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Professional Cabinet Painting
for South Shore and Boston-area Homes

Our skilled craftsmen can help you transform your kitchen by painting your outdated kitchen cabinets. This project is the one update our Clients tell us that completely changes the feeling of their homes.


If you’re tired of how your kitchen cabinets look, you don’t have to pay to install a whole new kitchen. By painting your cabinets, you can save money and give your kitchen a facelift. This project requires lots of time and skill, so hiring experienced professionals from CertaPro Painters is best. With us, you can rest assured that the job will be done with skill and precision.

  1. Customization is easy:  When you paint your cabinets, you can choose any color you like. This allows you to customize your kitchen’s look and make it your own. You can choose a color that complements your kitchen’s countertops, backsplash, and other design elements.
  2. Quick and easy: Unlike replacing cabinets, which can take weeks or even months, painting your cabinets is a much quicker. It can typically be completed in a few days, depending on the size of your kitchen and the condition of your cabinets.
Glass kitchen cabinet with glasses on shelf

 Our Kitchen Cabinet Painting Process

There are several options for cabinet refinishing. They can be painted in place or removed and sprayed in our warehouse. The time it takes to refinish cabinets will depend on how many you have. Typically, it takes anywhere between a couple of days to one week for the paint to cure.

When refinishing is complete, we’ll replace your hardware with either your old handles or new ones you choose.

If you’re choosing new pulls, we recommend using one with the same “footprint” as your old hardware – this way, we can use the same screw holes for the new hardware.

This means if your previous pulls had screw holes that were 3 1/4″ apart, your new pulls ideally will have the same distance between screws.  This way, we are not puttying the old holes and drilling new ones (puttying old holes could lead to the putty “sinking in” in future as it expands and contracts, making the cabinet look dimpled.)

Kitchen cabinet with pricing callouts
Use this to ballpark the price to have CertaPro paint your kitchen cabinets.

How much will it cost to paint my kitchen cabinets?

An average kitchen in the Boston-area will cost $3,500 – $5,500 to have the kitchen cabinets repainted.  If you are interested in a free quote we can come to your home or if you email [email protected] photos, we can quote the project using your photos.  Just be sure to take a photo of all surfaces that will need painting so we understand the scope of the project completely.

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3 Takeaways about painting your kitchen cabinets for South Shore and Boston-area homes:

1. Painting your cabinets is a time-consuming job that can be accomplished with the right materials & lots of patience.

2. Having CertaPro paint your kitchen cabinets will cost less than replacing them but it still will cost on average $4-5,000.

3. Customers tell us that painting their kitchen cabinets (usually white or off-white) had the single biggest impact on modernizing their home. 

kitchen in progress of being painting

Spraying Kitchen Cabinets

Often we take your drawer faces and cabinet doors directly to our warehouse and spray-apply the paint to them there. Spraying gives them a smoother finish than rolling or brushing, although, with the right formula of paint, rolling and brushing can result in a smooth finish as well.

We also mask off your cabinets and kitchen to spray-apply the coatings to the exposed portions of the cabinets.

Consider the rest of your home: If you paint your kitchen cabinets, what else in your home will suddenly look outdated?

Think about wall colors, window treatments, and furniture. If they are all meant to match with your old cherry cabinets, these furnishings might need to be changed after you paint your cabinets another color.  Our designer Kate can help you choose a kitchen cabinet color that coordinates nicely with your furnishings, so you don’t need to buy new curtain panels because your newly painted cabinets clash with them – this is a free service to all of our customers with a signed proposal.

kitchen cabinet doors in process of being painted

Frequently Asked Questions About Kitchen Cabinet Painting Projects

Is kitchen cabinet paint different from “regular” wall and trim paint?

Yes, we use a special primer and paint that are much more durable than regular wall paint because your kitchen cabinets will be opened and closed often. See our DIY instructions for the exact paint brands and formulas we use and recommend.

How much will it cost to paint my kitchen cabinets with CertaPro Painters?

While every kitchen is different, the average kitchen cabinet repaint project costs just $4,000-$7,000. This price is significantly less than refacing or installing new kitchen cabinets. If you’d like an exact quote, email [email protected] to set up a time for us to meet and give you a firm price or even send pictures of all the cabinets you’d like painted and we’ll send you a quote using photos.

Will painting my kitchen cabinets add value to my home?

While painting your cabinets may not increase the value of your home as much as a complete kitchen remodel, it can still add some value. A fresh, modern look can make your kitchen more appealing to potential buyers if you decide to sell your home in the future.

Note:  If you are in a “seller’s market” town where there are bidding wars, you should only paint any part of your home, including cabinets, if you will recoup the money (and then some) with a higher selling price

What colors are popular for kitchen cabinets?

On the South Shore in 2022, our most popular kitchen cabinet project is painting wooden oak or cherry cabinets white or off-white. White cabinets seem to give our customers the most flexibility and provide a timeless look.

In 2023, we’ve also used varying shades of warm gray and muted colors in kitchen cabinets.  Muted shades of blue and green look fabulous and lend a “designer” look to kitchen cabinets.  Our color consultant Kate is free to work with and can help you achieve your “kitchen cabinet vision.”

Should I paint the inside of my kitchen cabinets?

We can paint the inside of your cabinets and drawers, but this will add to the cost. The insides of your cabinet doors are generally included in our quotes.

To save money, most of our customers tend to leave the inside of the solid-faced cabinets, including shelving and the inside of their drawers unpainted since none of these elements will show unless the door or drawer is opened.

Should I buy new cabinet door handles and hardware?

Choosing new hardware with the same “footprint” as the old hardware is best. This means if your old hardware fits in 2 holes 4 inches apart, the new hardware should fit in the old holes. While we can putty up the holes to accommodate hardware that doesn’t neatly fit into the old holes, the puttied-up holes will end up showing indentations in the doors as the paint cures.

cabinet hardware tips

Cabinet Color Ideas

Below are some examples of color ideas to help inspire your cabinet painting project.

Draw Colors from the Environment

Draw Colors from the Environment

Painting some of this Scituate home’s cabinets blue is a nod to the ocean view out the kitchen window.

2 Tone Color Combinations

2 Tone Color Combinations

Teal paint helps “ground” this kitchen island.

Charcoal Cabinets - sprayed

Charcoal Cabinets - sprayed