Be an Expert: How To Choose The Best Polish Shop

Date:  October 31, 2016

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Categories:  Polishing, Tips

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The quality of work that is carried out by a polish shop when painting your cabinets is the most important factor to ensure a perfect finish. The polish shop industry is largely unregulated. This is why many ‘backyard polishers’ are hitting the marketplace. Some Cabinet Makers advise you that they use a replicable painting company. Often however they are painting your kitchen themselves. If they paint it in their own workshop with no experience you might be in trouble. These polish shops aren’t credible and don’t have the  industry experience to carry out high quality work. Their poor quality craftsmanship generally decreases the industry standard. It can create long term problems for customers down the track. If you are getting your cabinets refinished, become an expert on the industry to make sure you get the best quality cabinets possible. When looking for a polish shop to work with, keep an eye out for these things.

Ask about their process

– Ask about their process. An increased number of backyard polishers cut corners on the polish process. Though each polish shop’s process will differ slightly, it is imperative that every job is undercoated before it is painted. As the kitchen, bathroom and laundry are some of the most well utilised rooms in the house, it is important the paint on the cabinets is the most durable it can be. If the cabinets are not undercoated the cost may be lower, but the cabinets will not be to the correct standard that is required for them to be long lasting.And the paint companies will walk away from the warranty if it has not been undercoated.

Check the price

– If the price is to good to be true, it usually is. A credible polish shop, such as Dianella Polishing, will be able to give new life to your kitchen cabinets at a fraction of the price of replacing them. However, sometimes you are comparing prices between polish shops and one is hugely cheaper than the rest. You know the adage.: If it is too good to be true, it probably is. Some polish shops who use sub-par techniques and less quality products will lower the cost of their service. When it comes to cabinet refinishing, you pay for the quality you receive.

Do your research

– Do your research. If you are using a reputable polish shop they should be able to show you references of previous work. Trade certificates show a  polisher has received the education they need to work correctly. Ask for proof of prior experience such as photos and testimonials. Google the company before engaging in their service and ask to view their workshop.

Use a local business

– Use a local business. Within Australia the polish shop industry differs from state to state. Environmental factors such as weather and proximity to the ocean affect the type of products needed. Using a business local to WA means the polishers will be experienced in the WA environment and process. National companies may be able to provide services at a slightly cheaper price. Sometimes they benefit bulk buying paint at larger quantities. Often though the products used are not as well suited to the WA environment. As a general rule of thumb, local is always best.

When utilising the services of a polish shop there are a number of things to keep in mind. To ensure you receive the best quality workmanship and finished product, research is key! Employing a local, reputable and well trusted company will ensure you’re happy with your cabinets for years to come.

If you have any questions regarding your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets, let us know in the comments below.

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