Asked by: Deanne Otain
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020

Should you paint kitchen walls or cabinets first?

Cabinets Come First
It is best to paint the kitchen cabinets before you paint the walls. In fact, we suggest painting the cabinets before you even finalize your choice for the wall color. Here's why: The kitchen cabinets make up a very large portion of the visual space in the kitchen.

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Besides, should you paint walls behind kitchen cabinets?

So, if you're installing new cabinets, most professional house painters would prefer to do their work after the cabinets are installed. If you are doing the painting yourself, we would generally recommend priming and painting first, then have the cabinets installed, then do any necessary touchup.

Beside above, is painting kitchen cabinets a good idea? Painting costs a lot less than buying new cabinets and having them installed. If you need to make an economical choice, painting is the way to go. Even if you are not forced into making the most economical decision, painting is still an attractive option because it gives you more money to spend elsewhere.

In respect to this, do you paint before fitting a kitchen?

Paint before units go in and then touch up if any damage during fitting. Once the walls are plastered, allow them to dry right out. Reduces chance of the fresh plaster cracking under your paint quite so obviously. Then paint the walls.

Do you have to finish drywall behind cabinets?

If it's visible it should be finished. If you ever plan to clean it then it should be finished. If it will come in contact with water or grease will land on it then it should be finished. If it's behind a cabinet where you'll never see it then that's pretty common to leave it unfinished.

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