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Kitchen refresh using White Knight Renew

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Refreshing these timber-look laminate cabinets, utility panels and subway tiles was simple with White Knight Renew Tile and Laminate Paint.





The project


I absolutely hated the timber-look laminate and green tiled splashback in our kitchen. Using a few cans of White Knight Renew Tile and Laminate Paint, I painted the hardwood utility panels and white subway tiles and now have a bright, fresh new kitchen. 


I painted the cabinet doors while they were still hanging as I just don’t have the space to paint them while off. I used one coat of primer after a good clean, and two coats of White Knight Renew using a 4mm microfibre roller, plus a brush for cutting in. It's a navy blue similar to the Taubmans colour Admiralty. I also did a light sand of the cabinet doors between coats as well.


We used 2400mm x 900mm hardwood laminated panels for the benchtops. My husband cut holes for the sink and stove, and I applied three coats of Cabot's Satin Clear Benchtop Timber Finish.

Cost breakdown:

  • Paint was about $200 all up. 
  • Tiles were $18 a box, and we used two boxes. 
  • Benchtops were the most expensive at $179 each.

The total cost came to just under $1000.


Before and after






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