Kitchen cupboard spraying has become more and more popular in recent years.  It’s a great way to give your kitchen a new lease of life without replacing all your units.

If you’re thinking about kitchen cupboard spraying, there are a few things you need to know before you get started. There are many benefits to respraying your kitchen cupboards instead of replacing them. This guide will discuss how to professionally respray your kitchen cupboards and explain the process’s different stages.

It is important to remember that to achieve the best finish to your new paint colour, spraying is always the best method. Sponging and using paint brushed to apply the new paint will often leave streaks and a stippled effect to the final finish.

The process of refinishing cabinets can be broken down and simplified into five stages: preparation & cleaning, masking, ventilation, spraying and refitting.

Always enlist the help of a professional kitchen spraying company rather than attempting to respray your kitchen yourself if you want your kitchen respray to be of excellent quality. 

Cleaning the cupboard doors

If you want us to spray your kitchen, the cupboards must be cleaned first. Specialist cleaning fluids can be used to clean the cupboards, you can also use soapy water as long as you thoroughly clean them afterwards, this will ensure that the new paint will adhere to them. 

Without proper cleaning, after a period of time, the new paint may start to peel or flake off, you may also see an “orange peel” effect to the surface of your cupboards rather than a smooth finish.

Masking The Surrounding Areas

Masking is an important step when spraying kitchen cupboards. Make sure that you protect all surfaces that are not going to be painted. You can do this by using paper rolls of masking material or plastic/polythene sheeting.

The panels that can’t be removed, such as the ones on larder units or end panels, are sprayed in situ. The areas around these features are fully masked so that the paint doesn’t get on them.

Ventilation To Prevent Fumes

When paint spraying, as with any other job, it is crucial to have proper ventilation in the room/area; This allows for fumes from the paint to leave so that smells are decreased and it is safe to be in. The best way to go about this is by using extractor fans which will air out the workspace. Also, wearing face masks while spraying protects you from inhaling any particles.

Spraying Kitchen Cupboards – Grip Coat/Undercoat

For the best results, take off all cabinet doors and hardware (knobs & hinges), and then paint in an area with little to no dust buildup and good ventilation.

To begin the process of spraying the kitchen cupboards, apply a ‘grip coat’ or ‘undercoat.’ This is an essential step as it gives the new paint something to grip onto. It also helps ensure even coverage and colour when applying the topcoat.

After the grip coat has dried, you can then apply the topcoat, which can be any colour you want. The topcoat is applied in thin layers so that it slowly builds up paint coverage on kitchen cupboard doors and drawers.

After the kitchen cupboards have been sprayed, they need to be left on drying racks for some time so that they can fully dry. Once They are dry, you can then reinstall them.

Reinstalling the doors

We use bubble wrap to protect your freshly sprayed doors and drawers from damage during transport. We’ll deliver the newly spray-painted cupboard doors back to your property and carefully reinstall them onto the kitchen units. Their original handles (or new ones if you’re changing them too) and hinges will be refitted, and all masking materials will be removed.

Cleaning & Tidying Up

The only thing left to do now that the spraying and reinstallation are complete is tidy up. All masking materials should be placed in waste bags and disposed of.  All paint cans should be cleaned and put away. All areas that were sprayed should be free of any paint particles or fumes.


To sum it up, here is a quick overview of the steps involved in our kitchen cupboard spraying process: from proper preparation and masking to spraying and finally reinstallation.

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