FAQs2019-01-08T20:38:24+00:00

FAQ’s

What is involved in the countertop refinishing process?2018-12-31T15:45:07+00:00

First, any silicone caulking is removed from around the countertop or tile and any repairs are done to the surface. Next, we mask the area around the top and bottom of the surface including the floor and put sheets of plastic up to contain the work area. After everything is masked and prepped, an epoxy primer is sprayed on the surface to promote a strong adhesion to the existing surface. We then apply a high solid polyurethane coating mixed with your choice of stone finish colour. This gives the unique one-of-a-kind stone finish and incredible durability. Last but not least, we remove all the masking material and clean up the work area.

How tough is the new countertop surface?2018-12-31T15:44:44+00:00

The material used is extremely durable. The stone finish is scratch resistant, stain resistant and heat resistant to 500 degrees. It is similar to the material used on the Alaskan Pipeline.

Does my sink have to be removed?2018-12-31T15:44:21+00:00

No, we do all the resurfacing without removing the sink saving you the cost of hiring a plumber and any other costs that may arise with disconnecting plumbing.

When can I start using my counter?2018-12-31T15:44:01+00:00

You can begin using your counter  2 days after completion.

How long does each process take?2018-12-31T15:43:33+00:00

Countertops: Most countertop jobs are finished in 3-5 hours. Cabinets: Cabinet jobs are a two week process from start to finish.

Is there a strong odour?2018-12-31T15:43:07+00:00

Countertops and Tiles: Yes, but the odour dissipates after a few hours. Cabinets: The odour is very minimal and comparative to house paint.

Do you offer a warranty?2018-12-31T15:42:45+00:00

Yes, all work performed by Revived Interiors comes with a 2 year written warranty on materials and workmanship.

What is the cabinet refinishing process?2018-12-31T15:42:27+00:00

On the first day, we remove all the doors to be taken to the shop for spraying. We then mask the surrounding area to begin work on the cabinet boxes which are scuffed and primed. Once that is complete, we brush and roll the first coat of colour on the boxes. On the second day, we brush and roll a second coat of colour and inspect the cabinets for quality. The area is then unmasked and cleaned up. We then begin work in the shop on the cabinet doors. The doors are degreased, sanded, primed and sprayed with two coats of colour before being allowed to dry for reinstallation. Once the doors are properly dry and ready for transport we return for the reinstallation and the hardware is reapplied completing the new look of your kitchen.

Will I still see the wood grain – how will the doors look?2018-12-31T15:42:03+00:00

If the door is oak or another type of wood that has a visible grain, the grain will still show through the paint. Paint is not a filler, it is a coating that covers the surface to change the colour or appearance. Paint does not change the texture leaving the original character in tact.

What product do you use on the cabinets?2018-12-31T15:41:40+00:00

We use only top quality Benjamin Moore ADVANCE® Waterborne Interior Alkyd Paint.

How many cabinet colours are there to choose from?2018-12-31T15:41:15+00:00

You can choose any colour in the Benjamin Moore colour wheel.

Can the hardware be replaced?2018-12-31T15:40:53+00:00

Yes, but we need to be made aware prior to the job start so we know if new holes will need to be drilled.

Can the cabinet doors be replaced?2018-12-31T15:40:19+00:00

Yes, for an additional cost new doors can be ordered. Please ask for more information should you require a quote for replacement doors.

How do I clean each new surface?2018-12-31T15:39:53+00:00

For both cabinet and countertop surfaces, we recommend you use a soft cloth with dish soap and water and avoid abrasives. Do not clean cabinets for the first 30 days to allow pain to fully cure and then use only light pressure. They do not need to be scrubbed as the paint is a washable product.

Will the doors chip?2018-12-31T15:39:29+00:00

If they are hit with a hard object the paint may chip. We always include touch up paint with each job. The Advance product blends in well and becomes virtually unnoticed when applied.

If the original colour is dark – can you still go to a white or light colour?2018-12-31T15:39:05+00:00

Yes, it does not matter what the underlying colour is. You may choose any colour from the Benjamin Moore colour wheel for your new look.

What is the difference between refaced, replaced and refinished?2018-12-31T15:38:41+00:00

Replacing is the most expensive option and means you are tearing out all the original or old cabinet doors and boxes and replacing with brand new cabinet doors and boxes, often done to change the layout of a kitchen. Refaced means replacing cabinet door and drawer fronts and veneering the exterior of the cabinet boxes. Your kitchen layout stays the same and the existing cabinet boxes remain in place. Refinish means you are refinishing by staining or painting over what is currently existing without replacing doors or boxes.  Refinishing kitchen cabinets is a simple and inexpensive way to create a whole new look to transforms your kitchen without a messy renovation.

Why don’t you use lacquer on cabinets?2018-12-31T15:34:51+00:00

We prefer to not use lacquer as it has to be sprayed, meaning some spraying has to be done in your home. Lacquer has a very strong odour that some people and pets can be sensitive too. Whenever possible we choose the least invasive method to complete a refinishing job without sacrificing quality. Both the Benjamin Moore Advance paints we use and lacquer are durable products. However, all paint is susceptible to chipping and lacquer can’t be touched up should it chip.