The fridge moved to where an exterior door once was and I installed a used kitchen cabinet in its place for pull-out trash cans.
Even the 80s track lighting was replaced with a shiny new kitchen track lighting.
Then go back to the hook area, and run the artist brush over the pooled paint. Second, the pooled paint is more tacky than fresh paint, which makes it easier to stick to the top of the hook.
The two materials these 80’s kitchen cabinets are made from take paint differently.
Adding insult to injury, our blue laminate countertops with oak trim were being upstaged by the covering the countertop of the new cabinet. Check out how my contact paper kitchen counter has held up over the last two years! I really wanted to paint the cabinets white, but I was worried about how well regular paint would stick to melamine.
Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations is the perfect paint for melamine cabinets, and the kit comes with everything you need but the brushes. These tips are specifically made for those of us suffering with these ugly melamine cabinets with oak trim. To make it easier, I’ve created a checklist with all my tips on how to paint these 80s kitchen cabinets.
The melamine is super smooth, but the oak has large pores and open grain.
Zinsser B-I-N primer, which is shellac based, stopped tannin bleed amazingly well.By brushing the top coat in the opposite direction (horizontal instead of vertical), the clear top coat skimmed over all the bumps, making the final surface dry to a glassy finish.Alternate the direction of the brush strokes of the paint as well for a flawless result.But all these new things made the rest of the kitchen more drab than ever.The melamine cabinets with oak trim looked so sad next to the bright white and stainless steel.