Have you been thinking of painting your cabinets? It may not be as cost effective and easy as you think. Below you will learn why Cabinet Cures only offers Lacquer and Stains for their cabinet doors, and why they think you should go that route, too.
Paint hides character features.
Paint is a much thicker substance than stains. It sits on top of wood rather than being absorbed. This creates a flat, plain, surface, hiding the natural grain and knots of the wood.
Stains showcase character features.
Unlike paint, stains don’t steal the spotlight of the woods natural character. While paint sits on top, stain soaks in and enhances the beauty and uniqueness of each piece of wood.
Paint is harder to touch up.
We are rough on stuff. Between spills, messes, pets, damage is going to happen. Touching up paint is extremely hard. Over time, paint fades, stains, and chips away. Not only will painted chips show through because of different heights of paint, but color matching is tricky.
Stains are easy to touch up.
Touch up markers are a wonderful thing! Even if the exact match isn’t available, wood is so dimensional, finding a stain that is close will be easy and the imperfection will blend in as if it was never there to begin with.
Paint isn’t cost-effective compared to stains.
When comparing painted to stained, painted cabinets are always more costly. On average, painted cabinets are about 10% to 15% higher in price, which depending on the size of the kitchen, can be a lot of extra green.
All in all, stains and lacquer are more cost effective and durable. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, do it the right way.