Can you paint thermofoil wrapped cabinets?

  • Can you paint thermofoil wrapped cabinets?

    Posted by Jenn Bohan on January 5, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Do you know how I could paint kitchen cabinets that have been thermofoil wrapped. I have seen videos about removing the foil (looks like a huge job). Curious to know if you have ever done this before? I don’t want to get half way in and realize that I made a huge mistake. There are lots of cabinets 🤪

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Heather Maduk replied 3 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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    Heather Maduk

    January 5, 2021 at 10:54 am

    This is a great questions Jenn! I personally have never painted Thermofoil wrapped cabinets but I did research before answering your question. I think the biggest question is if you’re current cabinets are peeling or not. If not, there’s no problem. I am including this link since I think they explain everything very well and even explain how some minor peeling can be sanded and which primer and paint they used. The self-leveling paint is a game changer.

    I think it would be worth your read. The comments on this link were also helpful giving tips on how to use a hair dryer if you really wanted to peel off the Thermofoil. Again, I’ve never done this myself. I really think it depends on how damaged the doors are.

    Here is the link

    How To Paint Thermofoil Cabinets – Life On Virginia Street


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      Jenn Bohan

      January 6, 2021 at 11:19 am

      Thanks for this Heather. My cabinets are in excellent shape except in a high traffic spot or 2 where the foil is lifting a little. Otherwise, they are in excellent shape. I am considering tackling the island to see how that works out before I attempt any major redo. I will take a look at the link and figure out how I want to proceed. Thanks for the advice!

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        Heather Maduk

        January 6, 2021 at 11:51 am

        I’m glad that your cabinets are in good shape. I think the article will really help you. Please keep me updated and let me know know you have questions as you go along. What colour are you planning on painting them?

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