DIY Doctor

Possible to change wardrobe colour? [With Pic]

Postby capitalonedoc » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:01 pm


Good day to all.
I am totally new with DIY decoration.
I wish to repaint my wooden wardrobe into dark brown colour.
Is it possible?
Which projects in should I refer to? And what kind of paint should i buy ?

Current wardrobe ... ... ...

Wish to have this colour


Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:53 pm


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:10 pm

can't quite tell from your pictures, are they natural wood or do they have a melamine/plastic laminate finish?

if they are melamine then they can be painted with special paints but the result is often less than satisfactory, its difficult to get rid of the brush marks (doesn't go on with a roller too well), it runs very easily and even though the paint is designed for the purpose it doesn't adhere all that well and chips/flakes quite readily.

international paints do a range for melamine. i'd advise sanding down with a 300 grit sandpaper first to knock off the sheen and help adhesion. time and care required, otherwise they end up looking tatty and worse than when you started! good luck
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1024
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:14 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics