The cabinet doors have been brought back to our shop to be cleaned, sanded and deglossed. Most doors are then caulked to remove gaps. If clients are trying to remove knots we then fill all knots on fronts of doors and gaps with either wood filler or bondo. We lay all doors flat to achieve perfect smooth application with lacquer. We use pre catalyzed lacquer mostly because we found that all high end cabinets shops use lacquer or conversion varnish and it dries very hard and smooth which makes it perfect for cabinet doors and durability. Cabinet doors will be finished in 2-3 days unless glazing is needed. The work at the house and at the shop are happening simultaneously.
Painted Cabinet doors are brought back to the home and re-installed with hardware and hinges. Kitchen is cleaned and the great kitchen remodel is revealed!
If glazed, then doors are glazed and top coated. Most of the time the doors are brought back on Day 4 for glazed cabinets.