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Do painted kitchen cabinets last?

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

Will painted kitchen cabinets last?

Many factors come into play with this question, since it depends on if you are looking into hiring a Professional cabinet painting & refinishing company, a house painter that occasionally paints cabinets or if you are looking to take on this project on your own.

Painted kitchen cabinets Long Island

We all know your kitchen cabinets are the focal point of your kitchen as well as being one of the most used rooms in your home. Your cabinets not only provide character, but they also add aesthetic and value to our home. When it comes to kitchen cabinet painting and finishes, one of the most popular choices is having your kitchen cabinet professionally painted. However, many homeowners wonder if painted kitchen cabinets last.

Short answer is yes, painted kitchen cabinets can last a long time if the cabinet coating is properly applied and properly taken care of. Here are some factors that affect how long painted kitchen cabinets can last.

Quality of paint used

The quality of the paint used on your kitchen cabinets is crucial to their lifespan of your cabinets. High-quality paints are more durable and have a longer lifespan then your typical off the shelf paints available at big box stores. Quality coatings are also less likely to fade or peel, ever time. At Eastview Painting, we take pride in using an industry leader in the wood coating industry. We specifically use the same water-based wood coating cabinet makers use.

Preparation of your cabinets is key to success

The single most critical step in having your cabinets professionally painted and refinished, is the surface MUST be properly prepared. We take great care during this process to make sure the surface is properly cleaned and degreased. After your cabinets are thoroughly cleaned they are sanded down to promote adhesion. At this point your cabinets are ready to get primed and painted. Proper surface preparation ensures that the paint adheres well to the surface and lasts longer.

Time to spray your cabinets

The application method used for the paint is also crucial to the appearance of your painted kitchen cabinets. At Eastview Painting we paint and refinish your kitchen cabinets using the latest technology in airless sprayers. Using airless sprayers allows us to provide you with a luxurious factory like sprayed finish on your cabinets. We are more then happy to show you what the custom sprayed finish will look like during our consultation using sample doors. Using sprayers allows us to have a very smooth finish compared to using brushes and rollers which will leave a texture behind on your cabinets.


Proper maintenance is essential for a lasting finish. Regular cleaning with a mild soap as in Dawn dish soap and a damp microfiber cloth is recommended. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers as they may damage the paint. Any spills should be cleaned immediately to prevent them from potentially damaging cabinets.

When you hire a professional cabinet painting company as Eastview Painting, your painted kitchen cabinets can last a long time if they are properly taken care of. Give us a call today so we can go through the entire process with you and answer all your questions.

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