Jun 10, 2007 4:01 pm
Bought a new house and just trying to figure out what to do first - considering cleaning up the existing kitchen rather then replacing it totally.
The existing cabinets are of solid timber construction, and are in pretty good condition but the finish is tired.
I am thinking about painting the doors/drawers an off-white colour, and sanding the benches back and re-finishing them with a clear laquer.
Has anyone done this before, and do you have any tips for the kind of paint to use?
I obviously would like a hard wearing surface as it will see a great deal of traffic being a kitchen!!
Re: Paint for kitchen surfaces.2
Jun 10, 2007 8:47 pm
I f you want to paint a timber door that has a frame and a panel inside the frame be aware that the centre panel will move independently to the outer frame (for instance, change in humidity).
So, once you have painted your door and you start to get some movement of the centre panel you will see the original door finish show through.
Re: Paint for kitchen surfaces.5
Jun 24, 2007 11:31 pm
Has anyone had any experience with sealing timber benches for hygiene ?
Are there any products other then timber laquer that I should be looking at?
Do I have to use a gloss finish on non-bench surfaces to allow easy cleaning?
Re: Paint for kitchen surfaces.6
Jul 11, 2007 9:12 pm
Spray painting is the way to go with the kitchen. Done it many times and it looks good.
Is it a timber or a laminate?
Timber just paint with enamel paint. Laminate will need a special laminate undercoat and laminate paint – ask in any paint shop.
I’ve painted a kitchen in my investment properties and they came up really well and few tenants later they still look good!
The tip for painting the kitchen
• Take doors off (it helps of you number a door and related cupboard) and remove the handles;
• Sand it lightly;
• Spray on a undercoat follow by two finish coats (add very-very light sanding between coats). I use gloss all the time.
• When it dry – put in handles and put doors back.
I always out in a new squarish stained steal handles or larger 20-25cm (check EBay). They change a look so much!
I never polished the bench.
But I’m usually putting the new one in. I take the one from Ikea. The hippest rectangular thick bench – I think it’s $90 per meter. Very easy to do and it makes the kitchen look modern.
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