Cabinet painting is hands-down one of our most popular painting services in San Diego. Especially with homeowners being anxious to introduce more color in their kitchen, but without the mess and expense of a full remodel, cabinet painting is an attractive option. Literally.
But it also does raise a lot of really good questions. And based on our other content or outside research you’ve done, you’ve gathered just how important it is to do the job right. So, to help streamline your cabinet painting research, we’ve compiled a list of the top FAQ we hear from our San Diego clients. Ready to get started?
Most homeowners don’t want to even attempt a job of this scale, but we’ll still address the question for the hardcore DIY-ers out there. Technically, sure! You can paint your cabinets yourself, but we guarantee that the outcome won’t match what you’ll get from a professional cabinet paint job. That’s not a slight against you, but just a fact: cabinet painting requires a very specific set of skills, products, and tools that most homeowners don’t have.
Some skilled do-it-yourselfers do have the painting chops to make their cabinets look good, but what about the long-term performance? Projects that look good for 6 months or a year aren’t guaranteed to look good 5 years from now.
Here’s an abbreviated recap of our process:
No! And that’s one of the first mistakes homeowners make when they tackle this kind of project themselves. It’s essential that you use high-quality paint specifically formulated for cabinets, trim, and other surfaces that experience a high level of wear and tear. In fact, these products have a hard, shinier finish that takes the durability to a whole new level.
We use a combination, depending on the desired type of finish, but the majority of our work is done with professional-grade spray equipment. This allows us to efficiently create that beautiful, smooth, factory-like finish you’re looking for. It’s also important to note that we do this work within a controlled environment, using an on-site spray booth.
This might be one of the most-asked questions we hear. The answer is yes, as long as the project was handled and completed correctly. Cut corners, minimal prep, or using incorrect products all drastically cut down on long-term performance. Even if it costs more up front (and it will), having your cabinets painted by professionals with proven experience is well worth the investment.
It depends on a number of factors, but most projects are somewhere in the $3500 – 6000 range. You can look at this article for more information about how we arrive at that number, what impacts the cost, etc.
Have more questions about cabinet painting? Contact us at Chism Brothers Painting today! We have over 40 years of local painting experience, and would love to put our expertise to work for you.
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