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 small kit only has enough paint for two coats, so you run the risk of using up all your paint before the project is complete.
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.
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.
I told you all about my sad “no painting allowed” story on Wednesday.
How the Realtor said we couldn’t paint our cabinets because we had chosen to rent the house and that painting them would not be the best choice.
And the cabinets are only 10 years old, so they were not worth replacing , cheap though they may be.
Since we chose to rent out our house, we wanted to be realistic about a few things.
Of course, you should use a high quality brush for the flat parts of the cabinets.
You can even get away with a roller if you don’t plan on using the decorative glaze included in the kit.
Besides a few of the things I showed you that we did just to live in the space, I also tiled the back splash including a half wall as an accent for more interest and lastly adding some architectural character to the existing cabinets.
I found out that I can, in fact, update a kitchen without painting the oak cabinets! This was not that much of a stretch since turquoise and blue are a main color way in the last home, but bringing that color into the kitchen really helped the orange look nicer.
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