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Advice on re painting kitchen cupboards or re facing doors

I am wondering if anyone can shed some light on repainting kitchen cupboards. The current cupboards are laminate and I don't like the color. There are companies that will take the doors and drawers and paint them and then paint the boxes, some also use a spray technique to paint. Wondering if anyone has had any luck with this or if the paint just chips off etc. The quote I got to do this is $3000 for painting the cupboards or $4200 for spraying it with some lacquer type paint. The other option I was thinking is re facing the doors - the cabinets themselves are in good shape. I have heard Ikea has cabinetry for good prices and wondered about just having new doors installed.
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atom2020 wrote: I am wondering if anyone can shed some light on repainting kitchen cupboards. The current cupboards are laminate and I don't like the color. There are companies that will take the doors and drawers and paint them and then paint the boxes, some also use a spray technique to paint. Wondering if anyone has had any luck with this or if the paint just chips off etc. The quote I got to do this is $3000 for painting the cupboards or $4200 for spraying it with some lacquer type paint. The other option I was thinking is re facing the doors - the cabinets themselves are in good shape. I have heard Ikea has cabinetry for good prices and wondered about just having new doors installed.
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yes we used a company a few a couple of years ago
at first we tried diy gel stains which you can buy on amazon,,but did not turn out that good
so we hired a company that specializes ,,for 30 kitchen doors was around 3000...because they did our kitchen, we also asked them to paint living room,,$100
and it has not pealed so far..so it turned out good
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PointsHubby wrote: Lots of past threads on the pros & cons
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I did this. Painted the wood cabinets white. Used Benjamore Moore Advanced.

Process:

1) Remove all cabinet doors.
2) Remobe all hardware (pulls).
3) Used TSP to wipe down each one thoroughly. Wait to dry completely.
4) Sand using power sander and sandpaper. Rough grit first, then fine grit.
5) 2 coats of primer through spray painter (something like this: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/graco- ... 1001110729)
6) 2 coats of Benjamin Moore through spray painter
7) Re-install the cabinet pulls.

Do the spray painting outdoors, in the Spring.

My standard 10x10 kitchen took me approximately 2 weeks of evenings and weekends only.

It's been 4 years, no chipping, no discolouration, no issues. Still looks great. Just remember not to skip any steps.

Spray painting will give you a more even, matte look. Brush painting will be less even (unless you're a master painter) and will look more glossy. We saved a bit of time by brush painting the backs of the cabinet doors, and only spray painted the front.

Feel free to ask me anything.
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