Painting Kitchen Cupboards vs Vinyl Wrapping – Kitchen Wrap
We were recently contacted by a gentleman called Mr Spiers who had paid for his kitchen cupboards to be vinyl wrapped. The company offering the service wrapped his car at home in his garage, so he thought why not kill two birds with one stone?
To cut a long story short, the kitchen wrap didn’t last. One cupboard was peeling at the corner, a drawer had bubbled and another was irreparably scratched by a bread knife. This happened within 30 days, which is no time at all.
Mr Spiers had been assured by the supplier the vinyl would last, but low and behold, it didn’t. The worst part? The company went off the grid. That’s right – they up and disappeared, taking Mr Spiers money with them. Thankfully, he only paid around £3500 for the job, but still… it’s £350. Enough for a new Ipad.
Anyway, we were asked to mop up the pieces and did. Mr Spiers delighted with the work because it achieved what he really wanted – a factory level finish that makes it appear as though the cupboards were originally installed in the paint colour. We changed the colour from cream to RAL 7016 (anthracite grey).
Paint or vinyl? It isn’t even close!
If you are considering painting kitchen cupboards or vinyl wrapping them, we strongly recommend you lean towards the former.
The spray paint we use (we can’t vouch for other people’s) dries hard and is exceptionally durable. We apply a minimum of three coats to guarantee longevity. Kitchen wrap vinyl is softer than paint and is designed to peeled away from the surface. We’ve seen kids literally rip the vinyl from cupboards because it’s that easy to remove.
We can paint kitchen cupboards and facings made from hardwood, softwood, MDF, aluminium, stainless steel and plastic (sheet facings). Pretty much every material, we can paint it to a factory level finish. You’ll never get the same quality with vinyl and the finish will actually last. So, save the trouble and go for paint.