Costs of painting a kitchen

Costs of painting a kitchen

You don’t have enough budget for a complete new kitchen, but you would like a cheaper kind of renovation for your kitchen? In this case, it might be a good idea to have it painted. This means your kitchen will immediately get a new, fresh look, and this won’t cost you too much money. We can help you get an idea about the potential costs of such paintwork.


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What does it cost to have a kitchen painted?

Many people fear it will cost a huge amount of money to have a kitchen painted, but this is not usually the case. Painting your kitchen will also help to give it a real personal touch. The painter will give you the necessary advice about the paint to be used, the finishing, the different materials, etc. He will then carry out the project. We have here provided a table with some average prices.

Kitchen painting Average price
Fronts with size 15x60cm 22-39 GBP
Fronts with size 40x60cm 39-65 GBP
Fronts with size 60x70cm 48-74 GBP
Fridge door 40x180cm 58-83 GBP
Larder door 40x200cm 65-74 GBP
Corner cabinet 60-83 GBP
Baseboards (per metre 14-23 GBP

Comparing offers for kitchen painting

When thinking about the price tag for kitchen painting, it’s clear that the largest part of the costs goes to the labour that has to be carried out. You can thus save money by comparing offers from different painters and consider the differences in price: in this way, you will save a lot of money, without losing quality!

Factors impacting the costs of kitchen painting

Factor 1: Use of extra materials

During the renovation of your kitchen, it’s possible to use different colours, but also one or more extra materials! In this way, we make the difference between, for example, metals and copper. By using new colours and combining these with specific materials, it’s possible to give your kitchen a whole new look, relatively cheaply.

Factor 2: Type of paint to be used

The type of paint to be used will have a significant impact on the price tag. If you’re going to spray the kitchen cabinets, it’s important to use paint that won’t be repelled. The colour to be used is up to your personal taste, of course! You must also think of the primer to be used, since this needs to match the surface it is used on. Here’s a table giving you an idea of the different types of paint and different prices:

Type of paint Average price
Turpentine-soluble paint 13-30 GBP/litre
Polyurethane lacquer 13-39 GBP/litre
Primer 13-39 GBP/litre
Water-soluble paint 15-78 GBP/litre

Factor 3: Combining paint jobs

Sometimes, when you’ve had the kitchen cabinets painted, it becomes apparent that there’s a huge colour difference between the cabinets and the ceiling or walls. The kitchen looks much nicer once all parts are the same colour, of course – even though you must take into account that this will make the process more expensive!

Interesting savings tips

It doesn’t have to cost too much money to have your kitchen painted! We are here providing some useful savings tips for you to take into account! This will make the process a lot more affordable.

Volume discount. If your neighbours are also having their kitchen renovated, and also need someone to paint their kitchen for them, it may be a good idea to use the same painter. You will benefit from a so-called volume discount, which can save you up to 10 percent!

Choose a winter painter. What many people don’t know is that it’s always interesting to choose a winter painter, since there’s less work for painters in winter, so the rates they charge are lower. In this way, you can save up to 30 percent on your kitchen painting, which is a significant reduction!

Second hand products. Do you want to have a few parts replaced, along with the paint work on your kitchen? Do you want to have this done as cheaply as possible? Consider second-hand articles. This can save you a lot of money!