How much does it cost to repaint kitchen cabinets?

lmrinc_gwAugust 28, 2010

We have medium brown ikea cabinets and want to paint them white. I want to use a low/no voc process (someone else doing it).

I think it's going to be cheaper to just buy new cabinet fronts and panals, about $1,500. Am I wrong?

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We got a bid for $2500 to sand, prime and paint our cabinets. We're getting new, all wood locally built cabinets for $5000.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 1:18PM
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Cabinets are priced so competitively right now, as a kitchen designer I'm finding that frequently it doesn't even pay to replace the doors, panels and edgebanding (known as refacing) when you can buy new cabinets for only slightly more. I would hesitate to put that much money into IKEA cabinets. If they were all wood cabinets in otherwise great condition maybe painting would be a good choice.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchens for Living

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 1:31PM
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i agree with posters above. am buying local all wood custom cabs and then painting myself.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 2:37PM
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Paint is cheap, we did ours a few years ago. The stripping off the old finish is work, but it's well within most peoples skill level.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 2:40PM
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Ikea fronts and panels should be super easy to replace if you buy from Ikea or order doors from Scherr's or the like, If the cabinets are in good shape and the layout works well. You can order unpainted doors and paint them if you don't like the Ikea styles.

Also, I had an estimate for stripping and painting for about $4000 for my 10x12 kitchen.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 10:39PM
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