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A kitchen with white painted cabinets and overhead cupboards

Overview

Dulux Renovation Range – Cabinet Doors is a smart way to rejuvenate your kitchen cabinet doors. It can be applied to laminate, melamine and wooden doors.

Steps

1Preparation

Dulux Renovation Range  Cabinet Doors 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 tip: don't use abrasive cleaning detergents.

2. Mask as required using a good quality painters tape.

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

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

5. Use a clean, damp cloth to remove any dust.

Painting tip: When painting over dark colours or timber with white or a light colour, you may require more than 2 coats, so make sure you calculate how much paint you need before you start your project.

Kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinets

This includes laminate and varnished timber. Remove doors for easy coating of edges and door surrounds. Follow instructions to prepare previously painted surfaces above. If there are any breaks or scratches in the coating, apply Dulux - Precision Stain, Smoke & Odour Blocker Spray before the topcoat.

Wooden cabinet doors and kick boards

Follow instructions to prepare previously painted surfaces above. Apply Dulux Renovation Range  Plastic and Laminate Primer before topcoat application.

Brown kitchen cabinets with grey benchtop.

2Paint application

Topcoat

Apply at least two coats of Dulux Renovation Range – Cabinet Doors, ensuring that 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

For the best finish on cabinet door areas, apply Dulux Renovation Range  Clear Coat as the final coating. This will add a layer of protection to the Dulux Renovation Range topcoat.

Kitchen with white cabinetry.

3Check out the full range

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

We've also got loads more painting tips and techniques for you to check out.

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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.