Posts Categorized: Polishing

Flag a feature and create a hint of luxury in your kitchen

Do you want to make the most of your open plan living? Fancy that shiny modern look? Learn how to avoid ripples, when going for high-gloss cabinets. Here are some things you want to consider when catching the light in your combined front room dining area.

The modern light filled seafront loft is the latest trend. „More and more clients are asking for the shiny translucent look that brings the insight out”, says Tim O’Brien, Dianella Polishing Production Manager.

Cabinet makers can provide you with several options to achieve that look.  You can chose of acrylic doors, glass doors, MDF (medium density fibreboard) laminate or melamine boards.

Ripples are too much of a seaside theme 

The different materials come with an according price tag. Most of the times it does not matter which substrate you choose. All materials can be finished with the same range of paint from Satin (30% gloss) over Semi Gloss (60% gloss) to high gloss (100%gloss) and Gloss Buff.

However the higher the gloss level is, the more susceptible are your cabinet doors to ripples. This is when the substrate matters.

Ripples on sprayed cabinet doors have their name from those very similar structures you see

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The Dianella Polishing FAQ – all you need to know about your kitchen renovation

The Dianella Polishing FAQ – all you need to know about your kitchen renovation

My kitchen cabinet doors are peeling, can you fix this?        

Yes, we can re-paint your peeling doors. We are experts in fixing peeling doors and offer a long lasting solution. At Dianella Polishing we refinish your peeling doors and give them a brand-new contemporary look – for a fraction of the cost you would normally have to fork out for a brand new kitchen.

Can you glue my vinyl back?

Unfortunately there is no professional way to glue the peeling vinyl wrap back onto your kitchen cupboards or doors. You could attempt to glue them back yourself, chances are there will be bubbles or lumps in the finish and the vinyl will peel again eventually.

Can’t I just re-paint my kitchen myself?

Yes you can – but why would you? We know the YouTube videos, the Instagram posts and the advice pieces from your favourite blogger that suggest to “just do it yourself”. But we strongly recommend to let us experts do it. Kitchen cabinets need to be painted in a controlled environment, to ensure the professional finish. You don’t want your kitchen to look

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A Guide To Finding The Right Polisher – The Top Five Questions To Ask

A guide to finding the right polisher – the top five questions to ask

Finding the right polisher might seem like a simple task at first glance, but especially in post boom times you will find significant quality differences on the market.

The bottom range of the trade will be easily spotted and avoided – however the difference between the industry leaders and the average polisher lies in the detail and ranges from hidden charges to poor workmanship – often enough for the same price. This is just a general guide to help you finding the right polisher for your finishing needs.

1 – Does the square meter rate include undercoating?

Square meter prices range from $80 to $100 for a simple satin finish. Prices for gloss and buffed doors are well above that. You might not go for the cheapest option. Everyone knows the old adage: ‘You get what you pay for.’ Well good quality work has its price. At Dianella Polishing undercoating is included in all our finishes. A high end French polisher will always undercoat the substrate and sand it back before he starts the actual painting process.

“If you don’t undercoat the paint may de-laminate down

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