Questions to Ask your Kitchen Cabinet Painting Contractor

It’s time to refinish your kitchen cabinets. You’ve done your research that refinishing is the best choice for your cabinets and the next step is finding the best contractor for the job.

Of course, there are countless contractors out there who are offering their services. How do you know which pro to hire? To help you in your search for the best kitchen cabinet refinishing contractor, we have compiled a list of questions to help you sort through the competition.

Are Cabinets Your Specialty?

This may seem like a strange question, but painting cabinets requires a specific set of skills and lots of experience. Not all painters have the background required to tackle your job.

Cabinet painting can be done by rolling and brushing or by spraying. If the painter is not familiar with the proper steps, the results may lack that factory finished look. Save yourself some pain and hire someone who is experienced in refinishing cabinets.

What is your process?

Another way to figure out if you’ve found the right painting contractor is to ask about the steps involved in their cabinet painting process. This will help you to better understand whether or not they know the proper process involved.

A properly prepped surface will have been cleaned, sanded and primed. Adding a primer layer is crucial to refinishing cabinets. Without it, the final coats will not adhere correctly, and the grain of the wood will eventually show through.

The simple process of asking the right questions will help you to avoid any issues and hire someone who will transform your kitchen.

Can you show me samples of your work?

A quality painting contractor will be able to provide samples of their work, generally these are in the form of pictures, but many painting contractors also provide sample boards. These sample boards will show you if the painting contractor is skilled in cabinet refinishing. You can also compare samples with other painters to decide who is the best fit for your project.

Can you provide references?

A referral goes a long way when it comes to selecting painting contractors. Ask potential contractors if they have any references who would be willing to share their experience. You can also go online to find reviews on websites such as Homestars and Google Reviews, both are reputable places to look.

Like samples, photos are also a great wat to gauge the quality of work provided by a painting contractor. Check places like social media such as Facebook or Instagram and see if they are regularly updating their page with their work. Facebook is also a source of reviews.

Are you Insured?

While it may not seem like a major issue on a painting project, accidents do still occur. A committed painting contractor will take steps to protect their team and your home through liability insurance. By verifying that your painting contractor has taken the proper legal steps to obtain liability insurance, you can ensure that your home will be protected.



Prorise Painting provides detailed and transparent consultations and estimates. Are you a homeowner or a business professional? Do you need one room or the entire office repainted? Trust that Prorise Painting will do the job right the first time, each and every time.