By Emily Rivers
Last updated 4th May 2023

How Much Does it Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?

If you think your kitchen needs an update, you're probably looking into getting a new kitchen fitted. But did you know you can get your kitchen cabinets resprayed?

Getting your kitchen cabinet doors painted or sprayed can give your kitchen a modern update without spending thousands on a whole new kitchen. But how much does kitchen respraying cost?

How much can I expect to pay to have my kitchen cabinets painted?

How much you can expect to pay to have your kitchen cupboard doors painted depends on the size of your kitchen, the type of cabinets you have and where you live, but here are the average costs:

Item

Average cost

Standard cabinet door

£80 per cabinet

Larder cabinet door

£100 per cabinet

Integrated appliance door

£80 per cabinet

Cost to paint cabinets in an average kitchen

£800-£1,600

Painter and decorator day rate

£250-£400

These costs to spray paint kitchen cabinet doors are averages taken from decorators and kitchen spraying companies across the UK, and include all labour and materials. For more specific costs related to your area, take a look at the table further down the page.

Cost to paint kitchen cabinet doors

What is kitchen respraying?

Kitchen respraying is a great alternative to buying new kitchen cabinets. If they're looking a bit tired, you can spray paint them to give them a new lease of life.

A decorator or spray paint specialist will remove your kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts and spray them with a layer of paint. Sometimes the specialist will take your doors away to respray them, but they can also do it in your garden.

The benefit to respraying over painting your kitchen cabinets is that you'll get a much smoother and flatter finish than if a painter and decorator used a brush or roller to paint them.

What affects the cost of painting kitchen cabinets?

There are a few factors that will affect the cost of painting or respraying your kitchen cabinets:

Number and size of cabinets: The more cabinets you have to paint, the more it will cost. If they're large, they will also cost more to respray.

Access: Your decorator may take off your cabinet doors to paint or respray them. If they're difficult to remove, this could increase the cost.

Quality of paint: While a more expensive brand of paint might cost you more initially, it may cost you less in the long run. A low-quality paint may not last as long, meaning you have to repaint your kitchen cabinets sooner than if you'd chosen a better-quality paint.

Prep work required: If your kitchen cabinets need lots of repairing, sanding or filling, it will take longer for your decorator to start painting them, so you'll pay more in labour costs.

Where you live: If you live in London or the south east, expect to pay more to have your kitchen cabinets sprayed or painted than if you live in other areas of the UK.

Is it cheaper to paint or replace kitchen cabinets?

It's much cheaper to paint your kitchen cabinets over replacing them. Fitting a new kitchen is expensive – the average cost to get a new kitchen fitted is £10,500, so you could save as much as 80% by painting your kitchen cabinets instead.

Is it better to paint or spray a kitchen?

Whether it's better to paint or spray a kitchen depends on the finish you want. Both look fantastic, but spraying kitchen cabinets gives a sleeker look.

If you want a high-shine, modern finish, spraying your kitchen cabinets may be better. But if you want a more traditional style, for example if you have a farmhouse-style kitchen or shaker units, you may want to paint your kitchen cabinets. Your cabinets will have more of a textured look which can look great in many kitchens.

How long do spray painted kitchen cabinets last?

Spray painted kitchen cabinets can last up to 15 years with good care. Make sure you keep them clean by wiping them with a cloth and a gentle cleaner regularly, and don't expose them to too much water.

Is spraying kitchen cabinets worth it?

We think that spraying your kitchen cabinets is definitely worth it! There are lots of benefits to spraying or painting your kitchen cabinets:

Save money

You'll save as much as 80% compared to replacing your kitchen cabinets. Spraying or painting your cabinets gives them a fresh new look without the price tag.

Get a new look

You can change the entire look of your kitchen with a kitchen respray. Go from dark cabinets to light or light to bold – they will look like brand new cabinets once your decorator has finished.

Reduce waste

You're doing your bit for the environment by painting your kitchen cabinets. If you'd replaced them with new cabinets, your old ones would have ended up in the landfill. You've saved them from going to waste before they've reached the end of their natural life.

How much does it cost to paint a kitchen in the UK?

If you're considering painting your kitchen cabinets, you probably want to give the walls a lick of paint too. It costs around £250-£400 per day to hire a painter and decorator to paint your kitchen, plus the cost of paint.

Special kitchen paint that is wipeable and moisture-resistant costs anywhere between £7-£10 per litre for a brand like Dulux, Leyland or Johnstone's. For a premium brand like Farrow & Ball, expect to pay between £20-£25 per litre.

Get competitive quotes

It's important to get a range of quotes for your kitchen respray or repaint project. Post your job on HaMuch now to get in touch with reliable painters and decorators in your area.


