Will Paint Stick to Laminate Cabinets?

In order to determine if the paint will stick to laminate cabinets, it is important to understand what laminate is made from first. Laminate is a manufactured product that is made from layers of paper or other materials that are fused together with heat and pressure. The top layer is usually a decorative paper that is printed with a wood grain pattern or other design. 

Many homeowners choose to paint their cabinets rather than replace them when they start to look dated.

The answer to this question is yes, the paint will stick to laminate cabinets. However, there are a few things you should do to make sure the paint adheres to the surface and doesn’t peel off over time. First, make sure the surface is clean and free of dust or dirt. Next, use a primer to help the paint adhere to the laminate. Finally, use good quality paint that will withstand wear and tear.

Painting Laminate Cabinets

There are several ways to go about painting laminate cabinets, and each has its own set of pros and cons.

Painting Laminate Cabinets with a Spray Gun:

This is the fastest and easiest way to paint laminate cabinets. However, it’s also the least effective. You’ll have to use several coats of paint, which may have to be applied multiple times. Be careful if you’re painting over a stain, the stain may tend to bleed through if the right application and mix is used.

Painting Laminate Cabinets with a Roller:

One of the most common ways to paint laminate cabinets is by using a roller. There are a couple of different types of rollers to use. The most common one is an inexpensive roller with little or no poly-resin on the roller. This type of roller has a hard plastic coating on it that will make it difficult to paint your laminate cabinets without damaging the finish. Also, the roller will wear out quickly and you will have to replace it frequently.

The second type of roller is a poly-resin-coated roller that is designed specifically for painting laminate cabinets. The poly-resin layer on the roller will soak up most of the paint and allow for a smooth transfer. These rollers are much more expensive than the first type of roller, but they will last for a very long time.


In conclusion, the results of this test showed that paint will stick to laminate cabinets with no problem. If you are looking to update your cabinets without spending a lot of money, painting them is a great option. Just be sure to use a primer first to make sure the paint adheres properly. To be safe, it is best to test a small area first before painting the entire cabinet.