Questions to Ask Your Painter Before Getting a Kitchen Respray


Having a dated and dull-looking kitchen with peeling paintwork can ruin the overall aesthetic appeal of any home. If this is your situation, then it is time to do some refinishing.

A kitchen respray is one of the most effective and affordable ways to refinish and give your kitchen a much-needed facelift. However, achieving the desired results from a kitchen respray weighs heavily on finding the right people for the job. Below are some of the questions you should ask your potential painter before hiring them to carry out your kitchen respray.

What Type of Paint Will be Used?

The type of paint used for the respray will determine the quality of the finish you get. Ideally, 2-pac paints, which are hard-wearing and resistant to scratches, water and heat, are the go-to choices for many spray painters.

Spray painting companies provide specialist spray painting for kitchens, using only the best quality paints that leaves a factory-level finish (up to 10 years guaranteed finish) that is UV-resistant and will not crack, peel or fade regardless of the weather. And they will usually provide services like radiator spraying and furniture spraying for free as part of your kitchen respray.

What is Your Process?


The right contractors or spray painters should be able to carry out your kitchen respray with minimal disruption to your daily routine (you don’t have to worry about your cabinets being dismantled).

Typically the painting process should begin with adequate surface preparation (cleaning, sanding, and priming) before the spray painting is done. In cases where a full kitchen respray is needed, your doors, drawers, frames, and boxes will be spray-painted too. While some companies can carry out the full respray on-site, some painters will prefer to take your doors, frames, and drawers to their spray shop for the respray.

Do you Carry out Repairs on the Kitchen Panels and Doors?

Sometimes, your kitchen cabinet handles, door handles and other components might also need some repairs, so it is important to ask the painter if they can carry out these repairs or if you will need to hire someone else to do them.

Do you Specialise in Cabinets?

It might seem odd to ask this question but respraying kitchen cabinets can be quite tricky and not all painters have the skills to do the job right. Several processes are involved and your painter needs to be familiar with those processes, so you don’t end up with a finish that is lacking or paint stains in unwanted areas of your kitchen.

How do you Avoid Overspray on my Goods?


One of the important things to watch out for with spray paint is overspray. Your painter should be able to properly mask all adjacent surfaces and surroundings during the respray. This ensures that your property remains clean once the job is complete.

How Long Will the Respray Take?

When done right and with the right quality paint, you should be able to use your kitchen soon after a respray.

What Paint Colours are Available?

One of the benefits of spray painting is that there is a wide range of available colors to choose from. This means that finding a color that meets your preferences will not be difficult. Some spray painting companies even offer bespoke spray painting and color-matching services to ensure that the kitchen matches the overall color scheme of your home.

How Much Will it Cost?


Every kitchen respray project is unique and the costs will depend on the requirements of each kitchen. Most spray painters are willing to give you a free, no-obligation quote so you can have an idea of how much everything will cost.

Are you Licensed and Insured?

This is another very important question to ask your potential painter. Knowing your painter is properly licensed and insured puts your mind at ease that not only do they know what they are doing, but you are also covered should any accidents or damages happen to your property.


A kitchen respray is a cost-effective way to rejuvenate the appearance of your kitchen. However, hiring the right professional for the project is the only way to ensure a favorable outcome. Ask your potential painter the above questions to ensure that they are right for the job.