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Asked on Apr 10, 2019

How do I cover kitchen cupbord laminated molded doors to update?

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I have molded laminated kitchen cupboards I would like to update without stripping the laminate.



3 answers
  • William
    on Apr 10, 2019

    Sounds like you have Thermofoil cabinets. If it's good condition, not cracked or separating you can paint them.


    How to Paint Cabinets


    Make sure they are clean and dry. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint with 220 grit sandpaper or a green Scotch Brite pad.. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like KILZ. Acrylic or water base paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd or oil-based paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.

    • Jay
      on Apr 10, 2019

      Hi William, thank you for the help, I wasn't sure what the laminate was called.

      So my next big project


      Cheers Jay

  • Natalie
    on Apr 10, 2019

    You can paint them! Just make sure to prep well and use a really good bonding primer.

  • Jay
    on Apr 10, 2019

    Hi Natalie thank you for your help.


    Cheers Jay

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