"Renew-It did an excellent job. Takes pride in his work. Looks brand new! I would not hesitate to recommend this company." - Julie Doran

Learn more about Renew-It Cabinet Refinishing

Portland's Cabinet Refinishing Pros

Ugly Cabinets? Some older kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets are chipped, worn, faded and just plain worn out. Now you can Renew-It to look like new and save $1000s compared to replacement. 

  • Costs much less than replacement
  • Ready to use in 24-48 hours
  • Lasts for years
  • Looks like new
  • Easy to clean

Choosing the wrong company to refinish your cabinets can be a disaster. Choosing the wrong cabinet refinishing company in Portland, OR can make your life miserable and cost you time and money. Take your time and choose wisely.

Choose Renew-It for Peace of Mind! Choosing the right cabinet refinishing company to refinish your old, ugly, worn out cabinets can save you time, frustration and money. Renew-It has been the #1 choice in Portland and Vancouver for cabinet refinishing since 1994. Learn more below or call us today to get started.

Our Process

Our cabinet refinishing process is as detailed as they come. Our goal is to provide you with new looking cabinets that will last for years and even decades. We give you the most for your money and they most enjoyment from this experience.


Assessment and Cleaning:

The first step is to assess the condition of the cabinets. Any existing damage, such as chips, cracks, or stains, are identified. The cabinets are thoroughly cleaned to remove dirt, food debris, mineral deposits, and any other contaminants. This step ensures proper adhesion of the new cabinet refinishing coatings.

Repairing Damages:

Any chips, cracks, or other damage to the cabinet surface are repaired at this point. This may involve filling in the damaged areas with a bonding agent or filler to create a smooth surface. Minor chip repairs are typically covered by the cost of refinishing.

Surface Prep:

The surface of the cabinets is etched or sanded to create a slightly rough texture. This helps the new coatings adhere securely to the existing surface. Without this process the cabinets will peel in days, weeks or months and will need to be refinished again.

Masking and Protecting:

If we are refinishing your cabinets in place, areas around the cabinets, such as fixtures, walls, and floors, are carefully masked off and protected to prevent overspray or damage during the refinishing process. The more time and attention giving to this step, the better the cabinet refinishing job will look and will result in less cleanup after.

Ventilation and Safety Precautions:

Proper ventilation is set up to ensure the fumes from the refinishing materials are safely extracted. Safety equipment, such as masks and protective clothing, will be worn by your professional Renew-It refinishing technician.

Application of Primer:

A bonding primer is applied to the prepared surface of your cabinets. The primer enhances adhesion and promotes a strong bond between the existing surface and the new coatings. This also helps the finished product to look smooth and shiny.

Application of Coatings:

Multiple layers of specialized coatings are applied to the cabinet frames and doors. These coatings often include layers of color and a clear topcoat. You can choose a different color for the inside and outside of the cabinets. These colors are applied at different times of course. We will mask off of the portion not being painted to prevent overspray.

Final Inspection and Touch-ups:

Once the cabinet are finished, a final inspection is conducted. Any imperfections or areas that may require touch-ups are addressed. This step ensures a smooth and even finish.

Unmasking and Cleanup:

The protective masking is carefully removed from the surrounding areas, and any cleanup is performed to ensure the kitchen or bathroom is left in a clean and tidy condition. We will invite you into the room to inspect the final product. At this point we will explain how to take care of your newly refinished cabinets, explain your warranty, handle payment details, and ask you to leave us a review online to help others make a wise choice when choosing their cabinet refinishing company in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.

Curing Time:

After the coatings are applied, the cabinets need time to cure. The curing time can vary but is typically around 24-48 hours. During this period, the cabinets should not be used to ensure the coatings properly set.


See our cost to refinish cabinets here. Renew-It Refinishing offers three different levels of cabinet refinishing service. Basic, Deluxe and our Best Cabinet Reglazing.

Our Basic Cabinet Refinishing comes with a 1 Year No-Peel Warranty and is a perfectly respectable and durable cabinet restoration service for those on a budget or for those who aren't interested in a long warranty. See pricing below.

Our Deluxe Cabinet Refinishing comes with a 5 Year No-Peel Warranty and is a great cabinet resurfacing service for those who want an even more durable, more glossy surface, and for those who want the comfort of a 5 Year No-Peel Warranty. See pricing below.

Our Best Cabinet Refinishing comes with Portland, Oregon's only Lifetime No-Peel Warranty and is the absolute best cabinet reglazing process available in Portland, OR Guaranteed. Our Best Cabinet Refinishing Service receives a thorough etching and bonding agent to ensure decades of beauty.

It receives at least 5 coats of durable, high quality cabinet refinishing materials to ensure a rock hard surface that cannot peel. Our Best Cabinet Refinishing process is truly the absolute best cabinet resurfacing available in Portland Guaranteed! And boasts the only Lifetime No-Peel Cabinet Refinishing Warranty in Portland, OR. See pricing below.



