Should I paint or replace my outdated cabinets?

Outdated cabinets can make a room look old and worn. When it comes to updating your cabinets, a couple options are to refinish (paint) your existing cabinets or replace them. Which to choose?

One distinction that should be made before answering that question is that although cabinet refinishing involves paint, it should not be confused with simply painting cabinets. Refinishing involves a specialized system of preparation and application of products that will produce a long term, factory-like finish. This is always best achieved by proven trade professionals that have refined this process.  Our craftsmen at Branson Paint Company have been trained in cabinet refinishing with some of the industry’s top leaders.

The first thing to consider is if the existing cabinetry is in good condition. If you are happy with the layout of your cabinets and they are structurally sound, you may want to consider refinishing. This option will cost you about 30-50% of what it would to replace your cabinets, and works on any type of cabinet.  Not only is it significantly less expensive, it is also less invasive than replacement. Our process at Branson Paint Company allows clients to maintain full use of their kitchen throughout the cabinet painting process.

You also want to assess if you are happy with the look of the doors and drawers. If you are not, you may think about a combination of replacement and refinishing. Cabinet redooring is simply replacing your doors and drawer fronts with new ones, and can effectively update your style without overhauling your kitchen. This is still a less expensive option than complete cabinet removal and installation.

Lastly, you’ll want to decide what you want your cabinets to look like. Whether opting to refinish or replace, there are lots of choices available- from distressed woodwork to sleek white, from faux finishes to the latest trend of cool Naval Blue…  

If you’ve decided refinishing is right for you, it’s time to call Branson Paint Company for your free, personalized estimate! 

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  1. I have oak cabinets. Can these be refinished?

    • Yes, they can! Oak is one of our most common refinishes-

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