Should You Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets or Paint Them?

Should You Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets or Paint Them?

  • On December 22, 2015

Your kitchen is probably the most in utilized room  your home and the cabinets and drawers are perhaps the most used and abused surfaces, right behind countertops and stoves. Over time, the wear-and-tear cabinets and drawers become apparent. Paint starts to fade and stain. Chips and dings start to appear. You may consistently clean your kitchen, but dirt and grime can build up over the years. So should you replace your kitchen cabinets and drawers or paint them?



You can save money on your kitchen remodel by refacing your cabinets instead of replacing them. On average, painting cabinets and drawers in a small or average kitchen is only 1/3 of the cost of a full replacement of the same size kitchen. Most older cabinetry is well built, so preserving it is usually worthwhile. Your cabinets and drawers can come back to life by refinish and repainting them.
There are a few options in regards to cabinet refinishing:
Wood staining and lacquer – For strong, solid cabinets with a beautiful grain, wood staining is a great option since it brings out the wood’s natural beauty. Whether you want a look that is lighter or darker, you will get a finished product with a natural depth and long-wearing protection.

Paint – Efficient and cost-effective, painting is a simple way to give your cabinets the look you want. With a palette that is almost endless, you are able to choose the exact shade that matches the décor of your home.

Lacquer – Highly saturated color with a flawless finish. Lacquer is thicker than enamel paint and dries more quickly. Our professionals will help you choose the best sheen and color to make your cabinets beautiful.


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Express Yourself Paint offers beautiful and affordable cabinet refinishing options. Dedicated to serving you, our team of professionals can reinvent your current cabinets – providing you with high-end designer results you want at the price you’ll love. Express Yourself Paint is a locally owned and operated painting company, serving more than 2,000 customers in the Triangle area over the last ten years. We strive to provide excellent customer service, and pride ourselves on delivering professionalism and quality all at a competitive price. We provide expert service throughout the Triangle region, including the metropolitan Raleigh NC area, as well as Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex Garner and Durham. Call us today at 919-670-4991 or set up a time to call you for a free estimate!