This is an important step if done wrong it's a nightmare to put things back together after painting. To number, unscrew hinges and hardware can take 1 to 2 men 3 to 4 hours to pull apart and organize. Most painters charge anywhere from $50-$60 per hour / per man. I charge $55 per man hour. $55 hr x 6 man hours = $330.00
Cabinets must be cleaned to remove cooking grease and oils from hands constantly touching them. If not cleaned properly there could be adhesion issues down the road. So spraying Dirtex and giving the cabinets a good once over can take 1 man about 2 hours = $110.00
If spraying your cabinet boxes, doors and drawers in your home, there is a lot of masking involved. To spray your doors we make a spray booth in your garage with zip walls and thin plastic. Then we cover your floors in kitchen, and all the pathways to and from the front door to not track dust. We mask off the inside, outside of cabinets, countertops, microwave, ovens, dishwasher, walls, ceilings pretty much everything we are not spraying. This will take 1 man about 24 man hours = $1,320.00
Next step is to lightly sand every inch of cabinets and vacuum. Once vacuumed we tack cloth, then spray primer. After primer is dry the grain raises and will need to be sanded again and checked for caulking, dings and dents. Another 24 man hours =$1320.00
Cabinets are prepped and primed it’s time to spray. The best jobs take two to three coats of finish (especially oak since the grain is so deep). Spraying two coats of paint and sanding between coats will take another 24 man hours = $1,320.00
The things that will add more time to the final day is changing hardware or hinges. This can be a half day project or sometimes a long day if there are a lot of changes being made. Drilling holes for new hardware $250.00 installing new hinges, hanging doors, adjusting doors, touch ups and finally removing masking to reveal the new kitchen will take another 24 man hours. $1,320.00
Add $50.00 for paper, tape and plastic. Plus $400-$500 for paint and primer.