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Painting over a laminate kitchen

emmakroberts
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Painting over a laminate kitchen

Hello!! 

We’re just at the beginning stages of renovating and don’t have the budget for a new kitchen. Im wondering if anyone can tell me if painted laminate bench tops hold up over time? 

Ive watched a few tutorials on how to do paint them, I would love feedback from someone who has done it before! Thank you!!4149B6C7-D526-458D-BCEC-CF5407DB8398.jpeg

 

D53576A0-CE61-4FC3-9708-E0630BEB471A.jpegPink bench tops

 

CEDF08FE-EE7E-48D3-A84C-2EDC69A5A9AC.jpegBathroom sink. Goodbye pink!

 

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Painting over a laminate kitchen

Welcome to Workshop @emmakroberts.

 

What an exciting time for you as you plan your renovations. And it's a great time to join the community as we have plenty of experienced renovators who are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Please post whenever you need a hand, and it would be great if you could share some more photos as you go along. We are looking forward to seeing how your work progresses.

 

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Jason

 

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MartyH
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Re: Painting over a laminate kitchen

Hi @emmakroberts. I assume you've seen this? - https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/paint/how-to-paint/how-to-paint-a-laminate-benchtop

 

Personally if you're wanting to stay in your property and looking for something that will last I'd explore painting the cabinetry but replacing the benchtops. Happy to be corrected by someone else who has done it but I think painting a benchtop is more of a short-term solution for a quick and easy update. Benchtops typically cop some rough treatment. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get something that I would think is going to be more durable. Have you had a look at the options? - https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/kitchen/benchtops 

 

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Painting over a laminate kitchen

@emmakroberts,

 

I've tagged a few other members in other benchtop discussion that might have some input for you. 

 

You might also be interested in this - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Kitchen/What-would-you-do-with-this-kitchen/m-p/11286

 

Jason

 

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BIM_Engineer
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Re: Painting over a laminate kitchen

@emmakroberts
From the water damage that can be seen on the inside of the particleboard in the photos?
I would say its not worth relaminating
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