Estimates for common painter & decorator jobs;

Rates for other trades

Paint kitchen cabinet doors cost in the UK
Paint kitchen cabinet doors cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKPaint kitchen cabinet doors cost
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Aberdeen£408
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Amber Valley£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Arun£428
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Ashfield£370
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Aylesbury Vale£438
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Barnsley£346
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Basildon£402
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Basingstoke & Deane£426
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bassetlaw£356
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bath & North East Somerset£390
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bedford£468
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Belfast£316
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Birmingham£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Blackburn£334
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Blackpool£326
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bolton£354
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bournemouth£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bracknell Forest£440
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bradford£346
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Braintree£386
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Breckland£338
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bridgend£370
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Brighton£432
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bristol£390
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Broadland£338
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Broxtowe£362
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Bury£356
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Caerphilly£380
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Calderdale£344
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Cambridge£420
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Canterbury£338
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Cardiff£378
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Carmarthenshire£280
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Charnwood£354
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Chelmsford£386
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Cheltenham£404
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Cherwell£452
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Chester£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Colchester£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Conway£304
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Coventry£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Crewe & Nantwich£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Dacorum£430
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Derby£362
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Doncaster£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Dover£348
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Dudley£356
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Dundee£288
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near East Ayrshire£370
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near East Devon£350
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near East Dunbartonshire£364
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near East Hampshire£386
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near East Hertfordshire£418
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near East Lindsey£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near East Riding£432
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Eastleigh£386
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Edinburgh£400
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Elmbridge£434
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Epping Forest£432
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Erewash£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Exeter£380
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Falkirk£346
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Fife£396
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Flintshire£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Gateshead£354
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Gedling£370
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Glasgow£364
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Gloucester£400
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Guildford£420
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Gwynedd£372
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Halton£334
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Harrogate£348
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Havant & Waterloo£370
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Highland£352
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Horsham£396
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Huntingdonshire£490
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Ipswich£334
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Isle of Wight£374
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£390
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Kingston-upon-Hull£406
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Kirklees£354
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Knowsley£338
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Lancaster£344
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Leeds£354
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Leicester£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Lisburn£318
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Liverpool£338
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near London£428
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Luton£424
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Macclesfield£384
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Maidstone£384
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Manchester£364
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Mid Bedfordshire£442
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Mid Sussex£402
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Middlesbrough£376
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Milton Keynes£454
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Neath Port Talbot£364
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near New Forest£372
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Newbury£410
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Newcastle-under-Lyme£348
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£356
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Newport£372
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North Ayrshire£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North East Lincolnshire£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North Hertfordshire£422
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North Lanarkshire£342
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North Lincolnshire£384
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North Somerset£388
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North Tyneside£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near North Wiltshire£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Northampton£472
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Norwich£344
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Nottingham£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Nuneaton & Bedworth£364
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Oldham£362
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Oxford£458
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Perth & Kinross£664
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Peterborough£498
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Plymouth£396
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Poole£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Portsmouth£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Powys£272
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Preston£326
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Reading£430
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Redcar & Cleveland£364
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Reigate & Banstead£422
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Renfrewshire£384
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£362
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Rochdale£356
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Rotherham£334
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Salford£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Salisbury£388
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Sandwell£356
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Scarborough£372
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Scottish Borders£352
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Sefton£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Sevenoaks£408
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Sheffield£330
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Slough£430
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Solihull£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Ayrshire£378
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Bedfordshire£468
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Cambridgeshire£414
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Gloucestershire£390
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Kesteven£348
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Lanarkshire£346
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Oxfordshire£446
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Somerset£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near South Tyneside£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Southampton£384
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Southend-on-Sea£382
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near St Albans£420
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near St Helens£340
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Stafford£374
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Stockport£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Stockton-on-Tees£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Stoke-on-Trent£352
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Stratford-on-Avon£354
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Stroud£402
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Suffolk Coastal£330
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Sunderland£348
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Swale£382
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Swansea£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Tameside£362
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Teignbridge£368
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Tendring£344
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Test Valley£390
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Thamesdown£364
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Thanet£336
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near The Wrekin£340
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Thurrock£406
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Torbay£376
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Trafford£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Vale of Glamorgan£392
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Vale of White Horse£416
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Vale Royal£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wakefield£348
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Walsall£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Warrington£358
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Warwick£354
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Waveney£342
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Waverley£432
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wealden£402
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near West Lancashire£336
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near West Lothian£380
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near West Wiltshire£360
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wigan£342
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Windsor & Maidenhead£434
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wirral£332
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wokingham£440
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wolverhampton£356
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wrexham Maelor£338
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wychavon£350
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near Wycombe£456
Paint kitchen cabinet doors near York£352