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Our Buyers Guide to Painted Doors and Panels

Different types of paint provide various different finishes.

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Whether it is hand painted or sprayed, the attraction to this type of finish is clearly its adaptability to all types of cabinetry; from Contemporary kitchen styling, through to the Classical French Provincial Style, providing the uniform appearance of solid colour in Gloss or Satin finishes.


Painted finishes offer an infinite range of colours, from subtle fresh pastels to the bright and the very bold. There are various types of paint available today which all have different characteristics. Pigmented Paints used for kitchen doors and panels include modern Enamels for a traditional hand painted look which are tough and waterproof and likewise there are also the Two-Pack Lacquers for a spotless modern finish. There are also Acrylics, Nitrocellulose pigmented coatings which can be used in low wear areas such as for furniture pieces.


Most of these paint materials are also available in a range of finishes to add an extra dimension; these finishes include the Matt, Satin, Textured and High Gloss, plus those with a two tone Rub-Through, an Antique Crackle and those of Contemporary Metallics.



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The clear design advantage of using this material is that every part of the kitchen; every face and edge can be fully coated with the very same painted finish, so everything you see matches perfectly in colour and in surface texture while also being seamlessly protected.


As like with solid timber, the painted finish also allows you more versatility in design by allowing you the ability to add shape add molding and other design features to your kitchen renovation. These paint products offer hard wearing, moisture resistant surfaces, which are easy to clean and easy to maintain.


As another distinct advantage of the painted and the polished finishes compared to a Laminate surface is that these materials can always be repaired in the unlikely event of something being damaged. There is also every chance that you may want to change your kitchen colour in 20 years time; where with paint this can be achieved without having to replace your kitchen's face panels.



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Specializing in Kitchen Renovations here in South Australia we service all suburbs ranging from the Inner Adelaide districts and radiating out to the Eastern, Western and Southern suburbs and those extending throughout the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula including Goolwa to Victor Harbor to Normanville & Yankalilla.

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