How to Paint your Kitchen Presses

Instead of refurbishing your entire kitchen, why not upcycle your existing cupboards by painting them? We have all you need to know about painting kitchen units here.

Substrate: Kitchen presses

Surface Preparation:

Proper surface preparation is crucial to maximum finish performance. The durability of this product can be impaired by an unsound or poorly prepared surface. Surfaces must be clean, dry and sound before painting.

  • Clean presses with specific degreaser cleaner. Extra cleaning could be required around areas near hobs, handles and extractor hoods.
  • Allow surface to dry.
  • Sand well with a fine sandpaper to get a key on previous gloss/varnish.
  • Remove dust.
  • Remove handles where possible to allow for easier application.

Application of Primer:

Your Primer may change depending on the surface you are painting. For any Hardwoods, gloss varnishes, gloss paints, formica, veneer, MDF, melamine and laminates please follow the instructions below.

  • Can be applied with brush, roller or spray.
  • Apply one coat of Colourtrend Prime 2.
  • Allow 20 -30 minutes to be touch dry, (time depending on drying conditions).
  • Recoat in 45-60 minutes, (time depending on drying conditions).
  • Allow to dry fully.

If painting unpainted new hardwood or heavily sanded hardwood, Colourtrend Prime 1 would be recommended instead of Prime 2, as it has stain blocking properties and will prevent tannin bleed.

Note: if the surface you are painting is not listed above please refer to our ‘Colourtrend Prime’ booklet.

Application of Top coat:

Choose between Colourtrend Eggshell, Satin or Gloss in your desired colour. For a tougher finish use Sustain Acrylic Top Coat, (wb50).

  • Can be applied with brush, roller or spray.
  • Apply one coat of chosen colour/finish.
  • Allow to dry, (recoat in 6-8 hours depending on drying conditions).
  • Apply second coat of chosen colour/finish.
  • Allow to dry.

Note: Coating will achieve full adhesion in seven days.

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