Painting laminate or melamine cupboard doors is an inexpensive way to refresh the appearance of kitchens and bathrooms. It is critical however that the surfaces are thoroughly prepared to ensure the desired results are achieved.
When painting laminate cupboards it is critical that the surfaces are thoroughly prepared to ensure the subsequent paint coating adheres strongly. This is especially true in a kitchen as there will always be grease and grime from dirty hands as well as cooking grease and oils that will inevitable be on the surface to be painted.
A water based system is not recommended for kitchen cupboards and if you are looking to paint the benchtops, a “food grade” approved product would need to be used.
For cupboard doors, we recommend the following preparation:
The surfaces are now ready to paint.
There are several paint systems available through any of the Crowies stores. With both options the top coat can be tinted to a wide range of decorative colours:
After painting, ensure the painted surfaces are protected from hard knocks and are not subjected to harsh cleaning for the first week to allow the paint coating to achieve its full cure.Share