Is Cabinet Painting Right for Your Kitchen Update?

Kitchen Tune-Up makes homeowners’ dreams of beautiful, convenient kitchens come true. Sometimes all a kitchen needs is a fresh, clean look to seem transformed. If you like your current cabinets but want to change the color, or want to cover wear and tear, painting might be right for you. Here’s how cabinet painting works when you partner with Kitchen Tune-Up.

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How Does Kitchen Tune-Up Paint My Cabinets?

First, we remove all your cabinet doors and drawers and whisk them away. We take them off-site to save you mess. We clean away built-up grime and residue and fix minor dings or defects. Then we prime and paint them. Back at your house, we clean, prep and paint the cabinet boxes. We bring back your freshly painted doors and drawers and install them, adding new hinges if needed. As a finishing touch, we can add new handles and knobs for a polished, modern look. Your cabinets will look new after this affordable, easy transformation. The whole process takes about a week.

Is Painting My Best Option?

Painting is just one of the expert services Kitchen Tune-Up offers. How do you know which service to choose? Ask yourself:

Are my cabinets in good condition? This is always question the No. 1, no matter what type of kitchen cabinet service you choose! Sturdy frames are essential to any upgrade that uses the existing cabinet boxes, whether you plan to add new doors or paint the doors you already have. We can help you assess whether your cabinets are good candidates for painting.

Do I like the style and placement of my current cabinets? If you want to keep your kitchen’s familiar layout, you don’t necessarily need new cabinets. If your cabinets’ style is still appealing and you just want a change of color, painting is a good option.

What’s the material? The most common cabinet that homeowners want painted is oak. Be aware: The heavy wood grain of oak and some other types of wood can be challenging to cover completely. Are you OK with that? If not, consider other options like refacing or redooring your kitchen cabinets.

How long do I need this upgrade to last? Painting does a great job of perking up your whole kitchen’s appearance! But we’ll be frank. Kitchen cabinets are in constant, daily use, increasing the probability that paint will show nicks and scratches over time. A kitchen cabinet paint job is a solution that lasts about two to five years. If you need a cabinet upgrade that lasts longer and is tougher, investigate our other services like redooring, refacing, or--if you have wood cabinets--our Original Tune-Up to recondition discolored or grimy wood surfaces.

What is my goal for this cabinet upgrade? Maybe you’re already planning a bigger update to your kitchen but aren’t quite ready for the disruption or the cost. Painting is a good choice to tide you over if you want a quick, inexpensive improvement before you take on a full remodel or refacing. Painting kitchen cabinets is also an inexpensive option if you plan to sell your house and want to make the kitchen more attractive for prospective buyers. You might not want to invest in remodeling dinged or outdated cabinets, so painting might be your best choice. 

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Isn’t Painting a DIY Job?

Painting kitchen cabinets sounds like a simple project! Anyone can handle a brush, right? But we all know how do-it-yourself projects can gobble up more time and expense than we anticipated. When Kitchen Tune-Up paints your cabinets, you get these advantages:

  • You don’t have to figure out the right paint for the job or spend time and money shopping for paint and tools.
  • There’s minimal mess. We prime and paint your cabinet doors and drawers off-site. You won’t have any half-painted or wet doors sitting around your kitchen! We also clean up when we leave each day, so your kitchen is as usable as possible while the work’s going on.
  • The job is finished in about a week.
  • You get Kitchen Tune-Up expertise and troubleshooting. We do this all the time. We’ll be honest with you if painting isn’t right for your cabinets.

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How Will It Look?

You don’t have to guess at how your painted cabinets will look. Use our virtual Design Tool to visualize your cabinets wearing their new color. Choose a virtual kitchen layout closest to the look of your own kitchen, then experiment with different colors on the cabinets with just a few clicks. You can try out other changes too. How would new flooring look? What about a new color on the walls as well as the cabinets? Would a kitchen island fit? Play with your kitchen’s look, without having to commit a dime! Talk to your nearest Kitchen Tune-Up team today. They can help you decide if cabinet painting is right for your kitchen and your investment.

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