Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Cabinet Painting

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Cabinet painting is a great way to utilize existing features while also giving the space an entirely new look, but it has to be done right in order to be considered an improvement. If you are considering cabinet painting for your home, we here at Prep-Rite Painting have a few reasons why you should avoid DIY cabinet painting.

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  • It can actually devalue your home. Cabinet painting done correctly and by professionals will often be seen as an attractive improvement. However, if you do it yourself and do it incorrectly (as most of us do since cabinet painting is complex to get it done right) then you can actually detract value from your home. Potential buyers don’t want to take over unfinished projects, and many of them will avoid a DIY cabinet painting job.
  • Time, time, time! Cabinet painting is one of the most time-consuming and labor-intensive jobs out there, especially if you do it right! With deglazing, sanding, priming, painting, and finishing each and every one of your cabinet doors, both sides, you can be looking at touching the surface of your doors (on an average kitchen) well over 1,000 times. Few people have this kind of time!
  • Avoid poor color choices. If you’re going to go through all the effort of cabinet painting, don’t you want it to look good in the end? Professionals can help show you some tried and true colors that will work and help you avoid ones that don’t.

Here at Prep-Rite Painting, we would love to hear from you! What do you think about cabinet painting?