A Painted Kitchen: What Kind of Cabinets can be Painted?
As a polish shop that specialises in rejuvenating tired, worn down kitchen cabinets we are often asked that type of kitchen can be painted? A common misconception regarding kitchen renovations, is that you need to completely rip out your existing cabinets in order to get a painted kitchen, when in fact almost any existing cabinets can be refinished!
If you’re looking at refinishing your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets it’s important you know what cabinet foundation you’re working with.
Melamine is often used in kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinetry because of its fire resistant and heat tolerant properties. Though Melamine cabinets are strong and reliable, they are often limited in colour and style which can be problematic if you have a specific theme in your kitchen.
Getting a melamine kitchen painted by a professional is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to get your kitchen updated. Melamine cabinets do not peel, which means the doors of your cabinets can be removed and painted on without any fuss. We can paint your kitchen cabinets almost any colour that matches the theme of your updated decor.
Vinyl Wrapped Cabinets
Did you know under the vinyl on vinyl wrapped cabinets there is usually a good quality Medium-Density Fibreboard (MDF) that is durable and easily painted? The most common complaint and issue with a vinyl wrapped kitchen is the vinyl begins to crack, lift and peel. The first signs of this happening is usually the time a kitchen renovation will enter your mind!
As long as the MDF under the vinyl is not damaged, the vinyl can be removed and the MDF can be painted. Dianella Polishing has a special process to remove the peeling vinyl and glue so that your cabinets are left ready to be professionally painted.
Timber or Pine Cabinets
Timber or Pine kitchens may not be as common as a Melamine or Vinyl Wrapped kitchens, but they still pop up every now and then. A timber of pine kitchen has a very distinct look and feel. As we spoke about in previous blog, when refinishing your kitchen utilising white or neutral colours means it’ll take longer for your kitchen to date.
Timber or Pine cabinetry provides a solid base for a painted kitchen. The doors and end panels can be removed by a professional polish shop, such as Dianella Polishing and then painted a new colour that better suits your new kitchen.
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