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Should I Repaint My Cabinets or Replace Them?

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The cost of replacing your cabinets will cost you more than five times the amount than if you repainted them. Repainting your existing cabinets can be a great way to add a new flare to a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. These upgrades can quickly be done while staying on a budget. Painting cabinets can also add life and longevity to the hardware itself.  

Unless your cabinet frames or doors and drawers have undergone severe damage, having your cabinets repainted is always the better option. Painting projects are much easier to tackle and much more cost-effective. You can have your cabinets painted by professionals in a short amount of time for a fraction of the cost. 

New kitchens start with one paint job

Repainting your cabinets can entirely change the look and feel of the space. Old faded cabinets can be repainted to make the rest of the kitchen feel brand new. If you paint your kitchen cabinets between home remodels, you can extend the time between big, costly upgrades. 

Outdated kitchen cabinets

A cabinet refacing project is a viable option for damaged or outdated cabinets. Having a professional painting company repaint and reface the cabinets can upgrade the colors. Repainting will also add a modern flair to the cabinets with updated hardware. You can add some wood filler to any damage to the cabinet frames.   

It’s standard to remove the drawer fronts while painting cabinets. If you are taking the fronts off to begin painting doors, that can be your opportunity to replace the doors themselves. Laminate cabinets are generally cheaper and will look great when freshly painted. If you need to replace any hardware on a budget, try laminate. 

What type of paint should I use to paint my cabinets?

There are a few things to consider when choosing which coat of paint is best. It’s best to have a color consultation with the professionals at Rathgeb Painting. The professionals at Rathgeb Painting can point you in the right direction.

  • Enamel paint is best for any cabinets outside. This paint dries stiff and glossy and works great in the elements. Enamel will help protect any outdoor cabinetry as well.
  • Oil-based paints are recommended for those who like a traditional painting look. This style of paint will allow you to see brush strokes.
  • Latex paints leave a more consistent finish, spreading evenly throughout the surface. This paint has a faster dry time than oil-based paints. 
  • White paint will likely be the most cost-effective color but may take more coats depending on the existing color. 

Many homeowners choose to give their kitchen a fresh new look by repainting the cabinets. Rathgeb Painting has over 20 years of experience in cabinet painting in the greater Philadelphia area. We use only the highest quality paints and techniques, so you can be sure your cabinets will look fantastic once finished. 
If your project goes past the kitchen or bathroom, Rathgeb Painting specializes in full interior painting services all across the Philadelphia area. Transform your entire house with a fresh coat of paint done right.