Why you shouldn’t paint your kitchen cabinets?

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Here are all the reasons on why you shouldn’t paint your kitchen cabinets

Why you shouldn’t paint your kitchen cabinets

Kitchen renovations are all about giving a new look and feel to the kitchen. Kitchen surfaces that can be painted are:

  1. doors
  2. drawers
  3. cabinets,
  4. walls

However, the decision to paint is not always the best solution in case there was damage to the wood surface. If it was chipped and/or wrapped, painting is a no go. Vinyl wrapping would be a better alternative. Wrapping can create beautiful neat looks with clean edges, and it is up to homeowners to decide which design would be best for them.  

When choosing between painting and wrapping, you need to understand why vinyl wraps would be the most suitable by considering a few factors. The most significant factor to consider is the budget which depends on the extent and type of makeover. The other crucial factor is the kind of surface finish, style, and design you want to achieve. 

Finally, how frequently you want to want to change the looks of the kitchen should help you decide whether to do painting or kitchen wrapping. Since painting and wrapping have their pros and cons, in this article we will discuss why wrapping is a better option than painting.


Painting is expensive

When you use creative wrap to give a new look to the doors, drawers, walls, and cabinets of your kitchen, you will be spending way less. Covering the surfaces with stylish-looking vinyl wraps is a cost-effective way of upgrading your kitchen aesthetics. Painting is expensive for various reasons. Firstly, paints are costlier than wrappings. 

To achieve an excellent surface finish that looks elegant and lasts long, the quality of paint you must use will be costly. Moreover, taking into consideration the cost of labor and applying multiple coats of paint, the total cost of painting is far more than wrapping the surfaces with a vinyl wrap.

Painting takes a longer time

If you want a quick makeover of the kitchen and plan to complete the entire work within a day, you must forget painting, which takes a much longer time. Painting is a multi-step process that involves various activities, from surface preparation to finishing. A quick look at the painting process reveals that painting a single surface like the door or cabinet should take more than a day, whereas, wrapping the same surfaces might take only an hour or two. Moreover, it is necessary to prepare the space for painting by removing all items left open in the kitchen, which adds to the hassles.

Painting requires site preparation

Before starting the painting job, it is essential to clear out the space so the painter can access the surfaces easily. The team doing the painting work would like to work in a vacant space for ease of movement and to organize their work better. Therefore, homeowners get partly involved in the painting process as they must remove all items from and close to the surfaces to make the space ready for painting. As the kitchen would remain unavailable for use during the time of painting, it can cause plenty of inconvenience for homeowners. 

Since paint splashing is unavoidable, even after the completion of painting the surfaces, the team of painters would need some extra time to clean the kitchen. Plenty of dust generates during the surface preparation and removing paint sticking to unwanted areas of the kitchen only extends the time for completing the work. Painting is an elaborate process that goes much beyond applying paint on the surfaces and is the reason for taking much longer time to finish the job.

The smell of paint can be hard to tolerate

Since paints contain chemicals, the smell of paints fills the air across the home right from the time of applying the first coat of primer until the time of applying the final coat of paint. Moreover, some chemicals might have slight toxicity that vitiates the indoor air. As the smell of paint lingers in the air for some days after the completion of the painting, some people may find it hard to bear with it. As a result, allowing a few more days to get rid of the smell would mean not using the kitchen for some more days and causing more inconvenience

Overall, painting is a lengthy, expensive and hazardous process, as compared to wrapping kitchen surfaces with a vinyl wrap. Wrapping the kitchen surfaces is a fast and cost-effective process because the installation is as easy as fixing some stickers on the surfaces that do not require any tools. 

Easy to clean and repair, vinyl wrappings are gaining popularity when it comes to kitchen makeovers. You can avoid replacing and painting. Thus, you can save on the stress and hassles of replacements.

Last but not the least, vinyl is a flexible and tough material and hence can effectively withstand any wear and tear. It does not lose out on shape and color, thus providing a cost-effective option to homeowners.

Contact us !

If you are interested in wrapping services and looking for the Best vinyl wrapping companies in Dubai, then you need to contact Yalla Wrap It. We offer the best quality vinyl wrapping services. We are located at 1201, Grosvenor Business Tower, Tecom, Dubai United Arab of Emirates.

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