Kitchen Cabinets: How to Remove Peeling Vinyl
When refinishing your old, cracking or peeling kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets the best rule of thumb is the more work you do yourself, the more money you will save. As a polish shop that specialises in refinishing peeling vinyl cabinets, Dianella Polishing works with our clients to ensure they get best value for money in their renovation project.
We often get our customers asking us if they can remove the peeling vinyl from their cabinets on their own, and if so how to do it. The short answer is, of course you can. To help you with this DIY venture, we have put together an easy tutorial on how to remove the peeling vinyl from any cabinet that has begun to crack or peel.
What Do You Need
In order to remove peeling vinyl from a cabinet, all you need is a sharp stanley knife, a ruler and a screwdriver to remove the cabinet doors from their frame.
What Do You Do
When removing peeling vinyl, the first thing you need to do is remove the cabinet doors from their frame. Using a screwdriver, you should be able to easily remove all the doors which will then allows you to work on removing the vinyl from each cabinet without the hassle of the door still being attached to your kitchen or bathroom.
In order to remove the peeling of cracked vinyl you simply need to run your stanley knife across the edges of the cabinet doors. Once the vinyl has been cut, you should be able to slowly start peeling the vinyl back. In areas where the glue is stuck down, you can slide the ruler under the vinyl in order to help lift it from the underlying MDF.
Word of Advice
Like the old saying says, slow and steady wins the race. Make sure you take your time removing the vinyl from your cabinet doors. Some vinyl will peel straight off with almost no work, but there may be parts when the glue is still quite strong and the vinyl is still secured on. Giving it a go and removing as much vinyl as you can will save you money, but if you can’t get it all off give Dianella Polishing a call and we can remove the remaining vinyl.
When you remove the vinyl, there will most likely still be some glue left of the MDF. You don’t need to be too concerned with removing this. Once your cabinets have been brought in to Dianella Polishing, we will use our special process to ensure the glue is removed and the cabinet is sanded back and ready to paint.
If you have any questions regarding removing vinyl from your cabinet doors, feel free to comment below or give us a call on 9303 2176. We would love to hear your experiences, tips or tricks for removing peeling vinyl as well!