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Updating your kitchen cabinets 
on a budget?

Learn how to refinish your kitchen cabinets step-by-step with a General Finishes pro in this FREE COURSE at a fraction of the cost of replacements.

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Updating your kitchen cabinets 
on a budget?

Sign-up for our FREE COURSE and learn how to refinish cabinets step-by-step alongside General Finishes pros for a fraction of the cost of replacements.

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How many times have you looked at your kitchen and thought....

"This kitchen does NOT reflect my style." 

"I am so TIRED of looking at that old, out-out finish."

"I see everyone else finishing their cabinets but I am nervous about starting." 

If you've been waiting, NOW is the time!
In this FREE cabinet refinishing course, we'll walk you step-by-step through EVERY DETAIL of the process.
This is our most value-packed educational resource ever!

What You Get

This course is jam-packed with value!

18+ Video Lessons


Tom Monahan and the pros of General Finishes shares step-by-step instruction along with insider tips and techniques.

We'll walk you through deciding what to buy, to how to pull off tape when you're done and everything in-between!

It's time to FINALLY make your dream kitchen a reality!

Why Trust General Finishes?

General Finishes video crew creating our online cabinet refinishing course

General Finishes

manufacturer of wood finishes- Made in the usa

General Finishes has produced trusted, quality finishes for over 8 decades. During the last 28 years, General Finishes' dedication to engineering the best water-based stains and finishes available has made us the leading manufacturer of innovative water-based finishes; we simply know water chemistry better than anyone else.

Our team includes professionals in a wide variety expertise that span across wood finishing industries. We draw upon this expertise in our written and video instruction.

General Finishes’ pro Tom Monahan refinishing furniture.

Tom Monahan

Sale Rep, General Finishes

Tom has been working for General Finishes for over 30 years, but refinishing has been a lifetime passion and hobby.

You may recognize Tom from General Finishes YouTube channel and Facebook live videos. 

The General Finishes cabinet refinishing course staff

Why Trust General Finishes?

General Finishes

manufacturer of wood finishes- Made in the usa

General Finishes has produced trusted, quality finishes for over 8 decades. During the last 28 years, General Finishes' dedication to engineering the best water-based stains and finishes available has made us the leading manufacturer of innovative water-based finishes; we simply know water chemistry better than anyone else.

Our team includes professionals in a wide variety expertise that span across wood finishing industries. We draw upon this expertise in our written and video instruction.

Tom Monahan

Sale Rep, General Finishes

Tom has been working for General Finishes for over 30 years, but refinishing has been a lifetime passion and hobby.

You may recognize Tom from General Finishes YouTube channel and Facebook live videos. 

General Finishes High Performance water based topcoat is a top seller in our store.  The quality, ease of use and support offered by General Finishes tutorials has given our DIY customers confidence in tackling anything small or large.

General Finishes High Performance water based topcoat is a top seller in our store.  The quality, ease of use and support offered by General Finishes tutorials has given our DIY customers confidence in tackling anything small or large.

Carole Naeff

Vintage Decor and Craftery, CO

The quality and consistency of General Finishes products and customer service have us looking forward to a partnership for years to come.

Philip Kelly

This End Up, NC

Products aside, the customer care at GF will exceed anyone’s expectations. From products to service, I can’t recommend General Finishes enough.

Pete Dettore

Owner of Furniture by Pete, MA

We have been a customer of General Finishes for over 6 years and love their products, service, and durability.  Water-base products help keep our people healthy and our customers safe also.

Jim Dorff

President of 366 Renovations, OH

General Finishes outstanding videos set the standard for the industry, bringing finishing to a level novices can understand with enticing glimpses into their friendly, passionate corporate culture.

Woodworker, VA

General Finishes offered 3 things that improved my business production, saving money and time, plus the ability to provide a better quality finish.


1. Water based products that perform well
2. Technical support

3. Excellent customer service

Owner of Ideal Stair Parts, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

— Refinishing Cabinets —

How much will it cost?

This number varies by user and the size of the kitchen. The total cost will be determined by the square footage of your cabinet surfaces, the type of finish you want to use, the tools needed, and the color and condition of your existing cabinets.

For example, a spray gun will cost more than a brush  but it  will save a lot of time. If you are changing from a dark color to a light color, this may require more coats.

On average, the cost of product is typically around $200 and the cost of tools at least an additional $50. The average kitchen takes 2-3 gallons of paint.

How long will it take to finish my cabinets?

The time depends on the surface area of your cabinets, the condition of the existing finish, whether you spray or brush, and what products and colors you choose. Each of the products we recommend in  the course take 2 hours to dry between coats, so you could complete more than one coat done in a day.

The kitchenette in this course took us 4 6-hour days to refinish with 2 coats of paint and 2 coats of topcoat, primarily by spraying,  but a larger kitchen can take anywhere from 2  to 3 weeks,

We'll recommend approaches that can save you time like using a spray gun and an electric sander.

— The Course —

How long is the course?

This course Is approximately 90 minutes with  18 lessons packed with tips and techniques.
Each lesson has 1 video between 1 and 11 minutes long. Two lessons have 2 videos.
We will be adding printable worksheets, checklists, lesson summaries and additional information.

If it's a free course, why do we need to log in?

We will be updating the course content from time time with additional downloads and  checklists:  and may send emails to support you through the process of finishing this project and let you know when new courses are released. You can opt-out at any time.

This course also  includes community participation in the form of a comments section. In order for us to manage the community element of this course, a login is required.

Your name and email is safe and will NEVER be shared with others.
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— Right Fit —

BEGINNER: I have NEVER done anything like this before. Does that matter?

Nope! This course was created with beginners in mind.. It was planned, written and filmed by General Finishes pros.

In this course Tom Monahan,  General Finishes sales rep, helps Marcy refinish her kitchenette.

It was Marcy's first time refinishing, too!

PRO: I have experience refinishing cabinets. Is this just for beginners?

Nope again! We included General Finishes favorite tips and techniques that many experts may not  know. If you are considering a professional career in painting cabinets, this is a good place to get an overview of what is involved.

We also have additional resources such as a sample contract and tool recommendations created especially for new, advancing or experienced contractors.

RETAILER: I sell refinishing products. Why should this course interest me?

Use this course to help you save time with customers. - it  is the perfect resource for busy retail  sales personnel. Let General Finishes help you with answering questions regarding refinishing cabinets. with 18 on-point lessons in less than 90 minutes. General Finishes provides a brochure and shelf sales collateral that list the lessons /topics covered and directs the customer to the course with URL's and QR codes. The brochure includes a basic list of supplies needed for both brush or spray application so the customer  can complete the purchase of all the necessary supplies needed immediately and head home to get started with out delays.

All out of excuses?

It's time to make some
beautiful changes!

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