Starting at

  • Does not include removing cabinet doors if applicable
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 2 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Super Effective Bonding Agent
  • 4 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk As Needed
  • Glaze in White, Bisque or Almond
  • 1 Year No-Peel Warranty


Starting at

  • Does not include removing cabinet doors if applicable
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 3 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Super Effective Bonding Agent
  • 6 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk As Needed
  • Glaze available in ANY COLOR you choose
  • 5 Year No-Peel Warranty


Starting at

  • Does not include removing cabinet doors if applicable
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 4 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Super Effective Bonding Agent
  • 8 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk As Needed
  • Glaze available in ANY COLOR you choose
  • Acrylic Clear Coat for Added Protection and Longer Life
  • Exclusive Lifetime No-Peel Warranty

You're One Call Away From Beautiful, New Looking Cabinets



Read more Frequently Asked Questions about cabinet refinishing here

Cabinet refinishing, also known as reglazing or resurfacing, is a process of restoring the surface of old or discolored cabinets by repairing chips, cracks, or stains and applying a new coating doors and frames to give it a fresh, like-new appearance.

We genuinely hope that you will consider Renew-It Refinishing for your cabinet resurfacing. However, we understand that there are numerous cabinet refinishing companies in Portland and Vancouver, and it's important to ensure you choose the best one. Here are a few tips. As with any service company, the longer a cabinet restoration company has been in business, the more substantial their reputation within the local community, whether for the good or the bad.

When searching for a cabinet refinishing company in Portland, OR, reading client testimonials proves valuable. Allow the experiences of previous clients to provide insights. Ensure that whoever you choose has an excellent reputation and is fully covered by insurance to avoid potential complications. There are unfortunate stories of contractors lacking proper insurance, causing significant problems and leaving homeowners with unexpected bills. Licensing and bonding are also crucial considerations. Renew-It Refinishing, by the way, encompasses all these aspects and more. Explore our comprehensive guarantees, a commitment that sets us apart from other cabinet resurfacing services in Portland, OR.

Typically it costs much less to refinish your cabinets compared with replacing them. As much as 75% less. The price of the new cabinets themselves may not seem too bad but the price of installation can be as much as double that. So you can see how replacing your cabinets would cost much more than refinishing them. Call us for a Free Cabinet Refinishing Estimate in Portland, OR.

Refinishing kitchen cabinets costs much less than replacement. The average cost to refinish kitchen cabinets is about 75% less than replacing them with new cabinets. The average cost to refinish kitchen cabinets in Portland, OR is $2000-$4000 for a 10'x10' kitchen or $700-$1000 for a small bathroom with one vanity. But cabinet refinishing costs more or less depending on the level of service you choose.

We specialize in refinishing cabinets without removing them from the walls or hinges, unless you are replacing your hinges. We refinish your cabinets in place and with minimal mess. We can remove the doors and replace the hinges if needed.

Depending on the process you choose, your cabinets could be ready to use within a day or so. We recommend waiting 24-48 hours to ensure that the surface is completely cured and ready for use.

Using your newly refinished cabinets too soon could void your warranty and lead to costly repairs. It pays to wait.

The time required for cabinet refinishing depends on the extent of the repairs and the prep time. Generally, the process can be completed in a day or two, and the cabinets are usually ready for use within 24-48 hours.

While there are DIY refinishing kits and products available, professional cabinet refinishing is recommended for optimal results. Professionals have the expertise and equipment to ensure proper surface preparation and coating application.

The choice is yours. We usually only paint the fronts unless you want to change the color of the inside too. The cost is more to paint the inside. We can also paint the bottom of the upper cabinets to make them look uniform.

That depends on who you ask. Some would call cabinet painting just that, adding a layer of paint to your cabinets to change the color and make them look new again. Some would call cabinet refinishing the stripping and staining of old cabinets. As for us, we typically sand the existing surface and prepare it for special cabinet paint or glaze. This gives the cabinets a new look without showing the grain of the wood. Stripping and staining cabinets typically costs more than painting them.

To maintain a refinished kitchen or bathroom cabinets, avoid using abrasive cleaners or tools. Clean the surface regularly with non-abrasive, mild cleaners, like dish detergent. Ask your technician for more details on cleaning your newly refinished cabinets.

Absolutely! Cabinet refinishing allows for color changes. You can choose a separate color for the inside and outside that complements your kitchen and bathroom decor. Professional cabinet refinishing services offer a wide variety of color options.

Some refinishing products may have a noticeable odor during application, but proper ventilation can minimize this. We ventilate the odors using a fan and exhaust system to prevent any odors from staying in your home. Some light odors will be present for a day or so as the surface dries and cures.

The cost to refinish cabinets varies depending on factors such as the cabinet's condition, size of the kitchen or bathroom, and the level of repairs needed. The cost to refinish kitchen cabinets is about the same as bathroom cabinets, per cabinet or door.

The average cost to refinish kitchen cabinets in Portland, OR is $2000-$4000 for a 10'x10' kitchen or $700-$1000 for a small bathroom with one vanity. But cabinet refinishing costs more or less depending on the level of service you choose. See our cabinet refacing prices here.

Kitchen cabinet refinishing costs much less than replacing your cabinets with new. How much does cabinet refacing cost vs replacement? The average cost of cabinet refacing is 75% less than replacement.

If the cabinets are not currently installed in your kitchen or bathroom, you may need to hire a carpenter to install them before or after they are refinished. If they are already installed, there is likely no additional cost to our pricing unless your want additional features. See our cabinet refinishing prices here.