Updating european cabinets

Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations is the perfect paint for melamine cabinets, and the kit comes with everything you need but the brushes. These tips are specifically made for those of us suffering with these ugly melamine cabinets with oak trim. To make it easier, I’ve created a checklist with all my tips on how to paint these 80s kitchen cabinets.

Sign up below and get it delivered straight to you inbox! If you don’t prime the oak portions of the cabinets, the orange WILL show through.

The melamine cabinets with oak trim looked so sad next to the bright white and stainless steel.

Adding insult to injury, our blue laminate countertops with oak trim were being upstaged by the covering the countertop of the new cabinet. Check out how my contact paper kitchen counter has held up over the last two years! I really wanted to paint the cabinets white, but I was worried about how well regular paint would stick to melamine.

A regular brush slops too much paint in these areas, leaving big blobs that need to be sanded down.

However, as I stood in the middle of our kitchen looking around, I realized that there were a few things we could do to spruce it up without breaking the bank. We needed to paint out that ugly oak strip cabinetry. So I grabbed a can of semi-gloss white paint that I had sitting around and got to work.Just a small amount of paint on the very tip of the bristles will suffice.I found I had a lot less dripping this way, even if it meant I went back to the paint can more often.You can even get away with a roller if you don’t plan on using the decorative glaze included in the kit.But what about the hooked part of the grab bar, and the thin cabinet frame?

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