How Long Does Cabinet Painting Last?
If properly painted and cared for, your newly painted kitchen cabinets can last up to 15 years before needing another coat of paint.
As with anything, to get the longest life out of your kitchen cabinets they need to be properly prepared and then painted with the best products available that are designed for cabinets and are furniture grade materials that are created to be durable and stand the test of time. If this is a DIY project or you hand the work off to a budget painter, you really will get what you paid for and can't expect your cabinets to go the distance in terms of time. Having fixed many kitchen cabinets after they were completed by a DIYer or a budget painter, we can safely say there is very little room for error when it comes to quality and strength of the finish.
To increase the longevity of the paint on your cabinets, it's imperative that they cabinets be prepared properly by Washing thoroughly (all oils and foods removed), Sanding to create a surface that the primer can adhere to), Filled, Patched, and Primed.
An important factor in extended the life of your painted cabinets, don't skimp on paint! It is worth the money to buy the best paint there is for your cabinets. We use both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams products for durability, color retention and style.
Our process and expertise guarantees a superior product that is sure to last you years.
Lastly, how you care for your cabinets makes all the difference. Wash with a terry-cloth rag, warm water and mild dish soap. Dry thoroughly so as not to leave standing water. Get into the habit of wiping down the cabinets by your garbage area and under the sink, as they receive the most wear and tear.