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Startingover 05-13-2012 05:25 PM

Painting kitchen formica cabinets?
Just moving into this house so no money for new kitchen cabinets. I really, really hate the imitation hickory formica cabinets. The house was built in '83 so you'd think it'd have wood cabinets.

What's my success rate going to be if I prime then paint the cabinets a cream color?

Even if it chips I'd still like it better than what it is now. I saw this done yrs ago on TV and I remember they said to mark each door that you take off so you can replace it to the exact spot. There aren't many cabinets so it's not a huge project.


joecaption 05-13-2012 05:29 PM

It would be far better to replace the whole doors and drawer fronts.
Yes it can be painted but not likly to stay stuck and a whole lot of money, materials and time to do a job that's not going to work out long term.
Cleaning, sanding, cleaning again, bonding primer, then paint.

Startingover 05-13-2012 05:40 PM

I think before I spend $$ replacing doors, etc., I'll live with it awhile then plan on new kitchen cabinets soon as I can.


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