How to spray paint kitchen cabinets - kitchen transformation

Spray Painting Kitchen Cabinets | Easy Kitchen Transformation

By Sherry Holmes

Mike’s Advice / Design & Renovation Inspiration

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 @ 3:11pm

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinet

If your kitchen cabinets are in decent condition, a quick paint job is the best way to update the look of your kitchen. Spray painting kitchen cabinets can give your kitchen an instant facelift without breaking the bank. I recommend hiring a professional for this. You don’t want to mess around with stuff you don’t know much about.

If your kitchen cabinets need a new look, but you have a tight budget, I recommend checking out Spray-Net. Instead of replacing your old kitchen cabinets, you can paint them to make them look brand new. With their spray-on technique and special paint chemistry, you will get a professional quality transformation on a limited budget —one that won’t peel or leave you with any brush stroke marks, your guests will never believe these were the same old cabinets

Everyone is renovating these days, but not everyone has a huge budget. I’m going to show you an awesome way to update the look of your kitchen cabinets, WITHOUT spending a lot of money.

Holmes Family Rescue, Before & After Kitchen Transformation With Spray-Net

Before & After Kitchen Transformation With Spray-Net.



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Should I Paint Or Reface My Kitchen Cabinets?

This really depends on the budget of your home improvement project. I think painting your kitchen or bathroom cabinets is an excellent idea. It’s an easy, affordable upgrade. If you are satisfied with the layout of your kitchen and want to give it a facelift, I say let’s paint them!

I worked on a kitchen remodelling project for a friend, and we did a lot of research on how to paint the kitchen cabinets and WHO to use. We found Spray-Net to be the best option for this project. You can watch the transformation in this video.


We decided to give the homeowners new countertops and a new backsplash as well, but simply painting your cabinets will give your kitchen an instant makeover.




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How do professionals paint cabinets?

Professional painters will take your cabinet doors down first. Remember, you should remove food from your cabinets while you paint the exteriors. This is also a good opportunity to organize and declutter your room.

I watched the team from Spray-Net makeover wood kitchen cabinets for my friend’s house. They bring in specialized equipment and of course PPE (personal protection equipment). In the first step, cabinet doors are removed, cleaned, and primed. The actual spraying is then done with the cabinet doors horizontal or vertical. This gives us that smooth, drip-free finish we are looking for.

Holmes Family Rescue, Sherry Holmes with Spray-Net Team

With the Spray-Net Team


The best part is, they do the entire setup in your home. They set up a fully ventilated spray booth right in your house. This means your kitchen cabinets can get a facelift in a day. How awesome is that? You don’t have the anxiety of your cabinets leaving the house (especially if your area is prone to weather delays).

In the kitchen, the countertops, flooring, appliances are all masked and protected with plastic sheets and painter’s tape. This is to prevent the paint from accidentally getting on surfaces you don’t want to. Before painting the cabinet frames, it’s important to cover all other surfaces.

Here is what I absolutely love about Spray-Net:

  • You can makeover your kitchen cabinets in A DAY
  • Easy, affordable kitchen remodel
  • 15-year no-peel warranty
  • Low toxicity in the paint
  • The coating is designed to avoid cracking
  • Scratch-resistant paint
  • TONS of colour options for your cabinets


Is it better to spray paint or hand paint kitchen cabinets?

I recommend spraying your kitchen cabinets, it is an easier way to give it a flawless factory finish at an affordable budget. Even if you are super careful when using a roller, with a regular paint job you will most likely see paint run and brush marks on your cabinet sides and doors.

The end result from spraying your kitchen cabinets is FLAWLESS if you work with the Spray-Net experts. The team will prep, prime and paint your cabinets in a day.


What Kind Of Paint Is Used To Spray Kitchen Cabinets?

For your kitchen cabinets, you want a paint that is specifically formulated to form a hard and durable finish.

Spray-Net has water-based polyurethane paint for kitchen cabinets that will give them an awesome, flawless finish and durability. Their coating is flexible, and they made it more elastic and flexible to prevent chipping and cracking.

One thing that is important to look for in a kitchen cabinet paint is the ease of cleaning. I’ve got two kids, and our kitchen tends to get pretty messy. The Spray-Net paint is super easy to wash, and it even prevents stains. You want a surface that’s wipeable.

The paint also has low toxicity, which I love. Perfect for laminate, melamine, thermofoil/plastic, and wood kitchen cabinets.


How many coats do you need on your kitchen cabinets?

This depends on the type of material and the colour you want to achieve. And as with any paint job, the more thorough the prep, the better the result.

I am sure you can visualize white or light-coloured cabinets going to a darker colour. But you can actually take dark cabinets and do a lighter colour as well.

Spray-Net uses the same coating for all cabinet surface types, whether you have laminate, wood or melamine, etc. The preparation of the actual paint varies depending on whether a primer and grain filler are used. 

The Spray-Net crew has the expertise to determine what your particular needs are. No guesswork on your end and flawless finish every time!

Photo from Holmes Family Rescue. Before and After Kitchen Transformation.

Before & After Kitchen Transformation With Spray-Net.

Is the Paint Scratch Resistant?

It’s important for your kitchen cabinets to have a scratch-resistant finish, especially if you have kids. Spray-Net has formulated their paints and coatings to become dry to the touch in under 30 minutes. 

Windows and doors manufacturers tend to use IR lamps to artificially cure the paint. Spray-Net applies the same principle to the cabinets. With their formulation and application process, the coating is scratch-resistant (comparable to factory coatings).  


How Much Does it Cost to Get Cabinets Painted?

You can really transform the look of your kitchen, at a fraction of the cost of refacing your kitchen cabinets. For a small kitchen (less than 30 doors), the prices start at around $3,500.

You can use this online tool to get an estimate for your project:


Which Colour is Best for Kitchen Cabinets?

I have to say, I have been obsessed with blue and green cabinets. If you have decided to paint your kitchen cabinets, you don’t have to be limited by the colours offered by the manufacturers. You have A TON more options. 

I worked with the Spray-Net team on a kitchen project, and the homeowners picked a BEAUTIFUL colour called Hale Navy.


Spray-Net can do pretty much any colour you are looking for. You can do something bold (we have done yellow and blue cabinets). You can even do a two-tone cabinet. 


On our shows you typically see us tearing the walls down and investigating what’s behind the walls. On most of our projects, we are fixing structural, electrical, and plumbing issues. We do this for PEACE OF MIND and to obviously make it right for our homeowners. When your budget is limited and you just want a quick facelift for your kitchen, spray painting your cabinets is the way to go!



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