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Paint for Yellowing edges on kitchen cupboards

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Lucy1234, 26 Jan 2019.

  1. Lucy1234

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    Hi

    I moved into a new build a few years ago and noticed over the last 1.5 years that some of the side strips on the kitchen cupboards have turned yellow. Some are not even near heat sources so am baffled how this has happened . I have tried various vinegar / bicarb solutions and nothing has helped so now will have to resort to paint. Can anyone tell me what exactly do I buy ? Do I need to sand the area and then prime or can I just paint ? Could you also recommend a paint ? I have attached a photo . The area of each strip is very small so I do not need a large tub of paint . Appreciate any advice , thanks
     

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    do you smoke?
     
  3. Lucy1234

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    No do not smoke and do not allow anyone to smoke in the flat either
     
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    It looks like just the edging tape has discoloured on those end panels. If you can find a colour that matches, it might be worth just buying some new - it is applied easily, with a hot iron.

    This kind of thing:
    https://www.diy.com/departments/cooke-lewis-carisbrooke-painted-taupe-edging-tape-l-1m/96275_BQ.prd

    If the cabinets are actually already painted (it doesn't look like in the images), finding a paint with suitable colour match and similar finish might be a better option, but if the cabinets are a standard pre-finished material (Formica/vinyl wrap) painting those edges might not be the best option.
     
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    Thanks for the advice . I will look into the strips as an option as well .
     
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    Sorry, I forgot about mentioning which type of paint to use.
    You would be best served with a high grip primer, to help the paint adhere, followed by something with a satin finish. Oil-based or water-based is your choice, and will depend on colours that are available, but oil-based is harder wearing. It's hard to tell what type of finish the cabinets have but, if they are shiny, you may need to substitute a satin finish for gloss.
     
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    Thanks again for that , advice is much appreciated ! I’ll look into the paint as feel it will be a better option for me .
     
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    If you can find an hidden surface, it might be worth trying scrubbing it with really fine wire wool. It might just be surface oxidation causing the discolouring, then something to prevent it re-oxidising.
     
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    Hi

    I tried the wire wool but didn’t work . Thanks again for advice
     
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