I know you’ve heard about the wonder that is epoxy. Epoxy floors are the new gold standard in garage and basement flooring, able to be made into just about any style or color.
And you’ve probably seen epoxy tables cropping up everywhere on Pinterest, with their glittery depths and thick coats of a shiny finish.
But there’s one place where I don’t think epoxy has been tried out as much as it should be: kitchen cabinets! If your laminate-covered cabinet doors have started peeling, or if they’re just not your style anymore, there’s nothing stopping you from painting them with a fresh coat of epoxy!
Epoxy isn’t just for floors and table surfaces — it can add new life to old cabinets, too. We’ll explore what makes epoxy such a great choice for kitchen cabinets before diving into how to apply it at home.”
Can epoxy be used on kitchen cabinets?
You can use epoxy on your kitchen cabinets to fix peeling laminate, peeling MDF, and even wood. You will also be able to fix metal cabinets by using epoxy as well.
Epoxy is a synthetic resin that comes in many different types and strengths, so you need to make sure that whichever type of epoxy you choose is suitable for the job at hand.
If your kitchen cabinet doors are made out of laminate, there is no need for any special preparation before applying the epoxy; however, if they are already damaged (like when they have been scratched or chipped), it would be best if you filled in those areas with wood putty first before applying the new layer of laminate over them – this way everything will match up nicely when finished!
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How do you fix peeling cabinet doors?
If you have peeling cabinet doors, it can be a real problem. But don’t worry! There are some things you can do to fix the situation and make sure that your kitchen cabinets look great again.
The first step is to identify the type of finish on your cabinets. Is it paint? Veneer? MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)? While each one has different properties, they all usually respond well to a good coat of polyurethane or epoxy varnish.
(If you have an oil-based polyurethane, try sanding down any glossy areas before applying.) Start with a small area and then move outwards from there until all surfaces are covered; this will help prevent streaks in the final product!
Can cabinet doors be refinished?
If you’re considering refinishing your cabinets, you should ask yourself a few questions:
- Are my cabinet doors damaged or old? If so, then it’s probably time to replace them.
- Is the style of my kitchen outdated? If so, how do I want to update it?
- Will I be able to install new cabinet doors myself or will I need to hire someone else for that task? The latter option might be more expensive than just buying new cabinets altogether.
How do you resurface kitchen cabinet doors?
- Use a sanding block to remove the old finish.
- Clean the surface with a solvent and a tack cloth.
- Apply primer to the surface, then apply two coats of paint or stain (or any combination thereof), allowing each coat to dry thoroughly before applying another. Once all coats are dry, lightly sand the surface using fine-grit sandpaper until it feels smooth and flat, then wipe off all dust with a tack cloth—a cotton rag dampened in mineral spirits is perfect for this task. Repeat this process as needed until you get it right!
Can you use epoxy on kitchen countertops?
Epoxy is a two-part resin that hardens when cured. Epoxy can be applied to countertops, but it’s important to note that epoxy is not the same as polyester resin, which is what most people think of when they hear “epoxy.”
Polyester resins are for interior use only and cannot be used on furniture or other surfaces exposed to direct sunlight because they will be yellow over time.
Epoxy has many benefits:
- It’s easy to apply
- It creates an airtight seal between the countertop and the cabinets below it
- It helps prevent water damage
- It’s resistant to heat and cold (good news if you’re looking at countertops in the kitchen)
What is epoxy paint for wood?
Can you epoxy cabinet doors? The answer to this question is yes, but only if you use the right materials. Epoxy paint for wood is a two-part resin that can be used to coat metal and wood.
It’s a strong and durable coating with many applications in industrial manufacturing.
Epoxy is often used to coat a wide range of materials including wood, metal, stone, and concrete as well as other substrates such as glass cloths or fabrics covered by polyethylene films.
Epoxy comes in different colors including white or clear but it typically needs to be colored after application with pigments (colors).
What to do with peeling laminate cabinets?
Start by removing the peeling laminate. The easiest way to do this is with a sanding block, but you can also use a putty knife or paint scraper.
Once the laminate has been removed, inspect the substrate for damage (if your cabinets have an underlying layer). If there is any damage from water or other causes, patch, and sand it before applying epoxy.
If everything looks good on the backside of your cabinet doors and/or drawers, now’s the time to prime them with an oil-based primer before moving on to step 2: mixing up your epoxy!
How do you fix peeling MDF cabinets?
- Heat the cabinets using a heat gun.
- Quickly wipe off any dust from the cabinets with a damp cloth.
- Scrape away any old finish using a putty knife. You can use mineral spirits or paint thinner to clean up after removing old finishes.
- Sand down any areas where you scraped away too much of the old finish, as well as areas that are uneven or need smooth edges for painting, using 80-grit sandpaper on your orbital sander or by hand with coarser sandpaper. Don’t use too much pressure when sanding; keep it gentle and light so you don’t damage your cabinets’ surface finish while getting rid of those annoying dings and divots just before painting them!
If you have painted, laminated, or veneered MDF or plywood cabinet doors and drawers you can use clear epoxy to repair the peeling areas.