The Zinsser company makes two primers that it recommends for use over laminate: Bulls Eye 1-2-3, an acrylic formula in a water base, and B-I-N, a pigmented shellac formula with an alcohol base.
Tim O'Reilly, manager for primers and sealers at Zinsser, recommends the shellac formula even though it will leave your kitchen smelling like alcohol for an hour or so and even though it's more of a hassle to remove from your tools.
Although the installation is not difficult, a professional must fabricate the overlays.
Ceramic tile is a practical method used to cover existing countertops.
Because the material installs directly over existing countertops, usually in one day, you avoid the messy demolition and potential cabinet repair involved with slab countertops.
After removing the sink, counter and backsplash surfaces are covered by attaching 1/4-inch granite overlays using adhesive.
Don't let your remodeling project turn into a bottomless money pit.
A Yes, you can paint laminate cabinets, even in a hardworking room such as a kitchen.
It's a great way to update a room's look without spending much money.
Laminate cabinet doors usually are flat, which means your main challenge is to avoid leaving brush strokes. But if you want the surface to stand up to even ordinary use, you need to use special paint.
A roller or a paint pad may give you better results than a brush. Water-based, two-part epoxy paint has the longest track record of success.