Painting melamine cabinets

Collection by J Kearley

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Painting hideous melamine cabinets

J Kearley
Hardboard on drawer fronts...

Hardboard on drawer fronts...

Glued, nailed and filled holes/cracks in 2" strips of 1/8" hardboard.

Glued, nailed and filled holes/cracks in 2" strips of 1/8" hardboard.

2 thin coats of Benjamin Moore advance semigloss. Sanding between all coats. 90 bucks for an ikea countertop and added 1 1/2 " strips of pine to top and bottom of cabinets and braced internally to correct the warping. IKEA handles 49.00 All told including the countertops less than $250 for materials and probably about 20 hours total labor.

2 thin coats of Benjamin Moore advance semigloss. Sanding between all coats. 90 bucks for an ikea countertop and added 1 1/2 " strips of pine to top and bottom of cabinets and braced internally to correct the warping. IKEA handles 49.00 All told including the countertops less than $250 for materials and probably about 20 hours total labor.

Sanded then one coat of bullseye primer

Sanded then one coat of bullseye primer

Took the plunge. Removed the doors/drawers.

Took the plunge. Removed the doors/drawers.