Kitchen cabinets are dominating over kitchen interior, so they should always be in the best possible conditions for various reasons. Except cleaning, disinfecting, a big part of a maintaining of the kitchen cabinets is painting. If you paint them, you will make them attractive again, and that will keep them in the best possible shape to last the longest as possible. That’s especially important if you are not in the opportunity to replace your current kitchen cabinets with new, which can be very expensive.
The average price for painting kitchen cabinets by a professional painter in the United States can vary from 950$ to 7000$, depending on which state you live and what exactly you want, the complexity of the task, which kind of materials you want and, always possible, extra costs. If you insist on hiring a professional painter to finish the job for you, keep some things in mind: To check his experience, request pictures of the past work, or by checking other customers’ reviews on his webpage, for example. If you got a personal recommendation, from friend or neighbor, go and see his previous work in person, if it’s possible.
Painting kitchen cabinets and drawers require a certain level of experience and skill, sense for details, and expertise to remove cabinet doors, shelves and drawers without damaging edges. That’s why you want to make the right choice when you pick a professional to do it. tIt would be helpful if you get a piece of advice about equipment and materials which you will need to complete the job if you are required to purchase paints and materials on your own. Ask about time, so you can make a plan if you need to clean up the kitchen and/or relocate some stuff and furniture. If its, however, too expensive for you to hire professional help or from some other reasons you want to do it by yourself, here you can find a few useful pieces of advice and tips on how that process to pass on fastest, easiest, and less painful for your wallet.
You must make a precise plan of what you want, with which kind of materials and how you want to do it. You can paint them with brushes and rollers or spray painting. The easiest and most efficient way to paint kitchen cabinets is with spray painter instead of rollers because its precise, no drips after it, and spending paint on the most rational way. Professionals typically use spray painting methods, which enables you to use higher quality lacquer paint and requires renting a spray gun machine for an average of $40 to $100 per day of work, but it will pay off. You will be fully satisfied with the results, but you need to know how to spray kitchen cabinets. If you don’t have one, look for the best paint sprayers.
Painting with brushes and rollers is perfect for DIY projects but must keep in mind that with this method, you must count on drawbacks like drips, drops, and pools of paint forming on the surface. In both ways, you need to calculate the exact amount of paint you will need, so you need to measure every surface which you are planning to paint. You need to decide which paint you want – oil-based or water-based paint. The first option resists staining and goes on more smoothly, creating that sleek look preferred for kitchen cabinets. Buy high-quality paint that is more durable, resists stains, and lasts longer than cheap paint. Avoid 2-in-1 paint and primer products as they don’t adhere well and are not thick enough, and that can cause you problems later, which can cost you more than investment in little expensive paint. Quality primer is essential for proper penetration and adhesion. For the final painting, choose the higher quality lacquer paint, which is more reliable, drys faster, and holds up better to cleaning products. Paints and primers can cost from $20 up to $100 per gallon, and one gallon of paint covers 300 to 500 square feet, depending on the brand, and typically provides two coats when painting cabinets.
Decide what color to paint the kitchen cabinets. Popular colors are white, blue, grey, beige, and greige—factors such as natural light, space, and your personal preferences are important to think about before deciding on a color scheme. Using high-quality paint is worth it and only adds a couple of hundred dollars to your painting project. An average-sized kitchen needs 1-2 gallons of paint + one gallon of primer to cover the cabinets with the recommended one coat of primer and two coats of paint. The price of primer goes from $10-$15 for basic primers up to $100 for a high-quality one. The DIY cost to paint the kitchen cabinets is from $200 to $600, which covers all your supplies, paint, and materials. An average of 200 sq.feet takes up to 60 hours to thoroughly prepare and apply a coat of primer and two coats of paint. You need to prepare to protect areas where you don’t want to paint and areas where you don’t wish to paint to drip. For that purpose, there are protection nylons, thick and resistant, intended for covering surfaces while painting, as well as protection/masking tapes, which will cost you around $5 per piece.
The process of painting kitchen cabinets with a sprayer is straightforward: Start with disassembling kitchen parts. Pull out drawers, shelves, remove the doors, knobs, and handles. Tape down the area and clean the cabinets with a strong degreaser. Use paint stripper and hand sending and make repairs to finish preparations. Apply a primer that seals the surface so the paint adheres well. When it is dry, you are ready to apply two coats of paint, waiting for each other to dry. After assembling your kitchen cabinets, you should clean drips of paint and other dirt, and you are ready to enjoy it! Painting is the most cost-effective and cheapest choice for refreshing kitchen cabinets. Still, your options are to refinish, reface, or replace if your current cabinets are showing severe damage or warping. Professionally painted cabinets often last as long as new cabinets, making it a long-term solution.