07 Feb Can You Paint Laminate Cabinets?
Got Outdated Cabinets made of laminate and want to know if you can paint them?
If your kitchen is outdated, there are a few things you can do to modernize your kitchen rather than take on a full kitchen renovation. Making simple changes to fixtures and tile can transform a kitchen, but old and outdated cabinets might seem harder to fix. You could completely replace your cabinets, or replace doors, or you could repaint them!
The best and perhaps the easiest way to transform your cabinets could be to repurpose them by repainting cabinets and changing old fixtures to cover up even laminate cabinets. Painting laminate cabinets seems like a myth, but you certainly CAN paint your old laminate cabinets. However, it does take more time and preparation than painting any other surface and paint can’t fix broken cabinets. Get your rollers, paintbrushes, and sandpaper ready!
DIY Paint Laminate Cabinets
Before the painting begins, cleaning the cabinet is important to have the paint layer on a clean surface and will require less sanding. After cleaning and drying the cabinet and removing hardware, and taping around your countertop and tile, it is time to sand the entire cabinet with sandpaper at 120 grit to create a dusting on the cabinet. After you sand the whole cabinet, clean off the dust with a vacuum or rag. The last step before painting is to prime the doors, and be sure to use one strong enough to stick to the laminate. Allow the primer to dry. Before putting paint on the cabinets, test the paint on the back of an unused cabinet to make sure that the paint is good enough color and opacity for cabinets. This rules out using weaker based paints that won’t dry opaque.
Who Can I Hire to Paint Laminate Cabinets?
If you’re not interested in painting laminate cabinets yourself, the task is quite labor-intensive so we don’t blame you, give the experts at Cabinets by BRS a call for a free no-obligation quote. The best part about hiring someone to repaint or reglaze your cabinets is that we are in and out in a day! We have the equipment and the crew to make this process quick and easy so you can get back to using your kitchen pronto! With the variety of colors and finishes available you will be so pleased with your kitchen makeover, it will feel like a brand-new kitchen. Give us a call today. Hire the best cabinet painters and cabinet reglazers for the best price and outcome.