You’re a decorator, and you understand how fast-paced the decorating world is, from kitchen spraying to halls, stairs and landings. Paintbrush, to roller. Paint roller to spraying machines. Machines to robots?! Well, maybe. Who really knows? But not only are the systems evolving, but so are the things we’re asked to do. PaintTech started as an Academy offering just ‘how to spray paint’ courses, but now offers everything from spray plaster and worktop refurbishment to resin. It’s all here.
But back to your world, the art of kitchen design is constantly evolving, too, with more and more homeowners seeking innovative ways to transform their spaces without breaking the bank. Ten years ago, it was all about the B&Q refurbishment. I remember the rise of Magnet, Wicks and Wren Kitchens, and although they still have their place, one of the most popular trends in recent years is kitchen spraying cabinets to give that off-the-shelf look. So not brush and roller, but actual kitchen spraying to give that slick, modern, stylish look that everyone ten years ago had to spend tens of thousands of pounds on new from B&Q. Kitchen spraying does offer a cost-effective alternative to replacing cabinets and other surfaces; and I’m not talking about the decorating cowboys who claim to be able to spray within a day, but a highly skilled kitchen spraying service that I know you’re able to offer.
As a trainer, I know that for decorators, learning the art of kitchen spraying can expand your skill set and provide your clients with stunning, flawless finishes that rival the look of a brand-new kitchen.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the steps you need to take to master the art of kitchen spraying and deliver top-quality results for your customers. So, let’s dive in and explore this exciting technique!
Why Kitchen Spraying is a Game-Changer
Cost-Effective Alternative to Buying New
Kitchen spraying provides a lower-cost alternative for homeowners or landlords to freshen up their kitchens without the expense of a complete installation. Because let’s be honest, if you’re prices have gone up 20% through the cost of living, I guarantee B&Q’s have gone up more, pushing a lot of households out of the market to buy new. Plus, what’s the point of a fresh install? If the kitchen fits and does the job for the homeowner, then it’s more look and desire that’s driving their decision-making, which makes kitchen spraying a perfect alternative.
By spray painting existing cabinets and surfaces, you can help them achieve a stunning transformation at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new cabinetry.
Versatility in Design
Kitchen spraying allows decorators to offer clients a wide range of colour options to suit their space. Shops do not do this, so changing the colour on a new install can add thousands to the cost. This versatility makes it easy to cater to various client tastes and preferences, ensuring that every kitchen makeover is genuinely one-of-a-kind.
Mastering the Art of Kitchen Spraying: The Steps to a Flawless Finish
Step 1: Learn the Techniques at a Spray Painting Academy
To deliver top-notch kitchen spraying results, it’s essential to learn the techniques from professionals. Yes, there’s the sales pitch! I’m writing the blog, so why not get it in? But in all seriousness, enrolling in something like our Kitchen and Furniture On-site Spraying Course is the very best way to gain hands-on experience and receive expert guidance. These courses cover everything from surface preparation and equipment usage to the application of various paint finishes, ensuring that you have the knowledge and skills needed to excel in kitchen spraying.
What’s also great is that you can also be a part of our almost 14,000 members ‘Spraying Makes Sense’ Facebook group. Where people use other decorators to ask for help and guidance on everything from pricing to machine use.
Step 2: Invest in High-Quality Equipment
You’ve done the course and got some hands-on experience with spray paint; now it’s getting your own machine. You wouldn’t pass you’re driving test and never buy a car when you can see and feel the advantages of being able to drive, so why would spray painting be any different? Being on our Kitchen and Furniture On-site Spraying Course will not only teach you how to spray paint but demonstrate the huge profitability of offering spraying as a service to your customers.
So don’t hesitate when it comes to moving forwards, and know that the quality of your kitchen spraying equipment plays a significant role in the final result. Investing in a high-quality airless spray painting system, such as TriTech or Graco, along with the appropriate spray tips and accessories, will help you achieve a smooth, professional finish. It’s also essential to maintain your equipment regularly, as poorly maintained equipment can lead to inconsistent results.
Step 3: Master the Art of Spray Painting
As with everything, courses are the best start to gaining experience. With our hands-on courses, you’re getting a better start than with a classroom-based approach, but achieving a flawless finish requires a combination of skill, technique, and experience, And experience is something only you can give yourself. As you practice kitchen spraying, pay close attention to things that we’ve taught you in the course, such as spray patterns, paint viscosity, distance from the surface, overlap and proper gun handling. Work on them, and if you have any questions, make sure you speak to the academy you attended or, in our case, use the like-minded people in our support group.
Please don’t worry if you get a few things wrong when on-site for the first time. It’s a learning process. It’s something that you’ll need to develop over time.
