Kitchen cabinet painting is a wonderful way to give this room of your San Diego home an entirely new look without having to do a lot of costly renovations. Renovations that also typically leave this area in total chaos for what inevitably turns out to be a longer period of time than what was initially anticipated.
Since many homeowners are behind the DIY (do-it-yourself) movement, either as a way to save money or to satisfy their inner, more creative selves, one question that comes up quite often is whether they should undertake kitchen cabinet painting themselves or hire a San Diego painter.
While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, the best way for me to approach this question is to share some of the issues that other homeowners have faced when doing their own kitchen cabinet painting. This enables you to make up your mind for yourself based on their experiences.
For instance, one of the most common problems shared by those who’ve done their own kitchen cabinet painting is that the finished product looks nothing like the image they had in their head.
In some cases, this is because they used a brush or paint roller that left marks, preventing them from getting a super smooth finish. Even if they went the extra mile and rented a paint sprayer similar to what a professional San Diego painter would use, their lack of experience with this piece of equipment showed, leaving them unhappy with their new paint job.
Both of these types of situations can leave homeowners feeling extremely frustrated, partially because they gave up so much free time to paint their kitchen cabinets themselves, yet they still don’t like the results, and partially because they wound up hiring a professional San Diego painter in the end anyway, just prolonging the project.
Another concern shared by DIY kitchen cabinet painters is the paint doesn’t hold up well. This is often due to either not properly prepping the cabinets first or choosing the wrong type of paint. Either mistake can severely impact your kitchen cabinets’ ability to withstand regular use without damage.
Due to reasons such as these, I recommend that most homeowners skip the disappointment and frustration that too often comes with DIY kitchen cabinet painting and hire a San Diego painter like PaintGreen from the start. By taking this approach, your kitchen is tied up for only a minimal amount of time and you’re also likely to be more satisfied with the results. Our company always does the proper prep work, uses paint that’s tried and true for kitchen cabinet painting, and guarantees our results.
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