How long does it take to paint cabinets?

Resurrect Wood Refinishing refinishes cabinets instead of painting them. Since it is common for these terms to get mixed up, this article uses the word “painting” in reference to changing cabinets to a solid color. The refinishing process is similar to painting. We encourage you to check out our other articles to understand the difference between painting and refinishing and why our technique is higher quality. 

To answer the question, painting cabinets to a different color takes about 3-5 business days if done correctly. The schedule is all dependent on preparation, proper application, and mastery and knowledge of the correct product. Resurrect Wood Refinishing uses a non-odorous, water-based polyurethane acrylic that not only bonds quickly to the surface, but has a fast cure time allowing the homeowner to resume normal kitchen use when the job is complete. 

Is painting kitchen cabinets difficult?

Painting kitchen cabinets is an overwhelming endeavor with high risk. To the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer, what was hoped to be a shortcut can turn into irreparable damage to good-quality cabinets. Painting kitchen cabinets requires a deep understanding of the necessary products. A high-quality spray gun is the only way to achieve a professional finish. Anything done by brush will create an uneven appearance with brush marks. Proper masking of the surrounding environment and preparation of the cabinet surface is a must. Mistakes and errors will be noticeable and cause a lot of additional time to correct.

How many gallons of paint does it take to paint cabinets?

A standard 10×10 kitchen with about fifteen cabinets should only need one gallon of product. This does not include the compatible primer needed for prep, or the finish needed to seal the product for protection.

How many coats of paint should you put on cabinets?

Painters typically spray two to three coats of paint primer, three coats of paint, and then a heavy amount of high-gloss finish at the end. Refinishing cabinets typically require two to three coats of water-based primer, an average of three polyurethane acrylic, and then one to two coats of the proper amount of finish. The product we use is thin yet incredibly durable. Our product bonds much more naturally than paint, requiring less coats to create a clean, sharp profile, unlike paint. 

Can you paint cabinets while still attached?

Yes, it is very easy to paint cabinets while they are still attached if you know what you are doing. Resurrect Wood Refinishing is one of the only companies in the Central Florida area that prioritizes non-toxic chemicals since we are working in customers’ homes. We take careful measures to mask everything off to protect the rest of the kitchen while we are working.