also be classified under cabinet surface ‘finish work’. These include: reconditioning, resurfacing, restoring and painting. You may choose to have only damaged surface sections repaired and reconditioned, blended-in and finished.

‘Touch-up’ is defined as matching small surface imperfections to the surrounding surface.

Reconditioning or restoring are the same. Essentially with these, any surface damages are repaired color problems corrected and then a new clear finish is applied in the proper luster.

With any surface work you may also have the existing hardware, handle-pulls and hinges repolished. Or replace them with your own new ones or choose from our selections. Doors are remounted and drawers installed and all adjusted for proper operation. Any faulty parts such as drawer slides or door closures, magnets, rollers, etc., are replaced. You can have minor structural adjustments or alterations made, and durable repairs on cracked wood or broken edges.


Painting cabinets is another economical choice offered. Painting, covering-over with an opaque (non-transparent) solid-color finish. Generally, painting is not advised for hiding good resorable grain cabinet wood. For these woods, staining (refinishing) is recommended.  However, if you prefer the solid-color paint ‘look’, we can professionally spray-paint your cabinets in any color choice. Spraying produces a smooth, quality surface without unsightly paint-brush marks. Professional spray-painting costs more than “brush” painting, but is the preferred quality choice for a “new” look. 

If you are planning on changing the countertop, this would be done after completion of the cabinets. Countertop installers lift-off the existing countertop and replace it, generally in about a half-a-day or so. We offer other helpful cost-saving info and sources for your kitchen project. 

Anytime we paint, all spray painting advanced vapor is contained. 

Cabinet Replacing

Replacement involves changing everything including sink, countertop and all of the cabinets.  Cabinet replacement is a very disruptive process but offers the advantage of you being able to add new features and to change the style and layout of the cabinets. Cost is the limiting factor with the “average” kitchen cabinet replacement alone “costing to $15,000 or more” according to consumer surveys of the actual final price paid for all labor and materials. Price increases substantially for better quality replacement cabinets.


  • Low disruption and a short time to complete.
  • The finish dries in minutes little or no odor. Done any season of the year.
  • NO dust, dirt or residues through-out your home.
  • Handles & hinges cleaned and polished or change to new.
  • Any surface damages repaired and operations adjusted.
  • Save time, Save money and get the fine quality of proven, hands-on experience. Refinishing cabinets. Since 1966.
  • Ask about our EXCLUSIVE 5 YR limited WARRANTY


Georgetta HarveyGeorgetta Harvey
17:04 27 Nov 23
They did my kitchen cabinets and did a great job. Cleaned everything after they were done. Don,Lou,Rick and D.J. were great.
Kimberly CellittiKimberly Cellitti
16:56 02 Nov 23
Custom Decorators are professional and do a beautiful job updating cabinetry. My 36 year old cabinets look new!
Mary Helen CarrMary Helen Carr
22:51 28 Oct 23
I was extremely pleased . It looks like I have a brand new kitchen at a fraction of the cost. I recommend them highly believe me you will have no regrets. Don and the men he worked with were great and all was complete here at my home in 2 days but of course they took all my drawers and doors to their shop the week or so before to do them. They then came back with all and finished up all in the kitchen itself. Thanks again Custom Decorators
Kathy BurchKathy Burch
15:36 08 Oct 23
We were beyond pleased with the results of our kitchen cabinet remodel. We were given a time estimate of 2 to 4 weeks and they actually got it finished in 3. Very neat and tidy, left everything in great shape and took care to keep the jobsite clean. We have two rambunctious dogs who basically live in our kitchen area and it was pretty seamless how well it worked out even with them in there. The cabinets are gorgeous and so much prettier than we expected. Lou, Don and the guys were great to work with and we would highly recommend them. Thank you all!
Ann MeyerAnn Meyer
13:59 30 Sep 23
Pat LiebentrittPat Liebentritt
15:41 27 Sep 23
Custom Decorators did great job of refinishing my kitchen cabinets from medium brown to lovely shade of off white…during job they were professional, responsive, and on time…we felt it was very good value for price…really transformed look of kitchen…owner Louis Criscella was readily available to discuss and answer any and all questions…overall great experience…we highly recommend this company…Pat and Jim Liebentritt. Peters Twp
Erin PayerErin Payer
14:03 06 Jul 18
Very pleased with the process and end result of our cabinet remodel. The Custom Decorators team did a fantastic job at bringing our vision to life. Particularly impressed with their efficiency once in our home, refinishing the boxes and other elements (they did a great job sealing off and ventilating the kitchen). The outcome is fantastic. Our kitchen has taken on a whole new life, and we appreciate it greatly since this is where our family "lives".