Kitchen cabinet painting is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to update your kitchen and increase the value of your home.
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so it’s important that the space is aesthetically pleasing. However, there are many other reasons for giving your kitchen a fresh coat of paint. Kitchens are often used as a focal point in the home and we want you and your family to feel happy and comfortable when you’re preparing food, eating late-night snacks or waking yourself up with your morning latte.
Our kitchen cabinets painting service can provide you with a fresh, modern look to make you fall back in love with your kitchen. At One Spot Painting, we’re passionate about helping create a space that you’ll be excited to visit, all through the power of colour. Whether you want to start from scratch with a new colour scheme or refresh an existing paint job, there are options to suit every taste, budget and timeline.
Painting cabinets in your kitchen will refresh the appearance, but why else should you invest in this service?
- It improves your home’s value
- It’s more affordable than replacing your cabinets
- You can save time
- It can help protect your existing cabinets
- It can improve your overall mood & happiness
5 Reasons To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Many people underestimate the power of paint and the impact it can have on your home. A simple refresh in colour and texture can greatly improve how you feel about your home and the space you spend so much time in.
If you’re lucky enough to have wood cabinets in your kitchen, you have a great opportunity to not only improve the appearance of the entire room but actually increase your home’s value, along with many other benefits.
Here are some of the advantages you can get from having your kitchen cabinets painted:
1. It Improves Your Home’s Value
A good-looking kitchen can actually improve the overall value of your house, averaging an ROI (return on investment) of 50-60% of your original remodelling budget. However, even if you don’t consider a full remodel, a simple paint job on your surfaces can still increase your home’s overall value in the market.
Painting your home is one of the least expensive investments you can make to improve its value. Transforming your space with the perfect finish can give the impression that your room is a totally different size, depending on your goal. Utilizing light paints can help a room look larger and more appealing for future buyers, whereas dark paint can make a room appear smaller and cozier.
Coloured paint can also be optimized in unique ways to draw attention to key focal points within your space. Whether you have a little eating nook or a cozy window seat, you can emphasize the importance of those unique areas by using colour to draw the eye towards them and create a memorable experience for a visitor or potential buyer.
2. It’s More Affordable Than Replacing Your Cabinets
Replacing your kitchen cabinets can be really costly and most of the time, it isn’t actually necessary to do so to revive your most lived-in space. Instead, painting kitchen cabinets can be an excellent way to make your kitchen feel like a whole new space, at a fraction of the cost.
Our experienced painters have established a high-quality painting process that will help update the look of your old cabinet doors, so they look and feel brand new.
If after painting your cabinet doors you feel as though you need to improve a few other aspects of your kitchen too, such as your sink or appliances, you’ll have more wiggle room in your budget than you would have if you’d chosen to do a full remodel instead.
3. You Can Save More Time
The entire kitchen remodelling process can be very time-consuming, which means you’ll have to go for weeks without a fully functional kitchen. Living in a building site can get messy, takeout can get expensive and sandwiches can get boring – there’s nothing worse than not having access to your own kitchen during mealtimes after a long day at work.
Painting, when done by professionals, is typically a quick process with the drying time being the most time-consuming in some cases. within days or even a few hours depending on the size of the project, you can get back to focusing on cooking your favourite meals for your family in the comfort of your refreshed and revived kitchen.
Although tempting, DIY painting can be time-consuming, so it’s best to allow professionals like On The Spot Painting to paint your wood cabinets for you, allowing you to focus on spending time on what really matters.
4. It Can Protect Existing Cabinet Doors
Whilst we mostly associate paint with appearance and colour, it also has protective benefits that a new coat can provide. Certain paints with a smooth or semi-gloss finish are better for durability and stain resistance, which are ideal qualities for kitchen surfaces, particularly if you have little ones running around with mucky fingers.
5. It Can Improve Your Overall Mood and Happiness
If you’ve ever walked into a room and instantly felt your mood lift, you understand the importance of creating a living space that you actually enjoy living in. This, of course, looks different for everybody but one common theme we can all agree upon is that when we’re happy with the appearance of the space around us, we’re happier to spend time in it.
