Cabinet Painting is a great way to transform your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room without the hassle and expense of replacing the cabinetry. Replacing cabinets can cost anywhere between $10,000 – $20,000, depending on the style you desire and the size of the cabinetry.
Cabinet Painting, on the other hand, can make a drastic change to space while costing only a fraction of the remodeling cost. Here I will outline for you how much it costs to paint cabinets in Austin, TX.
Your Expectations for Cabinet Painting in Austin, TX
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First, we have to set the bar for the quality of work you are expecting. For the sake of this article, we will set the quality bar high. You want your cabinets painted under warranty, in a timely manner. The work is to be done by a professional paint contractor who utilizes a system to give you outstanding results. Think of it as an investment in your property. You want it under protection once the work is done. For example, Brush & Color Painting offers a 3 year warranty on all painting projects. We also offer free touch-ups on all of our interior painting projects. This is a great way to invest in your cabinets. Secondly, let’s look at the process. You want your cabinets to look brand new. You are expecting them the have that factory finish as if you just bought them from a manufacturer. When getting estimates for your cabinet project, be sure to ask your paint contractors what process and equipment they intend to use. For the best finish, the paint contractor will say they are using an HVLP sprayer. For the most efficient process, they will be removing all doors and drawers to be sprayed off-site, or in your garage. It would be wise to expect your garage to be used as a workshop. This will guarantee no issues in transporting your cabinetry to an off-site location. You can learn more about our process here.
The Process To Ensure the Best Results in Painting Cabinets
Calculating A “Ballpark Figure” At Home
You want the cabinets painted in a timely manner and done with a professional process. As an example, you want your stain-finished maple cabinets painted white. You can expect to pay between $3,500 – $6,000, depending on the size of your kitchen.
Let’s say the kitchen has 36 doors and 12 drawer pieces. As a general average, count each door and drawer you have and expect to cost between $75-100 per door/drawer, depending on the size of each piece. That would be a ballpark figure of $4,500.
Some pieces can be less, like drawers for example. And some larger doors can cost more. We also have to factor in materials.
Brush & Color Painting uses Kitchen Cabinet Makers Certified Paints and Primers, to ensure our 3 year warranty on all painting projects. Cabinets withstand heavy usage, as well as wear and tear from heat and cooking debris. Kitchen cabinets generally should not be painted with typical wall and trim paints for this reason. Furthermore, we have to factor in the cost of materials. A standard kitchen will generally cost around $200 in materials. Brush & Color Painting offers free touch-ups once a year on your cabinet paint project, as well as a 3 year, probated labor and materials warranty!
Cost of Materials
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