Fast Formica Kitchen Cabinets Remodel Idea
For some who may be purchasing homes to flip and make a profit, here’s a fast way to make a Formica kitchen look like it has new cabinets. An idea that could save you thousands of dollars in comparison to replacing your old cabinetry with new ones. It’s a quick and easy way to make your old plastic laminate look new without resurfacing the mica.
These renovation ideas will work on kitchen pantry cabinet designs, uppers, or base cabinets.
Fast, inexpensive Formica kitchen renovation idea
Here are the necessary steps involved in doing a fast but professional Formica kitchen renovation. The easiest and fastest way is to make the mica cabinets white. The process of renovating a mica kitchen by painting the cabinetry is what I am about to describe to you. I also am going to suggest that MDF doors be purchased.
Measure all of the mica doors
Measure all of the doors and drawer faces and place a Thermofoil door order either with a local cabinet manufacture, cabinet supply company, or thermofoil door manufacture such as Doormark Doors. Plan on using a hinge that will give you the same overlay as your existing hinges when you install the new doors. If you decide to use a different hinge refer to this article about How To Figure Cabinet Door Sizes.
Remove the kitchen cabinet doors
Just prior to when the new doors are to be delivered. Remove the existing mica cabinet doors and drawers.
Clean the surfaces of the cabinetry
Use lacquer thinner to wipe all of the Formica surfaces with. The main purpose is to remove any grease build up that may be on the mica. Clean the interior of the cabinets if you plan on painting them too. Allow the thinner to completely evaporate for at least an hour before applying paint.
Preparing and painting
The paint I am going to recommend is called “Cabinet Rescue.” The company slogan reads: “Resurfacing In A Can.” The recommended method of application is with a foam roller. However, it’s suggest that a sprayer can be used to obtain a mirror like finish. Mask off all areas that you do not want over spray to onto if you are planning on spraying the cabinetry. Just follow all of the preparation suggestions that the company makes.
The rest of the process of doing a fast plastic laminate kitchen cabinet renovation should be somewhat self evident. To finish the remodeling process, paint all the surfaces with Cabinet Rescue, apply the new hinges to the doors, hang the new Thermofoil cabinet doors, apply the knobs or handles and your done. Refer to article about drilling for cabinet door handles or knobs.
This is by far the fastest Formica kitchen renovation method that I have ever used that yields great results on Formica cabinets.