Revive your Kitchen this October

Revive your Kitchen this October

Kitchen After 2

October is National Reuse month. It is the perfect time to repair, remake or reimagine items in your home rather than replacing them. If you are dreaming of a new kitchen for Christmas, then turning your dream into reality doesn’t have to remain an item on your wish list. Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to start by investing in expensive new presses. A simple and cost effective way to transform your existing kitchen is to paint the cupboard doors.

Painting your kitchen cupboards can transform the appearance of your whole kitchen. A lick of paint can brighten dark presses, create a feeling of luxury or even add a pop of colour to warm up a north facing room. Add a few new accessories and you won’t recognise your once tired kitchen space. 

While painting kitchen cupboards is not a new idea, it is one that still generates lots of questions of how to go about the process. Johnstone’s Revive make it easy. There is no separate primer or undercoat required, saving you time and money.  Johnstone’s Revive Cupboard paint can be applied directly to MDF and Melamine kitchen cupboards so that you can completely change the appearance of your kitchen space for a minimal cost. See the step-by-step below.

How to Paint Your Cupboards with Johnstone's Revive


  • Prepare by removing all door furniture, contents of the drawers and emptying cabinets.
  • Protect areas not to be painted with masking tape.
  • Place dust sheets to protect surface areas.
  • Ensure that the surfaces to be painted are de-greased with a strong detergent and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • Once dry, if desired, you can fill dents with a wood filler and use sand paper to smooth the filled surface.
  • There is no need to prime. It is recommended to use a small roller to get a smooth finish.
  • Once the first coat is dry, sand with a fine paper and wipe the dust off with a damp cloth.
  • Apply additional coats as required.
  • When the paint is fully dry, you can re-fill your cabinets, put back on your old (or new) handles and knobs and admire your revived kitchen!



Kitchen Before


Kitchen After

Top Tip

For the complete look you can even paint the kitchen tile splashback. Johnstone’s Revive Tile Paint can be applied directly to clean tiles with no primer. Choose from 4 great colours below: 




Source: Johnstone's.