WHAT IS RTF/Paint look vs. REFACING?

Painted Cabinets with All New RTF/Paint look (Rigid Thermal Foil) Doors and Drawer Fronts

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If you are looking for a painted look, or if a complete reface of your kitchen is out of your budget, I would highly recommend the new RTF/Paint look door and drawer front option.

RTF/Paint look doors and drawer fronts are not painted. They are “medium density fiber core” panel with rigid thermal foil applied.

This is very unique process that we can discuss more. Basically, they look like painted doors and drawer fronts, but are much more durable than any painted door I have seen.

Many refacing companies are applying the same RTF/Paint look material to the cabinets and then add the new door and drawer fronts. I would not recommend this. I trust the RTF/Paint look on the doors and drawer fronts (it is a multi-million dollar factory process) but I have simply seen too many kitchens where the RTF/Paint look has peeled off the cabinets. This is mostly caused by lack of prep work required, the inexperience of the worker and bad glue or adhesive. The suggested alternative is painting. You can paint them yourself or we can professionally prep and paint your cabinets for you.

That being said, I have also seen many inferior RTF doors and drawer fronts that did not stand the test of time. I have traveled to most all of the big cabinet shows and found a company who makes the highest quality RTF/Paint look products.

RTF/Paint look doors and drawer fronts are available in a wide variety of designs and colors. We can also build new cabinets and/or modify your existing cabinets to match. Visit our showroom to see how nice this really does look!

See more RTF/Paint look photos on our Gallery Page