Should You Paint or Replace Your Old Cabinets?

Whether you want to spruce up a tired kitchen or you want to gut and remodel the entire room, something you need to give thought to is your kitchen cabinets. Cabinet refinishing is one of the easiest ways to make old cabinets look like new, but because kitchen cabinet repainting is an exact process that requires great skill and attention, it is something that can easily go from bad to worse. That said before you make the decision to paint or replace your kitchen cabinets, consider the following:


Obviously, having your cabinets repainted is much more cost-effective than buying all new cabinetry and having them installed. This is the case even if you hire professional painters to do the job for you.


Repainting kitchen cabinets is a long and complicated process, one that should not be rushed and that should not be undertaken by an amateur. The doors and drawers need to be taken off or out, all of the woodwork cleaned and sanded and everything primed. Only once all of that is completed can you begin to paint. Most cabinets—especially those that go from a dark wood to a light color—need to be double coated.


Whether you buy new cabinets or opt to have your old ones replaced, you will get the same effect: cabinets that look like new. Paint really is a miracle worker, and when done correctly, repainted cabinets look just as sleek and shiny as new ones. If like-new is what you’re going for, repainting your old fixtures isn’t such a bad idea.

If you want to give life to old cabinets without spending a small fortune on purchasing new cabinets and having them installed, kitchen cabinet repainting is the way to go.

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