Becoming a kitchen spray painter, I believe, is one of the holy grails of decorating. It’s the one job that makes the biggest impact to someone’s home. And for decorators, it can be confined to one room and charged based on result rather than time. For those with a unit, it is also a job that can be done back at the unit instead of someone’s home. Just take the doors off and return them after spraying.
Now, we do love all aspects of decorating, and back when we ran a decorating business, we were happy to paint any room. But there’s something about seeing the look of happiness and ore on our customer’s faces when we’ve completed a kitchen cabinet respray over a typical hall, stairs and landing.
For our customers, rooms are a must that get done when the customers need to. But kitchen cabinets are a desire that happens when customers want to have that happy feeling and a new connection to their kitchen. That’s why they’re one of the best aspects of spraying.
And we’re not the only ones. In Ian’s talk with Trevor, he recently mentioned his desire to make his business a solely kitchen refurbishment company. It was 80% there, but things were looking great, and being in a position within the next few years for it to be 100% of his business. This also would allow him to turn down work he didn’t want. Come on, who wouldn’t want that?
We bet the Trevor from 4/5 years ago could never image being a kitchen spray painter who’s in demand.
But we know it doesn’t always work that way, and not everyone can make the shift as quickly as Trevor did. Sometimes it takes much longer to get to grip as a kitchen spray painter. Both technically and being marketable.
But we know there’s success there eventually, and we’ll always support decorators on that journey.
So for those of you considering becoming a kitchen spray painter, let’s discuss the good, bad, and ugly of becoming a kitchen spray painter.
The Good & Bad Of Being A Kitchen Spray Painter
Decorators are increasingly recognising the potential of expanding their services to meet the diverse needs of their prospects or clients. Most are making a move from traditional painting with traditional projects, such as hall, stairs, and landing projects, to more specialised work like spray painting kitchens. Most are opening up a new world of opportunities. It’s good to see people taking advantage of the increased need for spray painters.
Yes, every job has knockbacks; every job has its bad days. There will be times you want to give up and throw the sprayer in the bin, but that’s the same with every career. There is no unicorn job. But becoming a kitchen spray painter and running your business how you want to is fantastic. The good outweighs the bad by far.
Unlock New Revenue Streams
Since the rise in raw materials and the increase in price for newly installed kitchens, people are looking for alternative options. Because of this, there has been a massive increase in the popularity of kitchen spraying.
Look, this is a no-brainer. Adding kitchens to your spray paint skillset opens the door to new, potentially more lucrative projects. Couple that with resin worktops; there’s so much opportunity to increase your income.
Increase Efficiency and Profitability
It’s not bish bash bosh, in fact, we rebel against those ‘done in a day’ kitchen spray companies. They use lousy paint and incorrect techniques. But that’s not to take away from the fact that spray painting is quicker than painting by brush and roller, which means you can get an off-the-shelf look in less time than you can doing it old school. Shorter projects mean more projects are done in a year. It is simple math. (Profit per job times the number of jobs), so more jobs, more profit.
And if you are worried about not making enough profit per job, then you definitely need to spray paint.
‘I’m a local painter and decorator specialising in all types of decorating projects.’
‘Offering complete kitchen resprays to give your cupboards that off-the-shelf look.’
I know which one sells to me.
Being a kitchen spray painter gives you a large platform to sell from. It allows you to come across as more experienced with a greater emphasis on the result. Customers don’t want anyone decorating their kitchen. They want someone they can trust. They want someone that they believe in. They want someone who can get them the result they’re looking for.
Give in to Change!
If you’re happy with the way things are and don’t want to change your business, spraying isn’t for you. You might consider only using spraying here and there to back up what you do now, but that won’t happen. As Trevor said, ‘Spraying is my happy place’. We know that once tried and mastered, spraying becomes your business. So your business will need to adapt. You won’t be a traditional decorating business; you’ll be much more. To us, this is a good thing, but if you hate change, you’ll fight against it.
So do you want to spend less time on projects, produce better results and have more profit?
Becoming a Spray Painter
The first step in transitioning from a traditional decorator competing against all the newbies currently undercutting you, into a skilled spray painter is to acquire the right skills. Sounds simple, and logically it is, but it takes hard work, starting with attending the right course. And no, Youtube videos do not count as the right course.
Courses at PaintTech Traning Academy cover everything from the basics to more advanced techniques. But in addition to that, our courses also teach you how to evolve those skills so you can continue to develop when spraying.
Learn from the Experts
Our courses are taught by industry professionals with years of spray painting experience. Our trainers have a wealth of knowledge they openly pass on to you. There are no trade secrets at the academy.
Additionally, we believe that the best way to learn is by doing. So that’s what we do, teach and train you to be kitchen spray painters. As part of every course, you’ll get to work on various practical tasks, honing your new skills under expert supervision.
Continuous Support and Guidance
Even after the completion of the course, we continue to support our students. Whether it’s troubleshooting a job, seeking advice on a complex project, or needing a refresher on a particular technique, our experts are just a phone call or email away. Plus, you get access to Facebook groups with others just like you who have completed courses and are open to supporting each other.
But, is it a worthwhile investment
Making the switch from general painting to becoming a specialised kitchen spray painter is a strategic move that can boost your business in many ways. It’s not something you should do on a whim, as what you learn in the course is transformational. Our C&G Kitchens & Furniture ON SITE Spraying Course is the place to kickstart the change, delivering top-tier education and practical experience that will arm you with the confidence and skills to tackle any kitchen spray painting project.
It may sound like some sales speech, but we know that this course makes decorators more profitable.
Remember, to most of your customers, their kitchen is the heart of their home. It’s where meals are prepared, families gather, and memories are made. There is a special something to be that person that can make it even more amazing.