It is always cheaper to paint kitchen cupboards than it is to replace them. It also means no building work and less hassle.
Depending on the type of kitchen you have, the cost to replace a single kitchen cupboard facing could be north of £150. IKEA kitchens, for example, are notoriously expensive to modernise, with many cupboard doors being priced at over £100. If you have a custom build then the price may be even higher still.
Add up all the cupboard doors you need, including the smaller drawers and things like the extraction hood, and for the average kitchen you’ll be looking at a project cost of over £1,500 – and that’s just to replace the cupboard facings. At that price, you may as well start looking at a brand-new kitchen when the sales come on.
Spray painting is 20 to 40% cheaper. The cost to paint a cabinet is around £70, and the cost to paint a larder and pantry cabinet £90. For kitchen appliance facings, £70 is the going rate and things like drawers and extraction coverings can be built into the price.
What this means is a small kitchen can be spray painted professionally for around £500, a large one for around £1,000.
If you want to paint the kitchen cupboards yourself, then the cost will be even less – some 90% less than replacing the cupboard doors. However, the results will be far less convincing if you go down the DIY route.
If the aim is to give your kitchen cupboards a new appearance that is convincingly factory fresh, this can only be achieved with long, even strokes using an electric spray-painting gun — which is what they use at the factory. If you use a brush, you’ll have brush marks and if you use a spray paint can, the coats won’t be even.
For a beautiful finish, professional spray painting is what you want. Call us on 0800 037 0658 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.