If you want to change the colour of your kitchen cabinets, you can spray paint them or use a roller. Both will do the job, although the finish won’t be equal.
If you want to achieve a factory finish, the best way to paint kitchen cabinets is by spray painting them, and we say this is a professional coatings company.
The reason we recommend spray paint over a roller for kitchen cabinets is because spray painting is a ‘contactless’ paint technique, so it adds no texture to the surface. A roller will always leave some texture on your cabinets. This usually manifests itself as a bobbly texture like you get when you paint walls with emulsion.
Do as the factories do…
Ask yourself this – why do factories spray paint kitchen cabinets and not roll them?
Sure, it’s more efficient, and it’s cheaper because no human worker is needed, but it’s also more consistent. The finish is repeatable.
When kitchen cabinets are spray painted, the paint goes on in thin, even layers. With each passing layer, you build up a durable coating that is equally thick in all places. Rollers are not as consistent. The paint is applied unevenly. So, if you want a factory-grade finish, choose to spray your kitchen cabinets instead of rolling them.
Spray painting is way faster
In addition to providing a higher-quality final finish, spray painting is faster than using a roller. The paint is applied thin in layers, so you can move from cupboard to cupboard and complete a full batch in no time at all.
You will need to leave 15 minutes between layers, but this is less time than rolling, which normally requires half an hour or more between layers.
Spray is also easier to work with than roll paint. As you roll a surface, you will find imperfections in the finish that need correcting, but as you try, you will create other issues like thin areas and texture. Spray paint is corrected by going over it with another pass. It’s a simple recipe that works very well for kitchen cabinets.
Also, you will be better off spray painting things like fitted wardrobes and bannisters. Spray painting is faster, and it achieves a better finish than rolling.