Restoring cabinets is about much more than just adding years of life and service - it's also about using your cabinet refinishing expertise to create a beautiful, eye catching final finish that complements the entire home. Hawk Labs kitchen cabinet refinishing products are of the absolute highest quality, and we provide all the resources and cabinet refinishing training you need to get the perfect look.
Sanding using 180-220 grit sandpaper will scuff the surface and promote adhesion.
Washing the surface using Hawk Labs Surface Wash solvent cleaner removes dust and particles from sanding, providing a clean slate for refinishing. Be sure not to saturate the surface too much if the substrate is porous wood. Be conservative with the amount of product used for this step.
Once the surface is sanded and cleaned, repair imperfections as necessary using ProFil™ Compound.
UltraGrip™ 4000 High-Build Primer System or UltraGrip Lo 4300 Primer System
UltraGrip 4000 is a high-build, extremely durable primer system that will decrease the amount of time spent repairing the surface prior to refinishing by filling texture from wood grain or minor scratches and imperfections. Use the low odor, VOC compliant UltraGrip Lo 4300 if you are concerned about odor or if you are in an area with strict VOC regulations.
When spraying a vertical surface, it is important to use a coating that is fast-drying and sag resistant. The CabinetCote 9700 system is designed specifically for this purpose, making it user friendly and ideal for refinishing cabinetry in place. This system is available in both a low-gloss matte finish or high-gloss finish.
*All topcoat systems are available with Sterlion™ antimicrobial with SilTrac™ technology that will inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface and protect the surface from product damaging bacteria.