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Painted laminate kitchen cupboards

Having an Impact
Having an Impact

This 1995 kitchen with blue laminate cabinets was refreshed with White Knight Renew Tile and Laminate Paint.





The project


I painted the cupboard doors and panels in my 1995 kitchen with White Knight Renew Tile and Laminate Paint. I used a small roller, a paint brush for corners and cleaned afterwards with White Knight cleaner. After doing a trial on the inside of one cupboard door, the painting project was easy.


I removed all the doors and hardware and painted the visible panels in situ with two coats. It took four and a half days altogether. It's not essential to remove the cupboard doors, but if you have a garage, verandah or somewhere you can lay your doors flat while you paint then it's easier. It means you can use your kitchen over the days you're painting. You're also less likely to have paint drips.


It's amazing what colour can do. Such an easy job. I'd recommend anyone with time and patience to do the same for an affordable update. This project was about $250. I've used both White Knight and the Dulux Renovation Range and didn't see much difference between them.


It's now four years since I painted my kitchen with White Knight. There are a couple of chips in the cupboard under the sink and a few around the microwave shelf, but otherwise it still looks great.


Before and after






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Finding My Feet

Hi there Community, has anyone painted INSIDE their kitchen cupboards? We have an 80's kitchen, was going to replace it but have decided to live with it for now. Need tips/ know how on painting INSIDED the cabinets. Thinking to spray paint them for time efficiency. Has anyone done this?


Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @mga,


I'm unaware of any spray paints designed to adhere to laminate cabinetry. We have systems like the Dulux Renovation range that would work well on the cabinet's internal walls. However, for the shelves, I'd be inclined to recommend their benchtop paint instead of the cabinetry version, as it provides a more robust finish. Even then, the rough ceramic bottom of plates could cause damage to them, so I suggest lining the shelves with anti-slip matting to prevent this from happening.


These products can be applied with a conventional air spray gun.


Please let me know if you have any questions.




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