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Kitchen Paint Makeover
I am regularly asked how to paint existing laminate kitchen units, and if it is even possible. These types of kitchens were very popular during the seventies and fitted in many homes. Your tired looking laminated kitchen units and melamine shelving can all be transformed in a matter of hours without to much effort.

Before Makeover Q 102 Kitchen Before Makeover

Yes, you can paint laminate kitchen units, but you need to prepare the surface carefully beforehand with special primer (ESP). The primer is applied simply wipe onto the surfaces with a cloth. Once applied and dry paint will instantly sticks to the surfaces. It's one of the many effective products used today by painters and decorators to help reduce the time it takes to complete this project.

The golden rule about all painting is its all in the preparation work. Now all you have to do is choose the new colour scheme for you kitchen units. After Makeover

Q 104 Kitchen after makeover

Then apply two to three thin layers of paint, letting them dry between each coating. If you like, and are feeling creative, why not stencil-paint some patterned borders onto your laminate units.

Finally to seal the paint apply a coat of polyurethane this will give maximum durability. Allow the sealer to dry for 24 hrs. This is a very worth while project when you see your fabulous newly painted kitchen.
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