Are you considering painting your kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, or other cabinetry in your home? Has the thought crossed your mind that you might like to do it yourself?
Here’s a cabinet painting DIY checklist that will help you determine whether you want to tackle the project on your own or hire professional cabinet painters.
Do you have the time to commit to the cabinet painting project?
To do it right, cabinet painting requires far more than just putting a coat of paint on wood. You have to remove all of the cabinet doors and drawers, disassemble them (being careful to mark everything so you can put it back together correctly), prep, and paint them.
Do you have the patience for the cabinet painting project?
Just tearing everything apart, labeling it, and putting it back together again requires patience. But there are also multiple steps involved in prepping the cabinets before you can paint them. You’ll have to be extremely patient, careful not to rush through any of the steps, or the end result won’t be what you expect.
Do you have the expertise to ensure the highest quality work?
When it comes to interior painting work and the expertise required to produce top quality work, on a scale of 1-10, cabinet painting probably comes in at a 9. This isn’t the best type of project to tackle as a DIY. The prep work requires expertise, but so does the final application of paint. You don’t want flaws showing in your spray painting of the cabinet doors and drawers, or inconsistent brush strokes showing in the hand painting of the frames.
Are you prepared to live with the results if they look sub-par?
If you make mistakes in prepping the cabinets or painting them, the flaws will be obvious. Are you prepared to live with something that looks “okay,” but doesn’t really pop? If you’re painting cabinets in your laundry room or garage, maybe they don’t have to look perfect. But if you’re painting kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets, in all likelihood, you want something that looks like new!
Making old cabinets look as good as new isn’t easy. The reason we’re able to achieve the highest quality is because, over the years, we’ve perfected a cabinet painting process that involves over 10 steps.
To ensure top quality, we clean, prep, caulk, sand, buff, and prime – performing some of these tasks more than once as needed. Then, and only then, do we apply a special cabinet paint, which adheres well (thanks to our comprehensive prep work) and withstands wear and tear.
So, the bad news may be that this isn’t the best DIY project. But the good news is that cabinet painting might be more affordable than you think.
Call us and we’ll be happy to come out and give you a free estimate on painting your cabinets. Then you can decide for yourself which would be the best route to go.
For information or to schedule an appointment for an estimate, please call (303) 222-0110, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Cabinet painting is our specialty. In fact, we are one of the few cabinet painting contractors in the Denver metro area.