Can white laminate cabinets be painted

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I have the white laminate builders grade cabinets throughout my house. Help, I hate them, can they be painted at all or does anyone have any other ideas that are real cheap?
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  • Susan Susan on Feb 22, 2015
    I would suggest you try using a product called "liquid sandpaper" on them first and then paint them. I have used it on other prefinished dressers before painting and it helps bond the paint to the surface, it may work with laminate.

  • Alice Alice on Feb 22, 2015
    chalk paint will cover them

  • Shari Shari on Feb 22, 2015
    Just about anything can be painted these days. The main thing is to clean really well...and then clean again to remove all grease and grime. You can lightly sand or use a liquid sandpaper aka "Deglosser" product as Susan suggested. A good quality bonding primer should also be used, and the best quality paint you can afford for durable, long-lasting results. After all, painting kitchen cabinets is a lot of work so you don't want to have to do it again in a year or two because of cheap, inferior products that didn't stand up to the everyday wear and tear a kitchen gets. I would talk to the paint specialists in your local paint store for their product recommendations for painting laminate cabinets.

  • Chanros Chanros on Feb 22, 2015
    Google search removing laminate off the cabinet to see if this is an option for you to do. The untreated finish can be painted. I had a cabinet that was left out in the carport for a long time. The laminate on the doors peeled off in one piece. Eventually, I will chalk paint the doors.

  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Feb 22, 2015
    Yes, they can! You can use oil based primer or chalk paint to seal the laminate before finishing them with more chalk paint or latex. Here is just one post to show you how: http://m.hometalk.com/diy/-3409465