It is no surprise to tell you that painting is one of the best options for cabinets, showing some wear. It is also an excellent way to renovate your kitchen and enhance its décor without spending tens of thousands of dollars.
When it comes to the benefits of painting your kitchen cabinet, first, it gives a whole new look to the kitchen at an affordable cost. Second, it is a less expensive way that saves money and time, allowing you to avoid the hectic task of replacing the cabinets.
When you use high-quality paint, it will last much longer. Updating your kitchen will also improve the value of your home. You can complete the project within a week with a professional painter.
It is much more inexpensive than replacing your kitchen cabinets with new ones. On average, kitchen cabinet painting costs range from $3000 to $12,000. While we know to some this may not sound cheap, but when compared to replacement, it is a great deal cheaper.
If you are looking to hire a professional painting contractor, most will charge a set price per door/draw, generally between $75 and $225 each. The layout and size of your cabinet may also determine the cost of the painting. Along with a few other factors but the count is the majority.
No matter what local cabinet painting company you choose, their processes to complete your project can vary along with the pricing. Similarly, their condition, labor costs, and painting method are decisive factors. Some will have a full spray finish. Some will want to brush and roll your cabinets.
In today’s article, we will answer some of the most important questions you have in mind about the cost of your kitchen cabinet painting. Read on!
In the U.S, on average, the cost of painting the cabinet per door is $75 to $175. Sometimes, it can cost you $175 to $275 – as the price also depends on the finish, you are looking to have on your completed project.
You might be looking for a glazed look that requires glazing but also requires a clear coat of sealer to protect the finish. Some want the distressed look, which should also have a clear coat if done correctly. This will get you into the highest end in pricing because of all the extra steps.
Talking about the per square foot cabinet painting, a professional contractor will cost you $2.50 to $10.50. Also, the contractor costs $30 to $60 per linear foot of the paintable surface area. This way of pricing is becoming less common with professional painters.
On average, when you hire a painter, the cost is $40 to $95 per hour. Some painters charge labor costs per day, which are between $280 and $600 per day depending on the size of the project, the number of days it will take to complete the project, and the experience level of the painter.
If you want to repaint your old kitchen cabinets, it can cost you $2000 to $20,000. The cost of repainting depends on a few factors, such as stripping the paint, sanding, and the required repairing of the cabinets. For a smoother look, you may need to putty before the process of sanding to remove scratches, dings, grain, etc. Cabinets in good condition are worth repainting if the coating is not failing. If it fails, you may need to remove the paint and start over, which can be the most costly option.
When repainting your kitchen cabinets, you need to carefully analyze the costs of stripping, sanding, and painting. On average, stripping, sanding, and repainting is $7 to $15 per square foot.
Besides, you need to pay an additional $2-$5 per square foot for applying putty and sanding. So, the final cost can be estimated depending on the current condition of your cabinets and the amount of damage.
Make sure you use a high-quality paint product because it can resist stains, is durable, and lasts for a longer time than low-quality paint.
Lastly, you must avoid 2-in-1 primer and paint products as they usually do not dry hard enough and adhere properly. If you go with this option, the cost and time could end up being much more than doing it right the first time.
So, painting your kitchen cabinet is not expensive compared to replacing them or installing new ones. So please don’t make the mistake some have and ruin their cabinets with a cheap product.