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Old 06-11-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question Paint Ideas????

we want to paint these...any color ideas???? And also what is the best kind of paint to use?

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The color is up to you and yoiur decorating scheme for the interior. I would clean the surface with TSP before painting. The type of paint is also up to you. Interior latex is easiest with easy cleanup. However, with two children (ages unk). you may want to use an oil base paint for better durability. Cleanup is a little more involved, however.
Probably only confused you more, but hopefully gave you some base thoughts.
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From your pictures, I believe the cabinets are a laminate and the walls are vinyl wallcovering. Both are paintable if the substrate is adhered solidly, cleaned throughly and prep'd with an appropriate primer. The key is in the cleaning and prep-ing. If not done well, the paint will peel.

From your picture, it looks like the laminate may be damaged or peeling along the top edge (maybe it's just an illusion) but if it is, this would be tough to paint over without it being noticale even with all your hard prep work.

I have seen the vinyl wallcovering painted with Zolotone - it looks GREAT!

There are lots of people that have done similar projects - you may want to read through some of the older threads (search using some key words like "paint" "laminate" "wallcovering" "vinyl") until someone else replies directly.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

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From your pictures, I believe the cabinets are a laminate and the walls are vinyl wallcovering. Both are paintable if the substrate is adhered solidly, cleaned throughly and prep'd with an appropriate primer. The key is in the cleaning and prep-ing. If not done well, the paint will peel.

From your picture, it looks like the laminate may be damaged or peeling along the top edge (maybe it's just an illusion) but if it is, this would be tough to paint over without it being noticale even with all your hard prep work.

I have seen the vinyl wallcovering painted with Zolotone - it looks GREAT!

There are lots of people that have done similar projects - you may want to read through some of the older threads (search using some key words like "paint" "laminate" "wallcovering" "vinyl") until someone else replies directly.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

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Thank you for the advice what is ZOLOTONE?
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And is Zolotone appropriate for painting the plastic end caps, too?

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Zolatone is a very durable, high quality, multi-colored fleck paint. It was standard on Airstreams in the 50's & 60's.

Check out thier website: Zolatone

Yes, it's appropriate for palstic end caps too.

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