Should I paint behind cabinets and appliances?

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Old 08-19-07, 07:51 PM
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Should I paint behind cabinets and appliances?

I am at the painting phase in my kitchen remodel and have deceided on my paint color. Is there any reason to paint behind my cabinets and appliances?

The backsplash will be tile and there will be no exposed wall sections unless you move the refridgerator or dishwasher or stove.

I can't think of a good reason to paint it with the added cost and time - am I missing something?

I have already done two coats of primer on all the walls so it is not bear sheetrock.

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Old 08-20-07, 04:55 AM
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I'd paint behind the stove and refridgerator unless it will be tiled also - makes for a cleaner looking job. Time and material used would be minimal.
 
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Me too
Especially if it's empty right now
The product and time are minimal
And it still helps to have the protection of actual paint back there (primer doesn't protect well), especially the appliances...it can get kinda nasty back there
 
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Nobody painted behind the fridge at my parents' house and it looked bad when they replaced the fridge and you could see part of the wall behind it. I think Mark gave you pretty good advice.
 
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All great thoughts. Looks like I will be painting the whole kitchen!

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