Interior Painting: Should You Paint Your Walls, Ceiling or Kitchen Cabinets First?

Are you planning to upgrade your kitchen but have a strict budget to maintain? Painting your kitchen, specifically the walls and the cabinets, can do wonders by brightening up the space and updating the look and feel of your kitchen. While it’s easy to tackle the interior painting on your own, kitchen cabinet painting is a whole other ball game—it can actually be time-consuming and complicated if you don’t know what you’re doing. With all these painting projects in the works, how do you know where to start? Here’s what you need to know about the order in which to tackle your interior painting project.

Interior Painting sequence for kitchen - ceiling, walls, cabinets
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Do Your Kitchen Cabinet Painting First

Before you begin to paint any other area of your kitchen, you should remove your kitchen cabinets and paint them first. This is because they take up a large portion of visual space, and changing the colour on them can make a dramatic change. Waiting until you can see the finished look of your cabinets, before you paint your walls, will help you choose the right wall colours. You may want to look at some samples and hold them up against the cabinets to see how the colour(s) will look in different lighting.

When Should You Paint Your Ceilings and Walls?

The second area to paint once you’ve painted your cabinets is the ceiling. Painting the ceiling before your walls will reduce the chances of getting drips on the walls. You should always use tape and plastic to protect any surfaces from ceiling paint, but sometimes drips still happen. The third area should be the walls. You want to see the finished look of the cabinets before you choose your wall paint colour. There are a variety of colours and types of paint you can use to paint your walls, depending on the style and atmosphere you desire. Make sure to use primer when interior painting and apply one or two coats of paint, depending on the quality of both the primer and paint.

How Booth7 Can Help You

Painting your kitchen walls, ceiling, and cabinets on your own may sound like a fun and easy way to upgrade your home on a budget, but without professional skill, your upgrade could end up looking worse than you intended. Paint drips, transparent patches of paint, bumps and dust in the paint on the cabinets, and accidental scratches or smudges as you work are all possibilities. So, how else can you resolve this issue?

With the help of professional and experienced kitchen cabinet painting professionals, you won’t have to worry about messes and mistakes. They will remove your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers and paint them in their own facility so you can still use your kitchen while they work. Then, they can reinstall your cabinets and paint the room for you with expert care and attention.

Booth7’s services include a free in-home colour and design consultation, so you can get professional advice, competitive pricing, and custom designs that suit you. We handle all the details of your project from start to finish, so you can trust you are in good hands! To get started on your home renovation or any painting project, call Booth7 today! Fill out our online form or contact us at

By | 2019-06-20T07:13:19+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Interior Painting: Should You Paint Your Walls, Ceiling or Kitchen Cabinets First?

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Interior Painting: Should You Paint Your Walls, Ceiling or Kitchen Cabinets First? Booth7 2019-06-20 07:13:19 If you are planning an interior painting project that requires kitchen cabinet painting, there are some important tips to consider. Here’s what you need to know about the order in which to tackle your interior painting project Blog
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