Why DIY for cabinets isn't such a great idea

house Victoria Sanchez Oct 19, 2021

Are you thinking of starting a project of painting your kitchen cabinets? Thinking you have all the possible tools/knowledge to get it started? We have a previous blog on this topic, and we just wanted to refresh your memory on the labor & man hours it takes to actually paint them. We don't want to totally turn you off on the idea of painting them yourselves, however we want to be clear on how difficult and time consuming this project actually is. Kitchen cabinets are located in some say, the heart of the home. They are also a high use area, and here's why we think you should leave this project for the professionals.

Point one: Extremely time consuming

Big family? A busy schedule comes with the territory. The time it takes to prep and paint your cabinets can take anywhere from two weeks to a month- YES a month! We have a client who started painting her cabinets a month ago and asked for some tips in doing so. She contacted us just recently and stated she is still painting them! She didn't realize how time consuming they actually are. The prepping can take days of work, not to mention if you have a full time job that can really put a hold on things! And being without a fully functioning kitchen can be extremely aggravating. You never realize how important the kitchen is until you have to be without one! We can get the job done in a timely manner so you can get back to a fully functioning kitchen in no time!

Point two: Dream cabinets require significant work

If you’ve been dreaming (or pinteresting) up your dream cabinets, you can't just apply a few layers of paint on your cabinets and expect them to be all you've dreamed of -unfortunately. We've come to find that behind great painted cabinets are a lot of particular steps that cannot be skipped.Even if you have a small kitchen there are high measures you have to take in order to get the job done correctly. After all, going DIY is great for most home projects, nonetheless not for your kitchen cabinets. In order to match what you’ve dreamed up, you should get them professionally painted.A quote that has always stuck with me was ‘You get what you pay for.’

Point three: Having access to the right tools

Many people that chose DIY will roll or brush paint their cabinets, leaving brush marks and speckle from the roller. Unfortunately even purchasing the best brushes and rollers will leave traces behind ultimately ruining the surface of your cabinets. The great thing about hiring professionals is we have the right tools for completing this job, nearly all our cabinets are done using spaying paint. We take all the right steps into preparations and take no shortcuts. As we mentioned above, a great deal of projects we have come across are redoing a client's kitchen because they started a DIY and did not like the finished product.

Point four: No Interruptions or unhealthy fumes

If you have a big family painting your cabinets yourself can cause a commotion in the household. As we said before this is a huge disturbance to your kitchen. If you have children the fumes from paint can be harmful for them to breathe in, we know how to deal with these issues. Don't put anyone at risk including yourself, hire the professionals. We will be in contact with you if anyone is in the household on days of preparing/ days of actually painting so you can plan and enjoy a day or two away from home with the family.

Professionalism comes with a piece of mind

The awesome thing about hiring professionals is the number of guarantees that come along with professionalism. When you hire professionals, you get guarantees that the work is going to be done in a timely manner and also done right the first time. On top of that you can take peace in knowing you don't have to do any of the nitty gritty work and that is just the icing on the cake! You can handle just the fun parts like picking out the paint! All in all we think it is best to let the professionals handle this one! From our client's words herself she states, “If you're thinking of painting your kitchen cabinets my only advice for you is -don't do it!” We would love to come out and give you an estimate for your cabinets if you're looking to update! Give us a call at (208)699-1790 or email us at, we look forward to hearing from you!