Every decorator has faced that one project, endless hours of meticulous brush strokes, painstaking precision, and the inevitable wrist fatigue. The sheer time and energy spent on achieving a perfect finish with the brush and roller method are enough to make any professional question their choices.
We often see comments and messages from decorators ready to give up. Those who question themselves and our industry, and if I’m honest, we’ve all been there. If you speak to any of our trainers, they will all tell you the same thing; they once had the same thought.
But something changed; they did something different. They learnt to paint spraying rather than brush and roll it! Now, spraying isn’t a magic bullet. It won’t suddenly make everything better. It won’t give you overnight success. It, as with many other things, takes time. But once you master it, it generally is the thing that saves most decorators and their businesses.
Why Spraying is Revolutionising the Decorating Industry
We’ve said it so often that people think we’re a broken record player. But if you’re still clinging to your brush and roller, you’re missing out on the future of decorating. Spraying is not just about convenience; it’s about delivering an exceptional, off-the-shelf finish that clients crave. More than that, spraying offers an edge that traditional methods can’t rival, particularly concerning something as intricate as kitchen cabinets.
So, why haven’t more decorators jumped on the spraying bandwagon yet?
Master the Art of Spraying Kitchen Cabinets
To us, we’ve heard it all. ‘How anyone can be a decorator’. ‘How decorating isn’t a real trade’. But as a team of decorators with over 80 years of combined experience, we know different. But while general spraying is a fantastic skill to have and one that takes time to build up, learning to spray paint and niching down onto something like spraying kitchen cabinets can set you apart and be highly lucrative.
You need to realise that kitchens are often the heart of the home, and homeowners are always looking for ways to upgrade and refresh their space without a complete overhaul, and the costs involved particularly in this cost-of-living crisis. Some are looking to rent out their properties or sell them but it’s the kitchen that’s letting the house down. We know something as simple as spraying kitchen cabinets can make a huge difference.
By offering a service like spraying kitchen cabinets, decorators can complete projects in a fraction of the time it would take with a brush and roller. But it’s not just about speed; it’s about quality. The finish achieved with a spray machine like a Tritech is unparalleled. Smooth, even, and free from brush strokes – it’s what every homeowner dreams of for their cabinets.
Moreover, this method offers flexibility. Whether you work on-site or prefer to remove the cabinet doors and spray them at your own premises, the choice is yours. This adaptability means you can take on more projects, cater to a wider clientele, and ultimately increase your revenue.
Transform Your Business and Boost Your Earnings
Here’s the blunt truth – the decorating industry is evolving, and those who fail to adapt will be left behind. I’ve recently seen videos coming out of America with spray guns attached to drones to get height and distance. Our laws in the UK won’t allow this type of drone work here, but it’s only a matter of time. While traditional methods will always have their place, the demand for spray-painted finishes, especially for kitchen cabinets, is skyrocketing. By mastering this technique, you can charge more for your services due to the premium finish and take on more projects due to the time saved.
Imagine being able to double or even triple your project load because you’re completing them in half the time. More projects mean more earnings. And with the superior finish of spray painting, word-of-mouth referrals will pour in, further expanding your client base.
Invest in Your Skills and Stay Ahead of the Curve
The decorating world is dynamic and ever evolving. Clients are becoming more informed, always seeking the best, most efficient and latest techniques, as they know technology brings better results. To stay relevant in this industry, decorators must continuously learn and adapt. Spraying kitchen cabinets is not just a trend – it’s the new standard.
So, how can you jumpstart this journey? Start by investing in a comprehensive spraying training programme. While this might seem like an initial expense, consider it a strategic move for your business’s future. In the long run, the return on investment is exponential.
Position Yourself as an Expert
Once you’ve honed your skills, it’s time to showcase them. Use social media platforms and your website to show before-and-after photos of your projects. Highlight the seamless finish, the speed of completion, and the transformative power of spraying kitchen cabinets.
In addition to showcasing your work, share client testimonials. Let your prospective clients hear from satisfied customers about the difference your spraying services made in their homes. Position yourself as the go-to expert for kitchen cabinet transformations and watch your business soar.
Embrace the Future and Prosper
Simply put, the days of labour-intensive, time-consuming brush and roller techniques are fading. In their place, spraying paint is rising as the more efficient, lucrative, and quality-driven method that decorators everywhere should embrace. Focusing on niches like spraying kitchen cabinets opens doors to higher earnings, increased demand, and unparalleled job satisfaction.
The decorating world is at your fingertips – faster, better, and more profitable than ever. Don’t be content with the status quo. Embrace the future, up your game, and discover the endless possibilities that come with mastering the art of spraying kitchen cabinets. Success is waiting; all you have to do is reach out and grab it.
What to do next
If you are looking to make a move into spraying. To become part of the future and not just let it pass by. Then take the time to check out our courses. Our Kitchen and Furniture On-Site Spraying course is often booked up months in advance, so if that is the course you want to attend, make sure you book quickly.
If you want to use CITB funding to pay for up to 100% of your course cost, please get in touch with a team member to find out more.