Updating your home with painting techniques

I primed first, then did 2 coats of Satin Ralph Lauren paint called Turret Stair (you can get Ralph Lauren paints at Home Depot). I used a small foam roller and a 1 or 2” brush to get into the crevices. You can see I only painted to the edge of the lip inside the cabinets and the same with the drawers and kept the insides white.

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Several of you asked me about painting these white laminate cabinets, so I thought I’d do a little post on that.

These are indeed white laminate cabinets, as are my kitchen cabinets.

I’ve painted several cabinets, but this was the first time I’ve had laminate, so be sure to prime them well first and it should work out great. I do have laminate doors in my kitchen too and may end up painting them one day if they end up getting beat up.

Laminate is bad about getting nicks around the edges of the doors, so I think painting them would seal them up and make them last longer.

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Sketching your surroundings can be such a fantastic way to create a visual diary of your daily experiences and I’m always a sucker for a sketch of a bike.

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I think the bases are probably wood, but the doors are definitely laminate (that plasticy material). I painted this 3 years ago and it still looks great.

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