Here is the LeMica recommended installation process that
our dealers will follow when refacing your kitchen. If you have mid-level carpentry
skills and time, you should be capable of achieving a complete kitchen makeover
with cabinet refacing.
One: Remove your old valance above the sink and all old trim molding
on the cabinets.
Two: Disconnect the sink and plumbing. We suggest if you
donít have shut-off valves at the water supply line that they are installed.
You will then have water supply in the rest
of the home during the refacing process.
Three: Remove all
your existing doors and drawer fronts. If you ordered a countertop, the old one is removed
at this time.
Four: Inspect cabinet frames for structural soundness. If
there are loose parts, they are repaired or replaced.
Five: If desired, flush out the bottoms of all wall
cabinets. This will provide a smooth area for easier cleaning.
Six: Wipe down all cabinet frames with a special cleaner
to remove any grease or dirt. The
cabinet surfaces to be refaced are then scuff-sanded to accept the lamination.
Seven: If new drawer boxes are being installed, remove the existing boxes. Replace them
with new drawer boxes that have easy glide tracks which will operate smoothly and quietly.
Eight: Laminate all exposed surfaces with either Formica ģ laminate or real wood veneer depending on the type of door
Nine: Attach new cabinet drawer
fronts securely to your drawer boxes.
Ten: Install your new cabinet
doors and balance to the frame and drawer fronts.
Eleven: Install the new counter top, if applicable, along
with the sink, faucet and plumbing.
Twelve: Install the new matching molding where required giving the
final professional finish.
Thirteen: Wipe down and clean all cabinet surfaces of any
Fourteen: Remove all debris resulting from the installation.
After installation, the LeMica warranty activation must be sent in to register your installation date
with the LeMica factory. We in turn will send
you your warranty certificate made out in the owner's name and provide tips on how to keep
your cabinets beautiful for years to come. You will also receive information on how you
can contact the factory if you have any questions regarding your cabinet
refacing or any service concerns.