Spray painting kitchen cabinets: A DIY guide to get a factory like finish

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When it's time for a kitchen makeover, spray painting kitchen cabinets is a cost effective way to transform the heart of your home. It can take your kitchen from tired and dated to fresh and contemporary for the fraction of the cost of a new kitchen. 

Painting kitchen cabinets is a task any DIYer can take on, simply choose a cool colour, invest in a paint sprayer and watch the transformation unfold in front of your eyes. Here we give you the lowdown on what equipment you need, how to set up and spray and the pros and cons of opting for a spray paint finish.

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Michael Rolland

With The Paint Shed having evolved from painting contractors to retailers, Michael has years of experience within the painting industry, using this expertise to influence his own DIY projects using the best possible tools and materials.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.