Is It Better To Paint Or Vinyl Wrap Kitchen Cupboards?

which is better for cupboards paint or vinyl wrap

Is it better to paint or vinyl wrap kitchen cupboards?

When considering a new finish for your cupboards, you have two options: spray paint or vinyl wrap. While there are numerous sprays and patches to cover small scratches, you can’t fix deep scratched vinyl. Luckily, spray paint is a much easier option than a vinyl wrap. Here are a few of the benefits of each option.

Spray Paint

Choosing between spray paint for cupboards and vinyl wrap is a tough decision. One option can change the colour temporarily, but the other has lower durability and is less expensive. The former offers a smoother finish and comes in different finishes, including matte, satin, glossy, and metallic. Prices will vary, depending on size and style. You may want to consider getting a custom-made paint job to suit your kitchen.

While the vinyl wrap is less expensive it is also less durable, so it would need to be replaced more often than you would have to repaint the cupboards. This can end up being quite the hassle later on down the line when you’re having to replace it every couple of months. Whereas paint when applied properly can last many years before needing to be reapplied.

Vinyl Wrap

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to redo your kitchen cabinets without the cost of a professional, consider using the vinyl wrap. You won’t have to worry about a sticky residue when the wrap comes off and you can easily replace it if you decide to redo it. There are several varieties available to choose from, including the kid-safe vinyl wrap.

Unfortunately, there are some downsides to vinyl wrap, one such downside is the fact that when placed near high heat appliances like ovens the wrap will become peeled and exposed. Making it difficult to use all around your kitchen without risking the ruin of the vinyl, this is mainly caused by the glue used to apply the vinyl wrap. It’s also important to note that applying vinyl wrap to a cupboard with a gloss finish can cause an orange peel effect. This happens because the glue chemically alters the gloss finish which creates the orange peel effect.


So which is better for cupboards, paint, or vinyl wrap? We believe the answer to that is paint. We think this way for several different reasons. Paint is much more customizable with all the different colour options, as well as the option to create your custom colour. Paint will last much longer than a vinyl wrap, effectively costing you less in the long run.

Finally, a vinyl wrap will considerably show its age and develop a lot of dirt, this means you’ll have to clean it fairly often. We hope this article has helped you come to a decision on which is better for cupboards, paint, or vinyl.

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