Quick Oak Cabinet Fix With Tiny Budget!


Another Realtor Secret EXPOSED! Have an Oak Kitchen Cabinet that has Damaged Side Panels? Don't Despair! Beth & Susie, Northern Virginia/DC Area RE/MAX Gateway Realtors have a Quick Fix! Source "Wood" Shelf Liner (we used Contact Brand from Home Depot) Clean Surface of Cabinet Side and Apply Self- Sticking Liner as Directed and Trim to Fit: This Fix took 5 minutes and Less than $3.00 of Materials!!
Original Oak Cabinet with Unsightly Surface Damage -No Time Nor Budget to Replace... 'Contact' Shelf Liner to the Rescue! $3.00 Fix
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2 questions
  • Kathi
    on May 3, 2016

    Can you paint over the contact paper?

    • Peggy Miller
      on Jun 6, 2017

      Yes you can, I recommend a primer first. Gripper primer is perfect because it will allow the paint to adhere to the smooth plastic.
  • Renee Sapienza
    on Jun 6, 2017

    So just paint primer then paint? And sèmie gloss paint.

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  • Michelle Wilson
    on Dec 16, 2018

    I live in an apartment where the previous renter started a small kitchen fire and the rental company never replaced the damaged cabinets. This would be a great quick fix on an eyesore cabinet repair. Thank you.

  • Jaynie
    on Nov 4, 2019

    I just bought a home and the previous owners put wood-grained contact paper on every door, shelf and drawer in the kitchen, absolutely RUINING original wood cabinets and features. Because of this, I had to the demo the kitchen and buy new cabinets and a counter top. Using contact paper is an awful idea and painting over it is even worse. Anyone can wield a paint brush and some paint to paint the cabinets without resorting to contact paper. Using contact paper is a great way to lose your rental deposit and a lazy way to upkeep your cabinets.

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