Following on from our initial launch offering, we have added paintable kitchen doors as another option on our web site. Customers have been contacting us and driven this feature so we were delighted to have it as the next added range.
We have two paintable finishes available:
- Matt Vinyl wrapped doors suitable for solvent / oil based paints
- Plain door without primer suitable for water based paints
Oil / Solvent Based Paints
These are typically used by experienced by professional spray technicians or very skilled DIY’ers using brushes, rollers to produce a high quality gloss finish that is more durable. For a factory finish, it is recommended to use spray paints. There are many DIY spray paint kits available including this Clarke air compressor kit.
Water Based Paints
The best option for customers looking to save the most money is to select the water based paintable option. These doors are 20% less than the paintable matt vinyl so possible for some real savings whilst making your kitchen doors looking amazing.
The two most popular water based paints available are the Dulux Diamond range Farrow & Ball both of which are manufactured in the UK. The doors will need to be primed first where the pattern has been routed out which can be seen as the green (not white) in the above photo before applying your water based paints.
Preparing the Doors
The water based paintable door will require a primer undercoat and several coats and light sanding down between each application. The vinyl wrapped door suitable for oil / solvent paints will not require a primer, but still need several coats until you are happy with the finish.
Paintable Vinyl Paints
The Morrells recommended system is:-
- X001 Wipe – NO SANDING
- 1 coat 696/W07 adhesion promoter
- 1 hour air dry,
- Denib with 320 grade sandpaper
- 1 coat fastmatch AC lacquer
- Rub with scotch-brite pad
- Paint straight on with an oil (solvent) based paint with an eggshell
Raw Water Based Paints
Water resistant MDF with a Paintable Melamine Paper
Spray or hand paint
- Light sand with 360 grade paper the exposed raw MDF
- Final colour