Okay. By now you’ve probably heard a lot about cabinet painting on tv or the interwebs, or at least have seen the alluring transformations. You know the ones... Drab, honey pecan cabinets from the early 2000s are suddenly gleaming white or classy gray, celebrating a bright, modern style. It looks like a full replacement, but it’s not!
The before and after shots may intrigue you, but that naturally leads to the all-important next question: how much does it cost to paint your kitchen cabinets?
Before we get to the numbers, let’s take a look at a few of the key factors and considerations that will shape your estimate.
Every time we evaluate a potential cabinet painting project, we take a number of factors into consideration:
We’d be remiss in our duties if we didn’t offer a very candid warning, coming from a painting company that has seen (and repaired!) all kinds of poor workmanship and DIY projects gone bad.
You can paint your cabinets VERY cheaply, either by doing the work yourself or hiring a bargain painter with ultra-low pricing. When it comes to this type of project, however, you really do get what you pay for. Almost anyone can paint a cabinet, but far fewer know how to do it well, and in a way that works for your home and won’t need to be repainted in a year or two.
Even if you invest in really high-quality products, your project can be doomed before the first coat of primer if you don’t know how to prep the surfaces. Those silky smooth finishes you love on Pinterest and Instagram also are most often not created with brushes and rollers, but high-tech spray equipment in controlled environments.
A higher up-front investment can pay you back over and over again when you have a finish you really love and that performs as it should.
On average in Central Oregon can expect to pay anywhere between $3500 and $8000 to paint your kitchen cabinets. The size of your kitchen will be the biggest factor playing into this range.
While we don’t often share ballpark figures like this since every kitchen is so unique, we want to help you make the very best decision for your home, especially if that involves avoiding a costly mistake.
Here are a few key questions to ask yourself:
If you answered “yes” to all of the above, you’re a perfect candidate for painting.
For more info and inspiration, here are a few resources you might enjoy:
If you live here in Central Oregon, we’d invite you to contact our Seriously Great team. It would be a pleasure to discuss your project, answer more of your questions, and talk cabinet painting and refinishing directly.