How long can we expect the finish to last on our cabinetry?

The answer varies greatly on a number of different factors. Large swings in humidity, dog bites, and rough use by children tend to wear cabinetry more quickly. As a rule of thumb, expect that after 5 to 7 years your cabinetry will need a touch-up. After 10 or 15 years, it will need a more major overhaul such as repainting everything or getting new doors.