If your kitchen, utility or bathroom cabinets are out of style, you can have them painted to change their colour for a fraction of the cost of replacement.
But what’s the best way to paint them?
Some people recommend a brush; others recommend a roller. Or is spray painting a superior method to them all? In this article, we’ll discuss whether you should use a brush or a roller to paint your kitchen cabinets.
Using a brush to paint cabinets creates brush marks. Brush marks can give a cabinet rustic appeal, but the finish will not be to a factory standard.
Brushing is also only suitable for wood cabinets. If you try and brush paint acrylic cabinets, the brush will run over the cabinet and leave ugly marks. For wood, brushing is fine, but you may want to hire a professional for a good finish.
Using a roller to paint cabinets is a lot faster than brush painting, however, the fabric on the roller will create a ‘bobbly’ texture on the surface.
The texture a roller puts on cabinets makes it unsuitable for gloss paint. A gloss paint applied by roller will turn out satin. The paint will also be applied in very thin layers, leading to issues with durability if you don’t double up coats.
Spray painting kitchen cabinets will give you a factory finish. This is how kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets are painted at the factory.
The beauty of spray painting is you can do it with a canister or hire a professional. It takes less time than brushing and is a lot more forgiving. You should hire a professional when you want to spray paint your cabinets in situ.
Our recommendation is to choose spray painting if your intention is to change the colour of your kitchen, utility or bathroom cabinets in a convincing way.
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