Thinking of changing the look of your kitchen? Vinyl wrapping, and spray paint are two ways to do just that without breaking the bank. But which is best?
Vinyl wrap will temporarily change the colour of your kitchen cupboards and units. It looks fine, is less durable than paint but also cheaper.
The result will be kitchen cupboards with a smooth, fresh new look. You can get vinyl in matte, satin or gloss, or even metallic colours if you like. This means you have just as much choice as spray paint for the finish.
The downside to vinyl is durability. It scratches quite easily because it’s soft, which is an unfortunate knock on trait of being stretchy. Any scratches can’t be buffed out on vinyl and so it is irreparable and will need replacing.
In our experience vinyl looks great for a few months but after being lived in looks a mess and needs to go. For this reason, we can’t possibly recommend it as a one-shot solution to changing the look of your kitchen cupboards.
Spray paint will permanently change the colour of your kitchen cupboards. It needs spraying professionally to give you that ‘installed in’ look but the results are spectacular.
Spray painting kitchen cupboard facings makes them look like they were originally installed in the new colour. There are no gaps or seams in the finish, and you can have a satin, matte or gloss finish to suit the look of your home.
Good spray paint can be sprayed on without primer and without removing existing paint from cupboards, unless it’s damaged. And while vinyl wrap is still quicker to install, spraying isn’t far behind with most prep being a good clean.
The downside to spray paint is it can’t be removed easily afterwards. So, while you could peel vinyl away, spraying will require you to spray again. However, this will be a plus point for those of you who want a more permanent solution.