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Why Spray Kitchen Cupboards Instead of Vinyl Wrapping Them?

If you’re considering having your kitchen cupboards vinyl wrapped, you may want to think again! While this was once the only option available, it is now outdated and inferior to spray paint. In this article, we will explain the negatives of Vinyl wrapping and why spraying is a far better solution.

What is Vinyl Wrapping?

Vinyl wrapping is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to surfaces to protect them or change their appearance. This can be done for both aesthetic and functional purposes. In the case of your kitchen, it is an alternative to replacing your kitchen cupboard doors and drawer fronts.

Vinyl wrapping involves taking an adhesive-backed sheet of vinyl and applying it to your cupboards. The vinyl is then trimmed to size and any excess is removed. Vinyl wraps can be bought in a variety of colours and finishes, including high gloss and matte.

While this may sound like a simple enough process, there are several negatives to vinyl wrapping your kitchen cupboards which we will now explore.

What are the negatives of vinyl wrapping?

  • Vinyl wrapping doesn’t age very well, they typically last 3 – 6 years, after which it will start to peel and discolour. In a high-use kitchen the lifespan could be lower.
  • Vinyl can fade and become brittle in direct sunlight, so if you have a south-facing kitchen your cupboards will likely start to show signs of wear and tear sooner.
  • Vinyl is made from rubber and plastic which can attract moisture due to thinness and texture . This means that if your cupboards are near a sink or other water source, they are more susceptible to damage.
  • Vinyl wrapped cupboards near hot appliances can also peel and warp. So if you have an oven or hob in close proximity to your cupboards, the heat could cause the vinyl to bubble and come away from the surface.
  • Vinyl wrapping cannot be easily repaired once scratched or torn. This means that if your cupboards suffer any minor damage, you will likely have to replace the entire vinyl wrap.
  • The smaller range of colours available can make it difficult to find a match for your existing kitchen decor. And because vinyl wraps are mass-produced, colour matching is not possible.
As you can see, there are several disadvantages to vinyl wrapping your kitchen cupboards. So why is spray painting a better solution? Read on to find out!

Why is spray painting better?

  • Longer lifespan, spray painting your kitchen cupboards can last for many years with the right paint and proper care.
  • Limitless colours are available, you can find the perfect match for your kitchen decor with spray paint as colour matching is available. Alternatively, there are literally 100’s of colours to choose from within the RAL colour range. Here at Spraylords we also offer the Harrow & Ball colour range when we spray your kitchen units.
  • Flawless finish, when done correctly spray paint can give your cupboards a smooth, professional-looking finish.
  • Harder wearing, as spray paint bonds directly with the material being sprayed it is more durable and hard-wearing than vinyl wraps.

How can Spraylords help?

Spraylords are a professional kitchen spraying company, we utilise professional spraying equipment coupled with high-quality paints to achieve a high-quality finish to your re-sprayed kitchen units.

We offer a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from, so you can find the perfect match for your kitchen. We also provide a colour matching service to ensure an exact match.

Our team of experienced sprayers have worked on all types of kitchens, from small domestic kitchens to large commercial projects. So whether you’re looking to refresh your kitchen or a client’s, we can help.

We have a professional spray booth in our unit in Long Eaton, in the East Midlands. When we are re-spraying your kitchen we remove the unit doors and drawer fronts and take them to our unit where they are professionally resprayed. Once they are ready we bring them back to your property and reinstall them for you.

For spraying feature panels and end panels which cannot be removed, we will fully mask off all surrounding areas to prevent overspray, we also use powerful extractor fans to remove any fumes from the room whilst spraying is in progress.

If you would like to find out more about our services, please get in touch. We offer free quotes and advice and would be happy to discuss your project with you.