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 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:
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
Painter and decorator day rate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We think that spraying your kitchen cabinets is definitely worth it! There are lots of benefits to spraying or painting your kitchen cabinets:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Cost to stain or oil decking||£120|
|Cost to remove wallpaper||£354 per room|
|Cost to paint and decorate a house interior||£3700|
|Cost to paint or stain a fence||£220|
|Cost to paint soffits and fascias||£550|
|Cost to sand down and repaint skirting boards||£170 per room|
|Cost to sand down and repaint interior doors||£200 per door|
|Cost to paint house exterior||£1600|
|Cost to paint the hallway, stairs and landing||£800|
|Cost to paint the garage||£310|
|Cost to paint a front door||£352|
|Cost to decorate a bedroom||£380|
|Cost to paint office, business premises or warehouse||£1340|
|Cost to paint a ceiling||£213 per room|
|Cost to paint kitchen cabinet doors||£452|
|Cost to paint a bathroom||£290|
|Cost to paint and decorate a room||£450|
|Cost to paint and decorate a living room||£710|