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How to Paint Melamine Kitchen Cabinets in 5 Steps

Do you want to renovate your kitchen without spending a lot of money? If so, you can paint your melamine kitchen cabinets. This solution allows you to give your kitchen a new look at a lower cost.

In this article, our Montreal house painters give you 5 simple steps to transform your melamine cabinets in a fast and efficient way.

1. Choose the best paint for melamine

Before you start renovating your kitchen cabinets, it is essential to choose the type of primer and paint to use. To paint melamine, you must use a very tacky primer. Using the right primer will ensure maximum durability for your project.

Choosing the right paint is an important step. Choosing a quality product that will not crack or peel over time is not that simple. Contact a professional painting company to learn the most appropriate paint for melamine cabinets. At Peintres Premium, all of our interior paints come from Italy and provide a high-end finish, so you can be sure that your kitchen will look as good as new!

2. Remove your kitchen furniture and cabinets

To paint kitchen cabinets as efficiently as possible, you need to organize your kitchen and have a strategy to minimize mess and maximize time.

You can draw a plan of your kitchen and number each piece of furniture and each cabinet. It will be easier to rearrange them in the right places later. You can use labels or tapes with sheets to identify your doors and cabinets by writing numbers on each.

Protect all the surfaces with cardboard or plastic sheeting. The goal is to cover all the elements that you do not want to paint to avoid extra clean up or messes.

3. Clean and sand your melamine kitchen cabinets

To prepare your melamine kitchen cabinets, apply a TSP E degreaser to them. To help with this task, you can use a small brush or sponge. If you plan to reuse the handles of your kitchen cabinets, be sure to clean around them. This is where most of the grease and dirt collects.

Once cleaned, you can start sanding the melamine cabinets. Use 80 or 100 grit sandpaper. When painting melamine, it is important to sand evenly. This will allow the paint and primer to adhere to the surface. Our kitchen cabinet painters use a sander to achieve a more uniform finish.

4. Paint the melamine kitchen cabinets

Once all your kitchen furniture is removed, you can start the most challenging step: painting your melamine cabinets. For a perfect result, arm yourself with patience and the appropriate tools. Otherwise, contact interior painting professionals!

Before applying your coat of paint, don’t forget to use a very tacky primer. Start with your roller in the center of your melamine kitchen cabinets so that the paint is well spread, rolling outwardly. Pay attention to any buildup that may form around the edges and roll it out as needed.

Melamine takes a long time to dry. It is recommended that melamine cabinets be allowed to dry for at least 24 hours. You can check the drying time by following the directions on your paint container.

Once dry, turn the cabinet door over and apply a new coat. Repeat this process until a smooth, chip-free finish is achieved.

5. Reassemble your kitchen cabinets and furniture

After covering your melamine cabinets, it’s time to put them back together in your kitchen! To do this, revisit the plan you created earlier and reassemble your cabinets and handles.

Once done, you will be able to admire your work and see that you have successfully transformed your melamine kitchen cabinets in a big way. If you don’t have time to paint your cabinets, professionals are available to help you with your project.

Let Peintres Premium paint your melamine kitchen cabinets

A melamine kitchen cabinet restoration project can take several days. It requires time, energy, resources and a little bit of money.

If you want to have this project done by experienced painters with the right tools, trust Peintres Premium. We use spray guns with a smooth finish nozzle, allowing us to give you an exceptional finish in record time.

Contact us today and get a free quote!

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