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Paint kitchen doors – price and advice


There are several ways to go when you want a new kitchen. In addition to renovating your kitchen, you can, for example, paint your kitchen doors. Here we look at the pros and cons of painting your kitchen cupboard doors and what it might cost.

Is it possible to paint or lacquer kitchen cupboard doors?


Picking up a paintbrush to paint the cupboard doors in your kitchen may seem like a quick fix when the urge to update your kitchen is strong. Unfortunately, the final result is rarely what you expected, and there's a big risk that the paint won't stick properly, leading to a shorter lifespan for your kitchen. In fact, achieving a beautiful and durable finish requires thorough preparation, good techniques and the right products. For these reasons, it's better to have your kitchen doors lacquered by a professional – but this may also cost a little more than you first imagined.



The cost of painting your cupboard doors


Instead of renovating the kitchen completely, many people are looking for cheaper solutions, such as painting their existing kitchen doors. See our pricing example below:

Naturally, the price for painting your kitchen doors varies, but the average cost is usually around €60 per door. For a normal sized kitchen with 16 doors, the price for painting the doors alone is around €960. But to make the kitchen uniform, you'll also need to repaint all other parts, such as side panels, filler pieces and plinths. On top of that, you have to consider the costs of dismantling and reassembling the doors, as well as delivery.

Pros and cons of painting kitchen cupboard doors


Besides calculating the price, it's also a good idea to look at the advantages and disadvantages of repainting your kitchen doors.

Advantages
+ From an environmental point of view, it's better to reuse your kitchen cabinets and doors instead of throwing them away and buying new ones.
+ You can have your kitchen in any colour you want.
+ It's less work than demolishing your kitchen and building a brand new one.

Disadvantages
- The quality of the old doors can affect both the final finish and the lifespan of the kitchen.
- Paint applied to a previously varnished or laminated surface is more likely to wear off faster.
- A new colour will only get you halfway if the design of the door itself is not to your taste or feels dated.
- Your kitchen will be without doors for the duration of the paint job, which is usually at least a week.

An alternative to painting your kitchen doors


For those who want to renew their kitchen in a less costly and simple way, there is another option. You can choose to reuse your Ikea frames but replace the cupboard doors, giving your kitchen a completely new look without any major work required! We offer new kitchen doors that fit Ikea's Metod and Faktum frames. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of switching to new kitchen doors from us?

Advantages
+ Reusing your existing kitchen cabinets is better for the environment than replacing the entire kitchen.
+ You get quality doors made in Sweden from a MDF with a higher density than ordinary MDF. This makes our doors more durable than doors made from chipboard or ordinary MDF.
+ Our doors are lacquered with a water-based, UV-curing lacquer that provides both better protection and is more environmentally friendly than traditional acid-curing lacquer.
+ You can choose any colour you like as well as a new design for the doors, to update the whole look of your kitchen.
+ It's less work than demolishing the kitchen and building a brand new one.

Disadvantages
- You need to get rid of your old kitchen doors – but if you leave them at a recycling centre, you can rest assured that they will be taken care of in the best possible way.
- Because we make the doors to order, you'll have to wait a few weeks for delivery, but you can keep your old doors on until it's time to replace them.

Click through to find out more about our new kitchen doors, how to replace your kitchen doors or for kitchen inspiration for your new kitchen! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our customer support!

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