Common Challenges When Painting a Kitchen

Interior Painting | October 21, 2021

When it comes to interior painting projects, some rooms are simple and straightforward, while others can be complex and difficult to paint. For example, most bedrooms are fairly straightforward while bathrooms and kitchens can be more difficult. As a leading provider of high-quality painting solutions, the professionals at Dunbar Painting know how challenging some projects can be, especially for those without proper tools and knowledge. That is why we have provided a list of some of the most common challenges when painting a kitchen. This list will help homeowners determine if painting their kitchen is a job they can perform on their own or if it is a task that is better left to a professional.

Learn about what to look for in a professional painter.

3 Significant Challenges When Painting a Kitchen

When painting a kitchen, the following challenges should be considered and addressed to ensure that the job is done right:

1. Greasy, Dirty, and Damaged Surfaces

As a high-traffic area of the home, kitchens tend to accumulate more dirt, grease, and other debris than most other rooms. Grease, spilled liquids, and other messes from cooking can accumulate on walls and all other surfaces over time, making them unsuitable for paint. Kitchen walls will typically need to be degreased and thoroughly cleaned before any other prep is performed. Once the walls are completely clean, sanding and other prep can be performed as needed before applying paint. In addition to grease and dirt, kitchen walls tend to be at a higher risk of damage due to how busy it can be compared to other rooms. Any chips, cracks, or holes will need to be repaired before paint can be applied.

Learn more about why you should clean walls before painting them.

2. Additional Masking Requirements

There are many items to mask in a kitchen. All cabinets, appliances, and countertops will need to be masked to ensure that they are safe from paint splatter. This additional masking requires more time and effort, so it is important to account for this when planning to paint your kitchen or obtaining a quote to have a professional do the job.

What can you expect from professional painters?

3. Choosing the Right Paint

Kitchen walls are exposed to more moisture and require more scrubbing/cleaning than walls in most other rooms. To ensure lasting results, you will need to choose a high-quality kitchen and bath paint product. These products are designed to withstand moisture and regular scrubbing without losing any colour or suffering significant damage.

Find out how to choose the right paint colour for your kitchen.

To learn more about our interior painting services or to schedule your free estimate, get in touch with the professionals at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your project.