Timber or Laminate: A Kitchen Repaint Will Save You Money

Date:  April 7, 2016


Categories:  Painting, Renovating, Tips

There are endless cabinetry options for your kitchen – laminate, melamine, vinyl wrapped, painted cabinets, timber – the list goes on. Every few years creates new interior decorating and design trends. A modern kitchen usually doesn’t stay modern for long. Quick changing trends can often leave your kitchen outdated, before you’ve even settled in to your new place.


If you have an established home, or you’re looking at moving into an existing home, renovating your kitchen may be cheaper than you think. When purchasing a new place, home buyers often get disheartened by outdated timber or laminate kitchen cabinets. An assumption that ‘replacing’ the kitchen will run up a large renovation bill often means a great house will be discredited or undervalued.


Refinishing or replacing a laminate or timber kitchen doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. If the structure of your cabinetry is good, a laminate or timber kitchen can be completely refinished at almost a third of the price of completely renovating it.


Benefits of Repainting a Timber or Laminate Kitchen

A vinyl wrapped kitchen is amongst the most common kitchen finishing of the past few decades, which means a huge number of them come through the Dianella Polishing workshop to be refinished. The biggest issue with a vinyl wrapped kitchen is once the vinyl begins to peel, all the vinyl and the residual glue needs to be removed. This process isn’t always easy. It takes time and costs additional money to get the vinyl removed and the underlying MDF prepped to be painted.


When you have a laminate or timber kitchen, you don’t have the issue of removing peeling vinyl and residual glue. The doors, side panels and draw faces from your kitchen just need to be removed and brought straight to the Dianella Polishing workshop. The cabinetry does need to be cleaned and prepped before it’s ready to be painted, but this process takes considerably less time than the vinyl process. So not only will you save time in your kitchen repaint, but you will also save money.


Laminate and timber are both extremely durable, long lasting materials. Repainting your kitchen cabinets will save you time, money and give you a new look and feel to your home, all while not wasting the cabinetry you already have in place.


Do you have any questions or comments about your timber or laminate kitchen let us know in the comments below!

2 responses to “Timber or Laminate: A Kitchen Repaint Will Save You Money”

  1. Yvonne Battley says:

    I need some of my kitchen doors and draws painted. Kitchen is approx 8 years old
    Could some one contact me please

    • dianellapolishing says:

      Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you for your query, I have passed on your details to Trevor who will give you a call to discuss your kitchen. In the mean time, would you be able to submit a form on our contact page that includes some photos and your address? Trevor will need to come out and have a look at your kitchen, but it usually helps if he has some photos to have a look at first.

      We will talk to you soon!


      The Team @ Dianella Polishing

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