Kitchen Cabinet Paint

Like most people you probably use your kitchen everyday and will continue to do so for the life of your kitchen. The wear and tear of your kitchen cabinets is much more than any other cabinetry in your home what’s more cabinets will get dirty and collect food particles and bacteria.

When painting kitchen cabinets we recommend oil based enamel, our choice is Sherwin Williams Promar 200. Oil based enamel will not run when using a moderate amount of water or even some abrasives to clean cabinets throughout the life of your kitchen.

Material Checklist

These are minimum requirements for materials on a small kitchen – usually 12 Cabinet doors or less.

  • 2 Rolls of Trimaco Floor Covering
  • 4 Rolls of Green Frog Tape 1.88″
  • 2 Rolls of Blue Tape 1.88″
  • 6 Rolls of Masking Tape
  • 4 Gallons of Paint Thinner
  • 2 Gallons of Lacker Thinner
  • Primer – Problock from Sherwin Williams – 2 Gallons
  • Promar 200 or Promar 400 Enamel – 3 Gallons

The Painting Process

A normal paint job for cabinets will usually take 7 to 10 days to complete depending on a few factors.

Prep Work

  • Clean all cabinets with special cleaner (4-8 man hours)
  • Cover all floors with special paper (4-8 man hours)
  • Cover all walls in the kitchen (2-4 man hours)
  • Cover ceilings in the kitchen (1-2 man hours depending on height)
  • Cover all hinges and rails (4 to 12 hours depending on size)
  • Cover countertops and backsplash
  • Sand Cabinets as needed

Prime Cabinets and more prep work

  • Spray 1st coat of primer
  • Let primer cure for 24 hours
  • Fix cabinet and door imperfections (up to 20 man hours)
    • Use putty on all holes and cracks
    • Use bondo on all holes and cracks after putty
    • Sand down using 120 grit sand paper
    • Sand down using 220 grit sand paper
  • Spray 2nd coat of primer
  • Let primer cure again for 24 hours
  • Fix imperfections and sand as needed

Spray Enamel


As you can see, spray paint cabinets is a long process that requires a lot of patience and hard work. In the painting trade, not all painters feel capable of providing a good paint job. Some people even consider this a work of art.

Labor Only on a small kitchen (under 12 cabinet doors) is $1,800 not including materials.

Our painting team at Marvel Works has over 20 years of experience painting cabinets and we live to serve. We thrive on good workmanship and we cannot wait to serve you. Please contact us for any questions.

What our customers say about us

Customer satisfaction speaks volumes of a contractor, check out the google reviews and if you’d like to speak to any of these customer personally or see the work we’ve done, please call Gabe so we can put you in touch with them:

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Byron BlaschkeByron Blaschke
03:51 26 Jan 23
Gabe and his team remodeled my kitchen on-budget and on-time with exceptional service. Gabe was extremely professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. Their work is high quality and I’m very happy with the final result. Highly recommend this company. Definitely want to work with his team again in the future.
Keenan RocheKeenan Roche
18:30 29 Dec 22
I highly recommend using Marvelous Works. I had quartz countertops and a new sink installed in my kitchen and the final product is beautiful. I watched Brandon and his assistant as they cut the quartz in my driveway. It is clear that they are experts and was exciting to watch them. I was able to schedule the install in less than a week of contacting Gabe. Very impressive final result.
Kallie HallKallie Hall
15:03 11 Nov 22
These guys are hands down the best, most reliable remodling company around. They were on time, diligent and the communication was great. They never were no call/ no show and they got the job done in amazing time. Thier work in beautiful and to perfection. They redid our kitchen, painted the whole interior and installed our floors. I highly recommend Marvelous Works and we will continue to use them for our future projects.
Juliane HelmJuliane Helm
05:28 22 Oct 22
Gabriel and his team did an amazing job with our countertops. They also did our kitchen backsplash, plumbing for our farmer’s sink, installed dishwasher, range and texturized walls. I was very impressed with their professionalism and would recommend them to friends who need their services. I was very grateful for their willingness to come work on our kitchen a Saturday and spend the whole day in order to get it functional for us.
Jennifer FalkJennifer Falk
21:15 08 Sep 22
Gabe, Carlos and crew are just awesome people. They are all a pleasure to work with and really went out of their way to help me though a difficult time. Also the work they did is top notch and just gorgeous!!

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