How to Paint Melamine Kitchen Cabinets

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How To Paint Melamine Kitchen Cabinets
How To Paint Melamine Kitchen Cabinets

If you have watched any decorating shows, you will have often seen that they refurbish old kitchen cupboards by painting the doors. It always seems like such a quick, easy, and inexpensive makeover on television. In my experience it is a very cost effective undertaking that takes longer than you might expect. However, I think the invested time and effort is well worth the results, so here is my steps for how to paint melamine kitchen cabinets.

Read on to find two methods that I have successfully used to paint melamine kitchen cabinets:

1.  The first method is using a commercial paint sprayer to apply melamine paint to the doors. Melamine paint has the advantage that it is designed to adhere to melamine surfaces.  It provides a tough, chip resistant, easy to clean finish. Its main drawback is that it takes a long time to dry.

2.  The second method I describe is the application of Door and Trim paint by roller. I have had good success with this method too.

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4 Responses

  1. Thank you for posting this, I love it. And your kitchen came out Beautiful.

    • Thanks, Susan! I really like the way the cabinets came out, too. The color definitely adds some pizzazz to the room :)

  2. Carla

    I want to do our bathroom cabinets that are similar to those shown going from white to black. When rolling on the paint, how does that work in all the grooved or onset areas?

    • Wanda

      Hi Carla…if the grooves aren’t very deep, you can still use the roller. The depth of the roller will get the paint into the grooves. If they are too deep for that, I would use a brush to paint just the grooved areas first and then do the flat areas of the door with the roller. If you’re afraid of not being able to get the paint on smoothly, you can try mixing some Floetrol with it…it will help eliminate any brush marks. Good luck with your project!

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