Is it better to brush paint or spray paint kitchen cabinets?

When it comes to giving your existing kitchen cabinets a makeover, a change of colour is one of the most cost-effective ways to achieve a brand-new look and there are two main methods: brush paint and spray paint. 

Each has its own set of pros and cons, and in this article, we’ll help you make an informed decision about which technique is right for you. 

Brush paint kitchen cabinets 

Brush painting is the more traditional method and can be done using a paintbrush or roller to apply multiple coatings. This gives your cabinets a rustic, hand-painted look, especially if they are made of wood. It’s also recommended for smaller projects or touch-ups.

However, most people don’t realise it’s a very time-consuming process, with a long dry time between coats, meaning your kitchen will probably be usable for at least 4 to 7 days. Plus, it is a lot more difficult to accomplish a smooth, even finish in comparison to spray painting which doesn’t leave any unsightly strokes or markings. 

Spray paint kitchen cabinets 

Spray painting is a much faster and more efficient method than brush painting, thanks to the specialised equipment professionals like ourselves use to create a factor finish coat. Every nook and cranny is sprayed, leaving no spots or brush strokes. The high quality paint will also protect your kitchen cabinets from fading, peeling, or cracking for at least 10 years. 

The only downside to the spray paint method is that it does require masking the rest of your kitchen’s contents (walls, doors, shelving etc.) to avoid paint applied to unwanted places, meaning preparation time can take longer than brush painting. But, the good news is that our rapid upvc spraying can be done in as little as one day! 


So, is it better to brush paint or spray paint kitchen cabinets? Ultimately, it depends on your own preferences. If you’re willing to take the time to brush paint your cabinets, you’ll likely be happy with the results. However, if you’re looking for a quick and flawless finish, hiring professional spray painters is the way to go.

Call the Sprayworks UK team on 01922 254034 for superior kitchen resprays in Birmingham, the West Midlands and across the UK.