Posts Categorized: Renovating

Peeling vinyl wrap doors – can you fix them?

At Dianella Polishing we can fix your peeling vinyl wrap doors permanently.

Peeling vinyl wrap kitchen doors are an eyesore.Vinyl wrapped doors are a cost effective alternative to hardwood doors for kitchens and bathrooms. However even in brand new houses it does not take long until the vinyl starts peeling off the first door or drawer front – peeling vinyl wrap doors are an eyesore to say the least. On average it only takes 5 years for the edges of kitchen cabinets to start lifting.

Gluing back peeling vinyl wrap doors damages the substrate

At Dianella Polishing we get asked all the time: “Can’t I just glue it back on?” Customers call us because the vinyl wrap of their cabinets is coming off in one piece. “Can you fix it?” they ask. Unfortunately we can’t and won’t. It is impossible to guarantee the quality of the workmanship and it would damage the substrate, the actual door or drawer material underneath the vinyl wrap.

We know you are tempted to just glue it back yourself. “Can you

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How To Update Your Kitchen Benchtop

How To Update Your Kitchen Benchtop

Replacing the kitchen benchtop can make a dramatic difference to the look of your kitchen. The kitchen benchtop is always visible and thus one of the most recognisable features. Choosing the right material is key for both your budget and your kitchen design. To help you with one of the biggest decisions of your kitchen renovation, we created this easy overview of materials and their stand-out features.

TIMBER

Timber is a very versatile material that is available in almost every shape and size. If you want a cozy live-in kitchen a kitchen benchtop made out of timber is your first choice. Timber has this warm feel to it and as a natural material – it has just become super trendy again. Due to its nature and the way it can absorb moisture, timber can be quite prone to stains and scratching. It is, however, relatively easy to maintain, requiring a bit of sanding and resealing every so often.

LAMINATE

Laminate has been the benchtop material of choice for the past decades. It owes its popularity to an incredibly low price. Laminate kitchen benchtops – often known under the brand names of Polytec and

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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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