Updating a kitchen with paint

From resurfacing tiles to laminating cupboards, bench tops, bathtubs and basins, there are some great products out there for the DIY renovator, and paint brand White Knight produce some of them.

And to illustrate just how transformative their products are, White Knight called on Renovating for Profit’s Cherie Barber recently to undertake two impressive, low-cost renovations, starting with a dated, 1970’s kitchen.

Cabinets often occupy a significant space in your kitchen.

Cabinets that have seen years of use may also be covered with a film of grease and dirt from grimy hands.It’s worth noting that White Knight tile and laminate paints can be tinted to almost any colour, to match your home’s scheme.“I would then use these same products on your laminate bench tops, but then add a layer of White Knight Bench Top Protective Coating which is a hard-wearing, clear coating that delivers a tough layer over painted laminate bench tops, protecting from heat, chemical cleaning products and stains,” says Cherie who warns that kitchen ceilings are often discoloured too.While it might seem prudent to just replace the cabinets, painting them will prolong their life and buy you some time.Painting cheap cabinets is a cost-effective way to achieve a new look in the kitchen without tearing apart the whole kitchen.

Updating a kitchen with paint