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
Another Beth & Susie Realtor Quick Fix! Little Details Make a BIG Difference - Good Luck with YOUR Home Projects! Check Out BethandSusie.com for more REALTOR Quick Fixes!

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2 questions
  • Kathi
    on May 3, 2016

    Can you paint over the contact paper?

    • Brandy
      on May 26, 2016

      Yes! I just painted over some last week and it looks great :)

    • Jewellmartin
      on May 30, 2017

      Yes, but if it's peeling, you need to remove as much of the old paper as you can. Use Oops! or another product to remove any adhesive. Best wishes 😇
    • 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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