How to Paint Laminate Cabinets and Doors

With the right preparation you CAN paint laminate. However, you just can’t use any type of ordinary household paint. It needs to be specifically formulated in order to adhere to it. Laminate paint is available in a large range of colours but can be tinted to virtually any colour that you desire. Painting the cabinets…

Sliding benchtop for kitchen islands

Whilst visiting the Taste Living (Hacker kitchen) showroom at Brookvale recently, I had the opportunity to witness a sliding benchtop in action. Dubbed the Double Flybridge, this sliding benchtop sits on top of the kitchen island cabinets and effortlessly slides apart to reveal an induction cooktop as well as a sink and pop up tap….

Granite Paint by Giani

Get the look of granite benchtops cheaply and easily by using a specially formulated granite paint by Giani. There are other laminate paints on the market but they generally offer only a solid colour. Giani differs from the rest by offering a 3 step paint process using a primer coat, a sponge on mineral paint…

What is a mason’s mitre?

A mason’s mitre is a derivative of the mitre joint and is commonly used to join laminated benchtops together. similar to a butt joint, the mason’s mitre is used in benchtop fabrication to cut waste. Joining benchtops with a mason’s mitre The two benchtops are joined by routing out a ‘socket’ in one piece and…

Laminate Benchtop Guide

Laminate (commonly known as Laminex or Formica) benchtops have been around since the 1950′s. Hard-wearing and practical, laminate is a very cost effective material. It comes in a large range of colours, ranging from solid colours to woodgrains, stone and abstract patterns. You can even get any image you desire printed as a laminate. It…

Kitchen Cabinet Doors – Createc UV High Gloss Doors by Polytec

Polytec is the market leader in custom-made kitchen cabinet doors, and continue to grow as full service suppliers of decorative panels and laminates that are guaranteed to perform. With world-class production facilities and a dedication to proving quality and value, polytec has experienced unprecedented growth to become the largest supplier of custom made cabinet doors…