Should kitchen walls be painted before or after cabinet install?

threeapplesMarch 7, 2013

It makes sense to me to have the walls painted first, but I wanted to hear GW thoughts. Thanks.

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lucy0214

Our GC painted walls first, then cabinets, then touch ups if needed.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 1:25PM
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lyfia

Easier to paint before. Uses more paint, but less labor. Less chance of splotches too. On the other hand when I remodelled my old house I didn't paint before. So few areas that needed paint around the cabinets that it wasn't worth it and I painted myself so labor was just my time.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 1:39PM
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amerdin

Our GC primed before texture and then primed with a tinted primer after texture. Final coat didn't go on until after cabinets.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 3:49PM
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virgilcarter

Whatever your builder figured when s/he bid your project. Either approach can be made to work.

Good luck with your project!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 6:54PM
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