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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Paint Or Laminate?

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Interiors, Question Of The Week

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Published on October 17, 2011 with 1 Comment


Q. Is there a laminating material that can go right over old laminate to reface cabinets? Or is there a paint that doesn’t look like paint and is long lasting?

Becky Clegg, CFM
Crowe Chizek
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

This question was originally published in the March 2009 issue of Today’s Facility Manager. Read Elledge’s response here. Share your feedback and suggestions in the LEAVE A COMMENT section below.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at schwartz@groupc.com.

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  1. There is! We used a product provided by Surfacequest created by Belbien on some interior cabinets. The cost was about $1,500 installed which was much cheaper than replacing the cabinets at $5,000. It has held up fine over the last 1.5 years.

    They have everything from realistic wood patterns to metal and marble looking finishes. The website says it can be used for exterior applications as well. It has a fire rating and can be used for curved surfaces like columns, soffits and beyond. You can find a dealer online at http://www.surfacequest.com.

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