Hand painting versus spray painting is a frequent discussion in our office, and is one which almost always comes down to personal choice. Our customers often ask us; “Is it better to spray paint or hand paint our kitchen cabinet doors?”. At Alresford Interiors, we offer both of these options, and have highlighted some of the main advantages and disadvantages of each below:

Advantages of spray painting

  • More uniform finish
  • Precise sheen/colour control
  • Overall a sharper look
  • Quicker turnaround

Disdvantages of Spray painting

  • Risk of damage to finish. It’s a little like repairing the paint on a scratched car surface. It needs to be brought to a spray shop, the part must be taken off/colour matched to its original colour and re fitted.

Advantages of Hand Painting

  • Gives a “softer”  overall luxurious look
  • Easier to “touch up” than spray
  • More uniform finish

Disadvantages of Hand Painting

  • Time consuming
  • Slightly more costly

Each stage of the painting process is the same for both hand and spray painted until you arrive at the final coat. Firstly our joiners spray the doors with primer. Secondly they spray the doors with a first coat, then,  on the final coat they either spray or hand paint the doors,  depending the customer’s choice.

What we haven’t mentioned so far is the third option! On the final coat, it is also possible to have a foam roller finish, which is popular due to the stippled effect it provides.

So in short, your kitchen will look beautiful if spray painted, hand painted or finished with a foam roller, because Alresford Interiors pride themselves on producing fantastic quality finished kitchens. Both spray painting and hand painting has its advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered, but the choice is ultimately up to you. If you would like more information, or any help with choosing,  you can contact us on 01962 733016. We would be happy to help.