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How often will I have to have kitchen cabinets re-painted?

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My 19 year old cabinets are maple with a light cherry stain and I'm deciding whether to continue to live with them or to have them professionally painted. (I love the wood grain and style of the cabinets, I just don't love the orange-y color tone.) One factor in my decision - if I have them painted, how often will they need to be repainted? My kitchen gets regular to heavy use from three adults. If I leave them as is, they will probably stay in reasonably good condition for at least another twenty years if not longer as they are currently in very good to excellent condition. But I assume paint does not last as long. Thank you in advance for any words of experience or advice.

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