Staining Custom Cabinets - Who and How??
I am having a custom cabinet maker build cabinets for my kitchen. He will build and install them but he does not do the staining. I understand it is typical to have a painter do this task.
I want to make sure that the job is done right since the cabinets are not inexpensive. I know to ask for referrals and opportunities to see examples of the person's work, but is there any general advice on questions to ask to find the right person? Is staining more specialized than painting? Are there questions I should ask about how they stain? Should I be specifying a certain number of finish coats? Do I need to specify oil based vs water based stain? Are there preferred brands of stain? I've been looking at Sherwin-Williams colors.
Any thoughts or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
Susan in Dallas