If you want to change the whole look of your kitchen without the expense of replacing it, painting your cabinet facings will have the desired effect. But what’s the best way to paint them? Should you use a brush, or spray paint?
Brush painting kitchen cabinets
You can brush paint kitchen cabinets with good results if you have experience painting before. Otherwise, you’ll find it difficult to paint a convincing finish (there is a reason why we hire painters and decorators around the house).
The main challenge with brush painting is keeping to a straight line and minimising brush lines. It’s important to remember that no kitchen cabinets are painted at the factory with a brush because the finish is not repeatable.
The main problem with brush painting is the time it takes to paint the cabinets. You will spend around 1 hour on each coat per cabinet. Each cabinet needs 3 coats so you will spend 5 hours per cabinet facing, including dry time between coats. That’s a 2 to 3-day project!
Spray painting kitchen cabinets
In all respects, spray painting is a superior application method to brush painting for kitchen cabinets. Not only does it achieve a smooth, even paint finish with no brush marks or imperfections, but it takes far less time too.
The main challenge with spray painting is applying the minimal amount of paint per coat so the paint doesn’t run. The coats also need to be applied evenly, so that by the third coat the cabinet facings are finished with no need for a fourth.
Spray painting is way more efficient than brush painting. You will spend a maximum of 10 minutes spraying each coat with a 10-minute dry time between coats with the right paint. It means you can respray your kitchen within 1 day!
Of course, the best overall finish is always achieved by a professional – and that’s where we come in. Our professional kitchen spray painting service has transformed hundreds of kitchens – and our prices are less than you’d think.