If you are looking to save money on a house flip there are certain things you should do to save cost. One of them is to spray paint kitchen cabinets. As you already know, kitchen cabinets contribute to the overall beauty and functionality of a kitchen. If the cabinet looks great, the kitchen will look attractive, but if it is dilapidated, the kitchen will lose value in the eye of an observer.
So one way you can make yours welcoming and presentable is to do a kitchen cabinets repaint. Buying a new cabinet will cost you more and if you are doing a total renovation of the house the cost will exceed your planned budget.
In this article, we want to highlight all the things to consider about kitchen cabinet painting. We believe that with the right information, you can improve the quality and appearance of your kitchen maximally.
Hiring professionals to spray paint kitchen cabinets
One option at your disposal is to hire professionals to do the painting for you. This option is the expensive one but it comes with its perks. If you have the resources but lack the skill or time to spray paint kitchen cabinets, we recommend this option if you want a perfect job. Here are the pros and cons of hiring professionals you should be aware of.
Pros of hiring professionals
They take the stress off you: Professionals take the stress off you. Kitchen cabinet painting can be a herculean job especially if you have a kitchen cabinet. Imagine spending hours on your feet working every single corner of your cabinet; stressful right? Well, a professional can handle the job for you while you focus on other tasks in the house.
Quality finish: The quality of finish you get when you hire a professional is unquestionable. This is due to their level of experience working with different types of paint. With professionals, there are no blemishes, rough patches, or untouched edges. You get the perfect finish you’ve always wanted.
Complete the job in record time: They will complete the job in record time. For a repaint project that would have taken you several hours or even days, a professional can get it done in a matter of hours. We are sure you won’t like the idea of having your kitchen out of commission for a whole day or more; with the help of a professional, that is not something you should worry about since they will complete the job in record time.
Cons of hiring professionals
Extra cost: You will have to pay them for their services which can be a problem if you are on a low budget. Although some professionals charge an affordable fee, you still get to pay them for the job nonetheless.
Privacy invasion: If you are a very private person, you may feel very uncomfortable hiring a professional painter and inviting them into your home. But considering the benefit you stand to enjoy long term, this may be a worthy sacrifice.
Hiring professionals may cost you more but you get a perfect job which may end up becoming a money-saving move since your cabinet will be refurbished and serve you for many more years
The average cost of hiring a professional painter for your kitchen cabinet repaint
The average cost of hiring a professional is not straightforward because painters charge different fees in Toronto. Secondly, the size of the cabinet will determine the scale of work required to paint it back to form. But expect to pay a couple of hundreds of dollars or well over $1000 for big cabinets.
The smart move will be to ask the painter for a quote and then make your decision afterwards.
Doing the kitchen cabinet repaint yourself
The other option is to repaint the kitchen cabinet yourself. This option is essentially for those who want to save as much money as possible and have no qualms painting their kitchen cabinets on their own. If you have a small cabinet or have some experience with painting, there is no reason why you shouldn’t save extra money and do it yourself.
The bulk of the cost that comes with hiring a professional is the labor cost, not material cost so if you were to strike off labor costs and only buy the necessary materials, you will save a significant sum. So what are the pros and cons of painting your kitchen cabinet yourself? Let’s have a look.
Pros of painting your kitchen cabinet yourself
Save cost: The biggest advantage of painting your kitchen cabinet yourself is the extra quid you will save. This amount is likely to be substantial so you can divert it towards other needs.
Greater control: Doing a cabinet repaint yourself gives you greater control over the choices of colors. You can experiment with different colors unlike when you hire a professional. Changing colors after trying them out may take more time, but in the end, you get what you want.
Cons of painting your kitchen cabinet yourself
Take longer time: When you do the painting yourself, you will spend a longer time compared to when you hire a professional. Wasting so much time will reduce the pace of work and extend the time it will take you to flip the house since you can’t start marketing it just yet.
Poor finish: The greatest risk of doing the painting yourself is getting a poor finish. Nothing can be as unsightly as a poorly painted kitchen cabinet. In fact, we will argue that it is better not to paint it at all than to do the job poorly. A poor-looking cabinet is a huge turn-off for interested buyers of the home.
Buy work tools: Paints, primers and fillers are not the only things you will spend money on. You will also need to buy work tools like protective gear, rollers and brushes. This will cost you extra money. Since you will not be painting your cabinets often, these tools will be luxury items sitting in your basement.
The estimated cost of DIY kitchen cabinet painting
The estimated cost of painting your kitchen cabinet will depend on the size of the cabinet. But with proper planning, you may spend less than $200 or a little above that amount for the job. If you buy quality paints and tools as you should, this cost may even be higher. Very good paints will stick to the cabinet and not lose form for years while poor quality paints will begin to chip after a few months.
But you need to know which paint to buy that will last for a long time. This is where personal research comes in.
Should you hire a professional painter or paint it yourself?
Now the question you may have in mind at this point is whether to do the kitchen cabinet painting yourself or to hire a professional painter?
To answer this question, remember why you want to paint the cabinet in the first place; your goal is to make it look nice and presentable and for this form to be maintained for a very long time.
So if you are very good with brush and rollers and paints in general, you may do it yourself. Also, if you have the time to do it, why not? As long as you can guarantee a perfect finish then there should not be a problem.
On the other hand, if you are not very good with painting or you don’t have any iota of experience when it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, DIY painting is a bad idea. You may likely mess up the cabinet with a poor finish with your cabinet looking worse for wear.
So while DIY kitchen cabinet painting will help you save money, the quality of the finish may render your effort a waste of time and resources. So unless you are very good with painting and have enough time on your hands we recommend hiring an expert painter.
If you must hire a professional painting company, Toronto Custom Painting is the one to go for. With years of experience repainting cabinets and homes around Toronto and its environs, this is an entity you can trust with your cabinet remodeling job. Our service fees are affordable and the effect of our work is long-lasting. Contact us today to request a free quote.