From sticky fingers, to grease splatter, to messy spills, your kitchen cabinets can take quite a beating over the years. Sooner or later, they are eventually going to need to be replaced or refinished. However, if you are looking for a more economical option right now, painting them may be the best solution for you.
Painting the kitchen cabinets in your Woodridge home is one of the most effective and efficient methods to give your dull, beaten-up kitchen a makeover. Not only can a fresh new coat of paint brighten up an outdated kitchen, but it can also make the kitchen space look bigger.
The Cost Advantage of Kitchen Cabinet Painting
A kitchen cabinet paint job will cost you a lot less money than if you were to replace the cabinets altogether.
For an average-sized 10×12 kitchen in Woodridge, Illinois, a kitchen cabinet replacement project can easily cost over $10,000. Even refacing your cabinets — which is the process of applying a new veneer on top of the existing surfaces of the cabinets and replacing old doors, drawer fronts, hinges and handles — can cost about $3,500.
On the other hand, if you decide to paint your kitchen cabinets DIY style, the cost of materials like brushes, primer, and paint will cost you about $200. If you hire a professional kitchen cabinet painting company do the job, it may cost somewhere around $1,000.
If you are DIY-ing your kitchen cabinet paint job, it’s important to understand that this process can take you anywhere between three days and a week to complete. You’ll want to allow yourself ample time to get it done. Also, keep in mind that the key to any successful paint job is preparation, so it’s important to spend plenty of time on the prep work as well.
Here is your complete step-by-step guide to kitchen cabinet painting in Woodridge:
Step 1: Remove all doors and hardware. If necessary, you can give the hardware pieces a quick scrub with a scouring pad.
Step 2: Before you begin to apply paint to kitchen cabinets, the surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned. Washing cabinets with a solution of warm water and trisodium phosphate (TSP) will remove most, if not all, of the accumulated grease and oils. Allow the surface to dry completely.
Step 3: A quick swipe with fine sandpaper (200 to 300 grit) will roughen up the surface, allowing the paint to adhere better.
Step 4: Choose a high quality, washable paint. Your kitchen space will look easy on the eyes when the cabinets are finished with a semi to high-gloss paint, but that is entirely dependent on your own preference.
Step 5: Lay the cabinet doors on a flat surface in a room with plenty of ventilation. Paint the outer surface with a high-quality paint brush with nylon-polyester bristles to ensure a smooth finish, then use a roller to finish the job. Allow the paint to dry according to manufacturers’ recommendations. When completely dry, turn it over and paint the other side. You will most likely need more than one coat of paint for desirable results.
Step 6: When the paint is completely dry, you can then reassemble the hardware and install the cabinets. Your kitchen will look brand new!
Looking to Paint Your Woodridge Kitchen Cabinets?
Want to get the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted? If so, Prime Time Painting is the company to call. We have a skilled team that can get your kitchen cabinets painted professionally and quickly.
If you would like to learn more about our cost-effective kitchen cabinet painting services in Woodridge, Illinois, contact us today to request a free quote!