Mobile home kitchen cabinet painting

MDF (mobile home) kitchen cabinets repainted in Chantilly Lace

Most mobile home cabinets are typically made of MDF that is wrapped or covered with one of four materials:

  • paper
  • laminate
  • melamine
  • thermofoil

They all can be painted and when done properly, they look amazing! We have painted many laminated cabinets like this and the transformation always gets a "WOW!"

If you are looking for an affordable way to update your laminated mobile home cabinets... consider painting them as it's a great way to go!

Paint mobile home MDF kitchen cabinets - PAINTING Guys


MDF kitchen cabinets painting - PAINTING Guys

Before After


MDF cabinets painted by PAINTING Guys


Cabinet Colour - Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace,  Aura Satin Finish (product 526).

Acrylic paint is strong and yes it will last!  Its won't yellow and won't chip like other paints and lacquer. We've been in the cabinet refinishing business for 40 years. Repainting cabinets is a win win. Safe thousands in renovations.

Preparing kitchen cabinets for paint

Before any cabinet painting we always follow these steps in this order.

If  you do not follow these steps, the chances paint will chip easier, crack away from the wood are greater.

bad cabinet preparation

There are no short cuts to how we finish cabinets. Its all about preparation.

Preparing the wood

  1. Scrape and remove any grease, crud you find and that includes tight to the corners and grooves. 
  2. Use a cleaning solution (NEVER TSP) to clean after you scrape. We recommend Spray 9 and sometimes solvent, Acetone, lacquer thinner but generally Spray9 works the best.
  3. Sand the entire piece until you do not see any gloss finish. Its paramount the entire piece of wood doesn't have shiny lacquer. The finish must be dull. We generally sand further than just the surface and will usually sand into the bare wood where the pulls and corners get the most handling of years. The deep paint goes into the wood, the better the bond. Its as simple as that.
  4. Air blast and vacuum the entire piece. The less dust including deep into the corners the better.


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