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Dan208 08-05-2008 11:07 AM

Painting before or after cabinet install?
The title pretty much sums up my question. Our kitchen cabinets will be installed in about a month, so I need to know if I should go ahead and paint the walls when our drywall guy gets done (probably late this week or early next week) or should I wait until the cabinets are up? We are going with a light green color, so if the cabinet installer needs to mark the walls I don't think there will be a problem with seeing his lines. I was just wondering if cabinet installers prefer to work with bare walls or if it really matters.


inspectorD 08-05-2008 04:52 PM

Paint now...It is easy to touch up when the install is finished. They will work around it problem.

hondadrv24 08-05-2008 05:24 PM

I'd paint now, his marks will be slight

Petra design 01-19-2010 08:24 AM

paint now....

handyguys 01-20-2010 08:05 AM

Both, now and when the cabs are up. In other words you will have touch-ups to do once everything is installed. Its much easier to touch-up rather than cut in next to new cabs.

i did that on this kitchen I did. Click here to see more pics (before and after) and listen to a podcast describing the remodel.

frozenstar 01-21-2010 11:07 PM

I'd definitely paint it before the installation and some touch up after. (well I guess that an SOP when installing cabinets) :) Very nice kitchen handyguys! :D

granite-girl 01-22-2010 08:58 AM

Paint now- what a cute little kitchen- Handyguys.

handyguys 01-22-2010 09:20 AM

thanks frozenstar and granite girl - did you see the before pics? Here are two
The biggest change was removing the wall between kitchen and dining room and putting in the island.


Superpack 01-26-2010 02:29 AM

How extended should paint dry before kitchen cabinet fitting?
Kitchen pictures look nice!! Right now remodeling our kitchen and wanted to know how long I should allow the first coat of paint dry rather than installing the cabinets.

Best Regards,

wengay 08-19-2010 09:48 AM

I agree with them. You should paint it before the installation. At least no need to worry if you need to cut,s if your cabinet is not fitted. Good luck on doing it. I think majority wins. But try to ask other people to make it sure.

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