If you like the layout of your kitchen, but not the look, kitchen cabinet painting may be for you! Not long ago, dark stained wood cabinets were all the rage, but now it seems like everyone wants painted cabinets.
White is a classic choice that never really goes out of style, but if you want something a little more surprising, go with a color other than white. Different shades of grey are popular choices right now in San Diego, but so are colors like navy blue, black, and even emerald green. Some people opt to go with two colors for their painted kitchen cabinets, such as a dark color on the bottom cabinets and a lighter color on the uppers, or they will paint their island a different color than the rest of the cabinets in the kitchen.
Whatever color you choose is entirely up to you and your specific taste and style, but you should know that if you go with a color, it may look dated in a few years. However, some people like to change things up every few years anyway, so they’re okay going with a more trendy option.
If you’re not sure exactly what color you want your kitchen cabinets painted, one of our color consultants can help you decide.
Should You Have Your Kitchen Cabinets Professionally Painted?
As a professional painting company in San Diego, it’s probably not surprising to you that we would recommend having your kitchen cabinets painted by a professional. But if you know anyone who has ever tried to paint their cabinets themselves, they might also recommend hiring a professional. Painting your own cabinets is doable, but you should know what you’re getting yourself into and the type of results you can expect.
Painting your kitchen cabinets is not a one-day job or even a weekend DIY project. It is a tedious, multi-step process that involves degreasing, sanding, patching, priming, and painting. It also involves specialty equipment like a paint sprayer and drying racks to do the job right. Yes, you can use paint brushes or rollers to paint your kitchen cabinets, but you won’t get the smooth finish you’re probably looking for.
Kitchen cabinets painted by a professional, on the other hand, will have a smooth, furniture-quality finish that will last much longer than cabinets painted by an amateur.
If you want to give cabinet painting a try, we recommend starting with a smaller project, like a bathroom vanity or a bedroom dresser to see if DIY cabinet painting is right for you.
What Type of Paint Should Be Used for Kitchen Cabinet Painting?
Not just any paint will do for kitchen cabinet painting. You want something that is durable and has the right finish. We use a type of specialty paint that looks like oil-based paint, but is actually water-based. In addition, we use paint that is low-VOC, which means it contains fewer toxic chemicals and won’t give off that strong, newly painted smell that gives so many people headaches. As professional painters in San Diego, we have tried many different paint options and have found the ones that work the best in kitchens. Our customers have been extremely happy with the results!
To get a quote on professional kitchen cabinet painting in San Diego, contact us at PaintGreen. We can come to your house and answer any questions you have and provide you with an estimate. When you contact us, let us know if you’d also like a color consultation.