Why Cutting Corners With Cabinet Painting Isn’t Worth It

Why Cutting Corners With Cabinet Painting Isn't Worth It

Cabinet painting is the most affordable way to give your cupboards and drawers a new look, and while cutting corners is tempting, it’s not worth it.

Your cabinets are the centerpiece of many of your rooms. The bathroom, kitchen, mudroom, even closets are centered around your cabinets. These rooms deserve to look beautiful, so if you’re not in love with your cabinets, you might consider painting them. 

As professionals in the cabinet painting business, we know how essential it is to take caution and care throughout this process. As a homeowner on a budget, we also know that you may feel like you can save some money and time by choosing to paint your cabinets yourself. Trust us; we have seen it all. So, we’re here to tell you that skipping steps or rushing through them is tempting, but it can result in some cabinet failure. Let’s get more specific. 

Little Room for Error

We said it before, and we’ll repeat it, your cabinets are a big deal. So skipping even the most minor step, using the wrong tool, or making the tiniest mistake can cost you big time. The last thing you want to do is spend your precious time and money painting the cupboards yourself to realize your paint is already starting to peel or crack, or perhaps that the color doesn’t look right in your kitchen’s lighting. 

The above examples are just a few of the things that could go wrong when you’re painting your cabinets and choose to skip steps. But unfortunately, this is many people’s reality. Here’s what you can expect from any cabinet refinishing process. 

A Step-By-Step to Cabinet Painting 

Painting any surface is not for the faint of heart, but it can prove to be a tedious process when it comes to cupboards and drawers. Here’s a brief overview of everything any cabinet painter will have to do: 

  1. Remove hardware, cupboard doors, and drawer fronts
  2. Sand all surfaces 
  3. Clean surfaces to remove all debris 
  4. Apply an even coat of primer 
  5. Paint the cabinets, let dry, and add more coats of paint if necessary
  6. Reinstall hardware, doors, and fronts 

It might sound simple enough in your head, but remember, any small mistake will be evident to you, voiding all your hard work and efforts.

Skip the DIY, Choose Allen Brothers Cabinet Painting

So, you might ask, what’s the alternative to taking the project yourself? You can call in the professionals. Allen Brothers Cabinet Painting has been painting and refinishing cabinets for years, and we have it down to an exact science. So much so that we finish almost all of our projects in one week or less. 

We’re happy to be serving home across the Wasatch Front in Utah cities like Sandy, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, and Salt Lake City. So, if you live in one of these areas and you’re ready for a cabinet facelift in any room in your house, we’re on the job! Contact us today to learn more about our process and get a free estimate. We’re excited to work with you!