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Old 10-18-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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I have some decent cabinets in my new house, but the cabinet doors are fugly. I think they are wood surrounding formica??? So my question is,

1) can i paint these?
2) can i replace the doors, with say wood framed glass doors?
3) or am i screwed

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You can definately replace all the doors and drawer fronts.
Call some custom cabinetry shops in your area and ask if they make their own doors and drawers. If so, they can offer you a great variety of options.

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Old 10-18-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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Great thanks, Much cheaper then going for an entirely new kitchen im sure.
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There is a process called refacing your cabinets that you should consider. It's described here: http://www.millbrook-construction.co...r/cabinets.asp

Google "refacing cabinets" to find someone in your area that does it.
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Melamine primer and paint might be a possibility. It is designed for melamine and laminate surfaces. It is sticky stuff and not so easy to work with though. Rustoleum also makes a primer for plastics. Painting laminates with anything is risky though, especially in a high traffic kitchen.

http://www.home-improvement-and-fina...ine-paint.html

It has been awhile since I used any melamine paint and have yet to have reason to use a plastic primer so definitely check with someone at a knowledgable paint store to see whether you can even buy it where you live and what the current deal with it is. Don't be surprised if they have to order it. Perhaps someone else on this forum will have more recent experience.

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Old 10-20-2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.

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