Tips for Achieving a Flawless Kitchen Spraying Finish
Tip 1: Practice Makes Perfect
Like any skill, and as I mentioned above, mastering kitchen spraying takes time and practice. Invest in your professional development by enrolling in courses, seeking mentorship from experienced professionals, and practising on various surfaces. The more experience you gain, the more confident and skilled you’ll become in delivering a flawless finish for your clients; and, as a result, be able to charge more.
Tip 2: Be Mindful of Environmental Conditions
Environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and air circulation can all impact the quality of your kitchen spraying finish. For optimal results, ensure that the workspace is well-ventilated and maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level throughout the spraying process. Those with a warehouse or storage unit will be able to remove the doors and spray them back at their premises in a highly controlled environment. But our Kitchen and Furniture On-site Spraying Course teaches you how to spray on-site, so for those who haven’t got their own unit can still learn how to achieve amazing results.
Tip 3: Pay Attention to Detail
Attention to detail is crucial when it comes to kitchen spraying. Take the time to mask off areas that should not be painted, to avoid overspray and achieve a professional result. Additionally, be thorough in your surface preparation and inspection, addressing any imperfections or damage before applying paint. Dont, forget to degrease. So so important.
We often see decorating cowboys who claim to be able to do everything within a day miss huge parts of the kitchen or overspray as they haven’t spent time on the preparation. If masking takes a day, it takes a day. Don’t rush, don’t skip and pay attention to detail when kitchen spraying.
Tip 4: Experiment with Different Techniques and Finishes
As you develop your kitchen spraying skills, don’t be afraid to experiment with different systems that suit you and your business. This is explained in our training to make the process unique to you. You might decide to create your own system that covers everything from surface preparation and masking to the actual spraying process. If you don’t know, then follow ours that will be given to you on the course. By following a structured system, you’ll ensure that each project is completed to the same high standard, resulting in happy clients and a thriving business.
The Benefits of Learning Kitchen Spraying
We know from experience that by mastering the art of kitchen spraying, you’ll be able to offer your clients a unique and cost-effective solution for their kitchen renovations compared to getting a completely new install. Also, being able to offer this not only sets you apart from your competition but also allows you to tap into a growing market and attract a broader range of clients.
Even though kitchen spraying is cheaper for the customer, projects can command higher rates and make more money for you, the decorator, due to the specialised skills and equipment required. As you develop your expertise in this area, you’ll be able to charge a premium for your services, ultimately increasing your earning potential and boosting your bottom line.
Finally, delivering stunning kitchen spraying results can help you build a reputation as a skilled and innovative decorator. You just need to be smart at how you go about asking for testimonials and marketing to other potential customers. Use images and videos to inspire those on the fence.
Mastering the art of kitchen spraying can be a game-changer for decorators, offering a unique and cost-effective solution for clients looking to transform their kitchens. By taking a professional spray paint course, investing in high-quality equipment, and diligently practising your craft, you’ll develop the skills needed to deliver flawless finishes that rival the look of a brand-new kitchen. Embrace the world of kitchen spraying, and watch your business grow as you cater to this exciting and rapidly expanding market.
Q: What types of paint are best for kitchen spraying projects?
A: High-quality paints specifically designed for spraying are recommended for kitchen spraying projects. These paints offer better adhesion, durability, and a smoother finish. Waterborne alkyd paints and acrylic enamel paints are popular choices, as they provide excellent durability and a professional-looking finish.
Q: How can I ensure proper ventilation during a kitchen spraying project?
A: Ensuring proper ventilation is crucial for a successful kitchen spraying project. You can achieve this by opening windows and doors, using exhaust fans, and setting up box fans to improve air circulation. Additionally, consider wearing a respirator mask to protect yourself from paint fumes. Remember, if you do open windows, how will that affect the heat and drying process?
Q: How long does it take for spray-painted kitchen cabinets to dry and cure?
A: The drying time for spray-painted kitchen cabinets depends on factors such as the type of paint used, environmental conditions, and the number of coats applied. More information is shared on our courses.
Q: Can I spray paint laminate kitchen cabinets?
A: Yes, you can spray paint laminate kitchen cabinets, but proper surface preparation is crucial to achieving a durable and professional finish. This may involve degreasing and sanding the laminate surface to promote adhesion, using a high-quality primer designed for laminate surfaces, and choosing a paint specifically formulated for spraying on laminate.
Q: How do I maintain my airless spray painting equipment for optimal performance in kitchen spraying projects?
A: Regular maintenance of your airless spray painting equipment is essential for optimal performance. Key maintenance steps include cleaning the spray gun, filters, and hoses after each use, checking and replacing worn parts (such as seals and spray tips), and lubricating moving parts as needed. Proper storage is also important; ensure the equipment is stored in a clean and dry environment to prevent damage. If you need more support on this, head over to our shop page and speak to the team there.