FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions – Countertop Refinishing

Countertop Rejuvenators offer more durable coatings, more fashionable colours, and our revolutionary Multi-Stone colours and accent finishes. More people than ever before are using refinishing to stretch their remodeling budgets and makeover their kitchen and baths literally overnight.

  • How long will a Countertop Rejuvenators refinished countertop last?

  • How durable are refinished countertops?

  • Do refinished countertops look painted?

  • How long does it take to refinish a kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity?

  • How does refinishing compare to replacement costs?

  • Does refinishing have an odor?

  • Are there many colors available?

  • Can Countertop Rejuvenators fix chips, knife marks, burns and scratches?

  • Is refinishing just for laminates, like Formica?

  • How does refinishing work on kitchen countertops?

  • Why doesn’t Countertop Rejuvenators use acid etching?

  • Why should I have Countertop Rejuvenators refinish my countertop?

  • What makes Countertop Rejuvenator’s refinishing process superior?

  • Is there a warranty?

  • Does a refinished surface take special care?

How long will a Countertop Rejuvenators refinished countertop last?
A Countertop Rejuvenators refinished countertop should easily last ten to fifteen years using the same care and maintenance recommended by laminate, tile and man made surface manufacturers. Our primer bonding agent creates a chemical bond between old and new surfaces, assuring you a long life for your refinished countertop.

How durable are refinished countertops?
Countertop Rejuvenators uses the most technologically advanced coatings available. These finishes are designed to stand up to daily use and do not require special care. However, like any laminate, tile or manmade surface, a refinished surface can be chipped, cut or burned if it is abused. However, unlike these other surfaces, Countertop Rejuvenators can repair and return a refinished surface to like new.

Do refinished countertops look painted?
A Countertop Rejuvenators countertop refinished in Multi-Stone will resemble the more expensive natural stone or Silestone. Most people will have a difficult time telling any difference between a Countertop Rejuvenators refinished countertop and a newly installed laminate or solid surface countertop. The Countertop Rejuvenators process is that good!

How long does it take to refinish a kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity?
Countertop Rejuvenators finish takes 2 to 4 hours for vanities and 4-6 hours for kitchens and is ready to use the next day. The second option is UV curing which dries the surface immediately and can be used right away.

How does refinishing compare to replacement costs?
Refinishing costs vary across the country but refinishing will almost always be a fraction of the total cost of removing and replacing and kitchen countertop or large vanity. Bathroom vanities are often refinished at the same time as the bathtub and surround. Homeowners save even more when all the work is done at once.

Does refinishing have an odor?
Countertop refinishing topcoats contain solvents, which are necessary to make the finish hard and durable. We use special ventilation fans to exhaust air from the work area outside, minimizing the fresh paint-like odor. 80% to 90% of the smell will be exhausted within the first 4 to 5 hours and substantially gone within a day.

Are there many colors available?
Countertop Rejuvenators offers Multi-Stone, a stone look in a variety of colours and textures for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities.

Can Countertop Rejuvenators fix chips, knife marks, burns and scratches?
Chips, knife marks, burns and scratches can usually be repaired during the preparation stage of the refinishing process. All surface damage is cleaned, sanded, filled, and sanded smooth before refinishing.

Is refinishing just for laminates, like Formica?
Countertop Rejuvenators can refinish a variety of countertop and vanity surfaces, including laminates, tile, Corian, and cultured marble.

Why should I have Countertop Rejuvenators refinish my countertop?
Countertop Rejuvenators receives extensive training and continuing education to ensure that each and every customer receives the very best quality and service available. Refinishing is a great process if it is done with the right materials and procedures. Countertop Rejuvenators gets it done right the first time!
What makes Countertop Rejuvenator’s refinishing process superior?
The combination of diligent preparation, advanced coatings and final detailing sets Countertop Rejuvenators apart from all other refinishers. The original surface is always completely cleaned and surface scratches and chips are filled and repaired. Next the surface is treated with a unique primer bonding agent, which creates a molecular bond between the cleaned surface and the new coating.