4 Reasons not to Reface Cabinets with Spray Paint

There are situations that require a homeowner to reface cabinets. Spray paint may seem like an easy and quick means of refacing the cabinetry, however it is necessary to use caution with this option, in order to prevent problems in the application process.

1 - Small Capacity Paint Cans

Spray paint cans hold only a small capacity of paint. The small paint cans require you to use more. It will then be very important that the paint color comes from the same batch, in order for it to match properly.

2 - Atomized Paint Problems

Spray paint cans atomize the liquid, to force it through the system. The paint sprays through the can and out into the air, where it is directed onto the surface to be covered. It is important to be especially careful in applying the paint, to prevent it from covering the surrounding areas. You have to cover surrounding areas with plastic sheets, and to secure them with painter's tape, to protect the area from excess paint spray. You also need to wear a dust mask, to protect yourself from breathing in any toxins caused by the spray paint.

3 - Clogged Spray Tips

The tip of a spray paint container can become clogged. A clogged sprayer will cause the paint to spatter or cover unevenly. An uneven or spattered application requires repair, and then the paint will have to be reapplied. This will take up more time in completing the job.