Cabinet Painting Pricing


Painting Stained Cabinets requires a lot of attention to detail, coating solutions that adhere and provide hardy finishes, and also enhance the beauty of your cabinets. Here are some of the application methods we utilize to ensure you get a professional job:

We utilize TSP (trisodium phosphate) to clean and also degloss your cabinet surfaces to ensure proper primer adhesion
Whenever possible, we spray your cabinet surfaces to ensure uniform coverage, and achieve a finish free of brush strokes and other defects
This requires extensive prep and masking prior to the performance of your job, in order to protect your valuable surfaces like flooring, countertops, and appliances
We utilize high-performing adhesion primers made to adhere specially to stained surfaces, cover dark or rich stain colors, and also prevent tanins in the wood from bleeding through the paint job
We putty and caulk seams and nail penetrations that become visible after priming to give the cabinets a finished and professional appearance
We use oil and alkyd-based paints for topcoats on the cabinet surfaces, that offer self-leveling properties and a rigid, hardy surface that will hold up to the rigors of everyday use

Common variables that can affect the price of your cabinet painting job:

The wood your cabinets are made of – some woods are more common with stained cabinets, such as oak. Other more exotic woods like cypress may require additional primer coats or more sanding.

The type of hinges you have – older styles of non-recessed hinges can be more difficult to work with in order to remove cabinet doors, but in some cases we actually paint these hinges. Newer style hinges are commonly recessed and easier to adjust, and allow us to separate the door from the cabinet body without removing the hardware from each. A major factor we consider is ensuring your doors will still fit square and flush if we take them off the hinges.
Whether or not you choose to have the interior of the cabinet boxes painted can affect price, but not tremendously so. Materials and labor saved by leaving the interiors stained can wash out after masking the interior of the cabinet boxes to protect them.
The environment the cabinets are in can affect the labor required to properly mask the surfaces surrounding them, as well as labor required to create a “clean-room” effect to prevent aerosolized paint from escaping into other areas of your home.

Sample Pricing To Help Budget For Painting Cabinets

All pricing examples are based on 1 Coat of Primer, and 2 coats of a premium-grade oil-based enamel, alkyd-based enamel, or Urethane coating. A simple and great guide for how to price the painting of your stained cabinets, is $150/door or panel, and $50/drawer.

A small to medium-sized set of cabinets like the ones above typically costs between $3,500-$4,000
A larger-sized set of cabinets like the ones above typically costs between $4,250-$5,000
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