Taking the Danish concept of Hygge as an example, the practice involves creating a comforting space that we enjoy spending time in, and in return, we receive feelings of wellness and contentment when we’re in them.
How Can We Help With Your Kitchen Cabinet Painting?
DIY painting can be a messy job, especially if you don’t know where to start or what paint to use. From painter’s tape to using a foam roller and understanding the curing process, there’s a lot to understand when it comes to painting.
At On The Spot Painting, we are fully licensed and insured, Edmonton-based painters with over 20 years of residential and commercial painting experience. We have the expertise to know what works, what doesn’t and how to make the most of your space.
We’re passionate about providing a high-quality painting service that you’re 100% happy with so we work with our customers to figure out your exact needs and requirements before we ever touch a drop of paint.
Kitchen Cabinet Painting FAQs
Q. What’s the average cost to paint kitchen cabinets?
A. Every kitchen is different, so we recommend reaching out to us to have an initial call to discuss your needs. Based on our experience and skills, we can provide a general estimation of the time that it would take to complete your painting, along with a general cost.
Next, we like to personally come and see the areas we’ll be working on so we can confirm specific details before providing an all-inclusive quote, customized to your requirements. Contact On The Spot Painting to get started.
Q. Can I just paint over my kitchen cabinets?
A. You can absolutely paint over your kitchen cabinets yourself if you know what you’re doing. DIY painting can be very effective and oftentimes fun, though there is a steep learning curve to ensure you’re creating the look and feel of a brand-new kitchen. Knowing the difference between oil-based paint, spray paint and latex paint can make a big difference in how your project will turn out.
Painting requires specific techniques and know-how in order for it to look good and have the desired effect. Whilst it is possible to do it yourself, we do recommend at least consulting with professionals before getting started. If you make mistakes or you’re not happy with the finished result, it may be hard to undo, so we recommend contacting us at On The Spot Painting instead if you’re unsure.
Q. What kind of paint is best for kitchen cabinets?
A. The type of paint you should use for painting your kitchen cabinets depends greatly on the effect you want to have. Generally speaking, a smooth finish should be the goal. Semi-gloss, gloss or satin paint can be cleaned easily due to the hard “shell” created by the resin present in these types of paint, making them an ideal solution for your cabinet doors.
Q. Do You Have To Sand Cabinet Boxes Before Painting?
A. Our professional painters at On The Spot Painting have a wide range of experience with not only painting cabinet doors, but also preparing them for paint too. Although cabinet doors are flat surfaces, they need to be prepared so that the paint has something to ‘grip’ onto.
One concern that we hear from our customers when it comes to sanding a cabinet door is whether or not it will damage the cabinets.
No. Light sanding, when performed by a professional, will not damage your cabinets if you have a factory finish. Sanding will improve the appearance of the paint and helps the first coat of paint stick effectively.
Q. How Many Coats Of Paint Are Needed For A Cabinet Door?
A. Typically, two coats of paint are needed. If you factor in the time it takes our experts to paint the initial coat, let it dry and then paint the second coat, it still takes less time than a whole kitchen remodel!
Q. Is Painting Doors Safe?
A. Our experienced painters understand the importance of keeping you and your family safe whilst we’re working in your home. We always ensure the appropriate safety gear is worn and we paint removable surfaces such as doors and drawers in well-ventilated spaces to avoid excessive inhalation of chemicals often found in paint.
Q. Do You Paint Both Sides of Kitchen Cabinet Doors?
A. Both sides of your doors do need to be painted so that they look professional and cohesive. There wouldn’t be much point having a gorgeous outside that looks unsightly as soon as you open the doors. Cabinet doors are removed, as are drawers, to ensure that all appropriate parts are painted and your kitchen looks great inside and out.
Q. Are painted cabinets worth it?
A. Painted cabinets can enhance your kitchen, making it look great, feel refreshed and even give the appearance of transforming the size. Painting kitchen cabinets is a cost-effective way to improve the room you spend so much time in and even increase your home’s value.
In short, our opinion is yes – painting cabinets is definitely worth it.