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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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Trigg Beach House Kitchen Facelift Saved Thousands of Dollars

Trigg Beach House Kitchen Facelift Saved Thousands of Dollars

Whether you’re looking for a kitchen that is on trend or timeless, a professional contractor can transform your dated kitchen and turn it into a modern gourmet space. Don’t toss out the good with the bad, at Dianella Polishing we thrive to work with your existing structure, giving your kitchen a very affordable, cost effective new look.

When Merilyn Elson was tired of her thermo foil coating peeling off her kitchen cupboards, she called around to get a quote for getting her cupboard doors repainted. That’s when Dianella Polishing came on the scene.

A whole new look pulled off with a simple re-paint

Our Kitchen Renovation Expert, Trevor Skeels went out to meet with Merilyn and her husband at their Trigg beach house. The lovely couple were concerned they’d have to pay for a whole new kitchen, when they showed Trevor the problem. Their kitchen was well appointed and besides the vinyl peeling from the doors, it was in great condition.

Trevor advised the couple to leave the structure of the kitchen untouched. The kitchen was nicely designed, offered plenty of cupboard space and a great layout. Instead of a full

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Caring for Wicker Furniture

Wicker Furniture

First things first– What is wicker? “Wicker” refers to woven furniture that is made from pliable materials such as vines, grasses and plants. Wicker is the name of the woven furniture, or the act of weaving. Wicker furniture is made of four main materials: rattan (cane), reed, bamboo and willow. The current trend is painted wicker. The most popular colour is white as it goes with all other colours and allows easy changes in decor. Wicker furniture is sturdy and decorative, but when caring for wicker furniture, keep in mind that it is made of a natural material. Painted or raw, wicker furniture needs to be cared for properly so it lasts for many years.


Dust or vacuum with a brush attachment regularly. Make sure to get all the crevices as this is where dust builds up. Spills should be cleaned immediately with soap and water.

Deep Cleaning

Every year or so, your raw wicker furniture needs a deep cleaning. First, dust furniture. Then, wash thoroughly with soap and warm water. After, rinse with a garden hose. Finally, dry quickly

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