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A kitchen with white painted cabinets, grey floor tiles and grey benchtops

Overview

Dulux Renovation Range – Tiles & Benchtops is a revolutionary, water-based interior coating that's perfect for transforming your benchtop.

Steps

1Paint preparation

Dulux Renovation Range  Tiles & Benchtops requires a clean surface to adhere. All grease and dirt must be removed, or the paint won't adhere and will peel or flake off.

For previously painted surfaces

1. Scrub down all areas with Selleys Sugar Soap and rinse with clean water to remove any dirt, oil or grease. Use a plastic scouring pad on heavily contaminated surfaces. Repeat this process using clean water, at least twice. 

Important: don't use abrasive cleaning detergents.

2. Completely remove any loose and flaking paint. Fill any cracks or holes with a suitable hard epoxy-based filler such as the one from Selleys. 

3. Sand glossy and semi-gloss finishes to a dull flat finish using P400 sandpaper before coating. 

4. Use a clean damp cloth to remove any dust. 

Laminate and melamine benchtops

1. Clean using Selleys Rapid Mould Killer.

2. Remove all silicone sealant from joints on all surfaces using Selleys Silicone Remover.

3. Wash down well with water.

4. Sand in all areas where silicone has been removed with P400 sandpaper.

5. Wash with Selleys Sugar Soap.

6. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth.

7. Use a stainless steel wool pad to lightly abrade laminate surfaces.

8. Use a clean damp cloth to remove any sanding dust. Mask using a good quality painters tape.

Vinyl and plastic surfaces

Follow the instructions to prepare laminate and melamine benchtops above.

1. Apply Dulux Renovation Range  Plastic & Laminate Primer before applying the topcoat.

2. Mask using a good quality painters tape.

2Mixing

1. Add all of the additive found underneath the blue lid to the paint.

2. Stir well for approximately 25 minutes with a broad flat paddle, using an up and down scooping action until the additive is completely mixed into the paint.

3. Once mixed, the product is suitable to use for up to 10 days.

Old brown benchtop.

3Paint application

Topcoat

After the additive has been added and stirred, apply at least 2 coats of Dulux Renovation Range – Tiles & Benchtops, ensuring the previous coat is left for a minimum of 8 hours before re-coating.

1. Cut in as necessary using a 38–50mm high quality angled sash cutter brush.

2. Coat surface using a 4mm nap 100mm wide microfibre roller.

3. Lay off. Once each section is coated, gently go over the surface in the same direction with an unloaded roller using minimal pressure. This will give a smooth consistent finish.

Clear coat

On wall tiles, apply Dulux Renovation Range – Clear Coat as the final coating. This will add a layer of protection to the Dulux Renovation Range topcoat.

Refreshed grey benchtop.

4Check out the full range

Need something for your next paint project? Take a look at the full range of Dulux paint.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.