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Can you paint laminate cabinets?

In a word, yes you can paint laminate cabinets – but be warned that laminate isn’t the most ideal surface for painting. Many homeowners will paint laminate cabinets as a temporary cost-saving measure, so as long as you don’t expect the results to be the most premium finish for your cabinetry then you’ll be fine.

When painting laminate you also need to make sure you prepare the surfaces of your cabinets in order to get the best results.

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What paint do I need for painting laminate cupboards?

If you’re planning on painting laminate cupboards in your home, it’s best to use a latex paint – along with a good quality primer. Latex paint will give you a durable, smooth finish for your laminate cupboards.

What’s the process for painting laminate kitchen cupboards?

Here’s a quick summary to help you when painting laminate kitchen cupboards:

  1. Prepare your cabinet surfaces by cleaning the cabinet doors and lightly sanding them before using a lint-free cloth to remove any dust.
  2. Apply a coat of primer with a high-quality paintbrush (to minimise any possible stroke marks). You can alternatively use a roller on any large laminate surfaces.
  3. Sand the laminate surfaces again once the coat of primer has completely dried. Use fine sandpaper to lightly smooth the surface and clean off the dust with a lint-free cloth.
  4. Paint your laminate cabinets using your chosen paint product, making sure that it’s a paint that is specifically designed for use on laminate surfaces. We recommend a satin finish that will hide any minor imperfections.

Don’t forget, you can hire a professional to paint your laminate kitchen cupboards for you. Not only will they be able to save you time and energy, but they’ll also be experienced at this kind of job and will be able to ensure a seamless, professional finish.

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