Kitchen remodeling is one of the most expensive and complex projects homeowners undertake. In its annual Cost vs. Value report for 2021, Remodeling Magazine put the national average for a mid-range kitchen remodel at $75,571 and a minor kitchen remodeling project at $26,214. Upscale kitchen remodels projects average $149,079. A significant portion of most kitchen remodeling projects is the cost of cabinet replacements.
If you like the layout of your kitchen and want to avoid the rising costs of a full kitchen renovation, repainting your cabinets is a good option to consider. Almost all types of wood cabinetry, whether unfinished, painted, or stained, can be painted. If your kitchen cabinets are in good condition, painting them can create a brand-new look at a fraction of the cost of a total replacement.
A Professional Can Paint Your Cabinets to Look New Again
Painting kitchen cabinets is more complicated than just applying a quick coat of paint. Here are ten reasons to hire a professional:
1. Design and Color Advice
Choosing the right color and finish for kitchen cabinets can be complicated. It’s important to consider several factors including the style of your cabinets, lighting, and appliances. White and gray kitchen cabinets remain popular but blues, greens, and even black are gaining favor. An experienced paint contractor can help narrow down the choices when it comes to the color and finish that works best for your kitchen.
2. Equipment and Tools
The average homeowner likely doesn’t have the necessary tools and equipment to handle large painting projects. Ladders, quality brushes and rollers, paint trays, scaffolding, caulk guns, paint sprayers, painter’s tape, and other items can quickly add up. Professional painters have the right supplies and tools for any type and size of painting project.
3. Surface Preparation
Proper surface preparation is critical for any painting project. Cabinets require extra prep work. Cabinet doors should be removed, cleaned, sanded, and cleaned again. Any blemishes must be repaired and sanded smooth. After all surfaces are clean and dry, primer is applied. Any prep work that is skipped will result in a poor finish. Old stains and dirt can bleed through a fresh coat of paint. It’s difficult and expensive to correct these types of mistakes.
4. Cabinet Removal
Professional cabinet painters know how to remove cabinet doors and drawers without damaging them or the surrounding structures. This process can be more difficult than it appears depending on the age of the cabinets and cabinet fixtures. They’ll also be able to reinstall doors and drawers correctly when it’s time to put everything back together.
5. Professional Grade Products
Painting projects require more than just a few gallons of paint. Professional painting crews have all of the tools, products, and equipment needed to complete jobs quickly and efficiently. Most painting contractors have accounts set up with local paint distributors. These partnerships mean they can purchase high-quality paints and supplies at discounted rates which in turn saves their customers money.
Professionals have the training and experience to create a durable, high-quality finish. Professional painters are trained to focus on the smallest details to ensure the finish is perfect. They use specific techniques to minimize brush strokes, unevenness and paint drips. Reputable contractors will guarantee the quality of their workmanship.
Professional painters do the same type of work every day. This means they’ve perfected a system to prep, paint, and clean up as quickly and efficiently as possible. A professional painter can complete a project in a fraction of the time that it would take a busy homeowner to tackle in their spare time.
Painting can be hazardous work, whether it’s working on a ladder or dealing with solvents and dust. Experienced painters plan a project with maximum efficiency and safety in mind. They are trained to safely operate sprayers, sanders, extension ladders, scaffolding, and other equipment.
Removing the containment tape and sheets from the room and flooring, wiping down the counters, and sweeping up dust and debris are all part of the job for professional painting crews. They use proper techniques for safely disposing of solvents, paint thinners, and unused paint, and will make the end of your painting project stress-free.
10. Time and Convenience
Painting kitchen cabinets is not a quick process and even experienced DIYers often underestimate the amount of time and work involved. A professional painting crew will complete the project efficiently so that your life gets back to normal quickly. You won’t have to deal with any of the work or clean-up, and you’ll be left with a beautiful, professionally painted kitchen.
Trust the Local Painting Professionals
The benefits of hiring a professional painter are numerous. If you’re ready to update your kitchen cabinets, hire a painter with the right experience to handle the job.
Mr. Mole’s Painting LLC offers interior and exterior painting for both commercial and residential properties. Call us for a cabinet estimate today. We provide both in-person and virtual quotes for your convenience. Contact us today at (218) 255-7168 to discuss your needs.