Cheryl Royer
Cheryl Royer
  • Hometalker
  • New Holland, PA
Asked on Dec 31, 2018

How can you paint faux wood and laminate kitchen cabinets?

Dixie Belle Paint CompanyMaryBetty Albright-Bistrow


Their dark brown and in areas held together with staples. They bubble near water areas but we can't afford wood cabinets right now. I've been in bed for 20 months fighting staph.bacteria and yeast. They took my knee out and still don't have one so money is hard to come by. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you, Cheryl

4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 31, 2018

    God bless you. It won't be perfect, but you can freshen up with paint. Not much you can do where cabinets have swelled. Hopefully it will buy you some time until you can replace.

    • Valleycat1
      on Dec 31, 2018

      Use oil based primer and paint. Latex water-based will make the laminate peel off.

  • Betty Albright-Bistrow
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Cheryl! I am so sorry to hear you have been ill in bed. I hope for you much better health in the new year. My thoughts are with you. Take a look at these links for ideas. A fresh coat of paint will make you feel better, it refreshes it all and you will feel like it is a new kitchen. Hope it helps you.

  • Mary
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Hi Cheryl! I am truly sorry to hear about your medical problems! I'll say prays for you if you don't mind. Girl... DON'T YOU DARE TRY TO PAINT THOSE CUPBOARDS! DON'T!!! You get your hubby or boyfriend or kids or family or neighbors or anybody to do the painting, but don't you do it! You sit and be the supervisor only, okay?!!! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. (and yes, all you can really do is use oil based primer and oil based paint... you can try to remove the staples, put a cloth over where the staples were, use an iron to smooth the laminate down, then glue the heck out of it... where the laminate has bubbled, you can try using an iron to smooth it back.. if that doesn't work, use a pin to poke holes in the bubbles, then iron it, or use a syringe to shoot glue into the holes made by the needle. if you use an iron, make sure to use a cloth and to iron the cloth)

  • Dixie Belle Paint Company
    on Jan 4, 2019

    Hi Cheryl! I am so sorry to hear about your situation. I can tell you how to paint your kitchen cabinets with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint :) But as Mary said, you should definitely have someone else help you do it!!

    It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle.

    Step one: Clean with White Lightning

    Step two: Apply two coats of Slick Stick

    Step three: Paint one to two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint

    Step four: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish

    No sanding required!

    I am attaching some kitchens that have been painted with Dixie Belle Paint so you can see the outcome.

    Also, we did have a series of LIVE videos on a step by step tutorial of how to paint your kitchen cabinets. If you would like to watch them....

    Day one:

    Day two:

    Day three:

    Day four:

    If you ever need help or have any questions you can feel free to call us at 813-909-1962 during business hours. We have a full staff here eager to help you!

    We have an awesome group on FB that gives you all kinds of help if you are interested. click here to join:

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