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Pricing kitchen cabinet refinishing?

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I have a customer that wants an estimate on an entire kitchen cabinet refinish .... I have no idea where to even begin!

Is there some kind of industry formula that one could apply? There are some large sides, face frames, doors, drawer fronts and an island that all need to be sanded, re-stained, and clear coated.

Generally cabinets are (post #202291, reply #1 of 4)

Generally cabinets are refaced rather than refinished. 


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Keep in mind that you can (post #202291, reply #2 of 4)

Keep in mind that you can never guess, from one such job to the next, how much grease will figure into the situation.  Some folks never fry anything, others deep-fry everything.  They may have wiped the cabinets clean, but the grease will still give you problems.  So you need to assume the worst and thoroughly wash everything at the start.


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  The range of Kitchen (post #202291, reply #3 of 4)

 

The range of Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing cost can be estimated by calculating from average, current material and labor cost levels for the specified zip code. These estimates are accurate to within +/-10%. However, the average cost to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets can may ranges from $4.63 to $6.18 per square foot. But this is just an estimate, it varies with job complexity, level of preparation and finish quality.

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I would guess........ (post #202291, reply #4 of 4)

that after more than a year, the OP could give you an exact cost if he did the job.

 

Here's question for you.

How long would it take you to refinish one side of one avg cab door?  Say 18"x30".

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