• How Much Does it Cost to Paint My Kitchen Cabinets? A Beginner’s Guide
When it comes time to facilitate a home improvement project in today’s day and age, many people obscure the importance of ROI, or return on investment, when sifting through the myriad of options available nowadays. But it’s worth mentioning that your kitchen represents a gold mine of sorts because even meager augmentations and improvements can net up to 70% ROI, which means that your home’s resale value will increase by about 70% of the up-front investment on labor and materials.

However, it’s in your best interests to exercise caution when executing a kitchen renovation because your home’s intrinsic value (and the value of any neighboring properties) will play a huge role in terms of delineating the value of your refurbishments. This is why you should take a methodical, sequential approach to enhancing your kitchen area, especially if you’ve neglected this central room for quite some time.

With this notion in mind, the easiest way to begin bolstering the value of your kitchen is to paint your cabinets, drawers, doors, and pantry gates. This brief article will outline the entire process so that you know exactly what to expect.

The Process

Although many people believe that painting is an easy, simplistic task, there’s a reason why entire companies revolve around painting projects. It requires a certain level of experience, expertise, and, of course, an adequate assortment of equipment and tools. Shown below is the standardized progression associated with facilitating a kitchen paint job:

  1. Remove all doors, hardware, and accessories without damaging the kitchen’s most integral elements. This includes detaching all screws, hinges, handles, latches, and implements while simultaneously organizing them for streamlined reassembly after painting.
  2. Clean all surfaces to account for years of grease buildup, steam accumulation, and food splatters. The cleaning solutions must feature fast-drying properties to avoid soaking any of the sensitive wooden elements.
  3. Perform an extensive sanding exercise to remove old paint, enhance adhesion, and re-establish a proportional visage on all of the wooden surfaces.
  4. Apply an effective primer or sealer to ensure a well-bonded, uniform finish coat. High-end primers and sealers establish a great base for semi-gloss, water-based applicants, which is why it’s often referred to as the most important step in the process.
  5. Apply the final finish with a careful, systematic approach. You’ll probably need two or three coats to achieve a desirable final product.

The Materials

You’ll need a wide range of tools and materials in order to facilitate an extensive painting project:

  • Sanding block and fine-grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth and steel wool
  • Respirator
  • Pneumatic air compressor
  • Industrial-strength vacuum
  • Industrial paint sprayer and applicators
  • Primer and/or sealer
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • Semi-gloss paint (or another suitable finish)

The Costs

As you might imagine, sourcing these materials and completing the paint job in a DIY fashion can become very costly and time-consuming, especially if you lack the experience and know-how required to avoid mistakes and stay on schedule. This is why it makes more financial sense to outsource the undertaking to a reputable painting specialist.

If you contract the services of Flora Brothers Painting, we will be able to perform all of the manual labor, source the materials, and apply two coats of primer and finish for as little as $95-$115 per door/drawer.  This includes all of your doors, drawers, cabinets, and other wooden elements in and around the kitchen.

As such, you’ll be able to avoid exorbitant retail purchases, save time, and, most importantly, ensure a high-quality finish that will redefine the aesthetic appeal and intrinsic value of your kitchen area.

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