Create a new, custom-cabinet look in your space for thousands less than a traditional remodel

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By Beth Newcomb

Most people with kitchens dating back about 20 years or so can save a bundle by having their existing cabinets refinished instead of sinking their savings into a total remodel. And if you’re considering selling this year, a quick kitchen update can end up netting you a tidy profit come closing time.

Neubert Painting offers an exclusive factory-finish for kitchen cabinets, which means yours can sport a fresh-from-the-designer-showroom look for about $4,000-$5,000 (instead of $15,000-$20,000 for new ones).

And the timeframe for Neubert’s team of expert craftsmen to work their magic is typically less than a week. “We take old wood cabinets and make them look like new,” states Neubert Painting’s owner, John Neubert. “Our team uses a systematic approach to achieve a hard-as-nails, durable finish—and the quality is amazing. I love to feel the silky-smooth finished products on the drying racks in our warehouse. They look and feel like new.”

“The trend in kitchens is still to go light,” he notes. “Nearly everyone longs to have painted white or light gray cabinets, but they don’t want to break the bank replacing or refacing them.”

The Neubert Painting technique is something the average do-it-yourselfer simply can’t achieve. “We use a lacquer to deftly coat each door and frame,” John explains. “It’s cabinet-grade paint that you can’t find at a home improvement store. If you cheap out, you’ll end up with chipping, peeling cabinets that can’t be fixed. This process is a one-time-only effort. If you do it wrong the first time, you’ll end up having to replace your cabinets. We can’t paint over other coatings.”


The devil is in the details, and lack of prep and planning causes other techniques to fail. That’s why John says it’s important to pick the right company—the first time. “Our craftsmen are experts at refinishing cabinets,” John says. “It’s all they do. We spray our coating on to produce a true factory finish. You can’t tell the difference between our refinishing and the finish on a brand-new cabinet. It’s that spectacular.”

The Neubert team removes all doors and drawers and takes them back to the shop where they’re prepped with a Festool dustless sanding system before painting. All knobs and pulls are removed and labeled so they can be reinstalled. Cabinets are de-glossed with a strong cleaner and any oil or grease is removed. A specialty bonding primer is used before your doors and drawers are finished with Neubert’s premium factory finish.

Even the pros know that Neubert’s work is among the finest, which is why other contractors regularly recommend them to homeowners longing for change.

“I have a friend who does construction and home remodeling and he recommended Neubert,” says Lillian Gaglione from Middleburg Heights. “The finished look is absolutely gorgeous. It totally exceeded my expectations.”

When asked how likely she was to recommend Neubert Painting to others, on a scale of one to 10, Lillian says she’d give them a solid 15.

Rave reviews and regular customer referrals keep the Neubert Painting name front and center when homeowners are ready for a change. “Our goal is to not only save people money but also to dazzle them with the finished result,” John smiles.

White is the color choice for many homeowners who opt to refinish their cabinets instead of replacing them, but John says some people decide to take the opportunity to get a little daring and lean into current trends more heavily. “We can take your cabinets wherever you want them to go,” he smiles. “And we’ll do it for less.”

If you’re ready to save thousands of dollars on the cost of a kitchen update, you can call Neubert Painting at 216-529-0360 to schedule an estimate. Learn more about this locally recognized company at Neubert also specializes in wood home exteriors, aluminum siding refinishing and interior painting.

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