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CABINET RESCUE 31 oz. Melamine Laminate Finish Paint


31 oz. Melamine Laminate Finish Paint

  • Dries in 2 hours
  • Easy to clean
  • Mildew resistant
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Product Overview

Formulated for great hardness and adhesion properties, the CABINET RESCUE 1 qt. Eggshell Melamine Laminate Finish Paint is great for kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. This waterborne acrylic enamel dries to a smooth finish and resists stains and marring to help ensure that it remains attractive over time.

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  • Suitable for use on interior kitchen and bath cabinets and trim
  • For application with rollers, brushes and sprayers
  • Waterborne acrylic enamel provides great adhesion and offers easy cleanup
  • Bright white color complements many decors and can be tinted many pastel shades
  • Eggshell sheen offers a smooth, factory-like finish
  • 1 container covers up to 100 sq. ft.
  • Quick-dry properties allow you to apply a second coat in approximately 2 hours
  • Hard finish resists chipping, dirt pickup, yellowing and staining for durability
  • Common grime and smudges can be cleaned with mild, general-purpose liquid soaps and cleaners for your convenience
  • Resists mildew to help maintain a pristine appearance
  • Does not require the use of special bonding primers when painting over formica brand laminate or other melamine laminated surfaces
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)


Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Bright White
Dry to touch (min.)
Paint & Primer in One
Paint/Stain Base Material
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Mildew Resistant,Tintable
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Cabinet & Countertop
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Customer Questions & Answers

If I want to tint it. What type of paint is used?

Asked by: Robert
Honey, maybe what you can do is use the Cabinet Rescue for a primer, then choose something like Rustoleum in black for a top coat. It might be worth experimenting with a little can and a scrap of melamine shelving.
Answered by: TLA
Date published: 2016-07-18

Can this go directly on laminate cabinets or do they have to be sanded?

Asked by: Jessie
I still suggest 1) wipe with TSP, and 2 )sand it with 200 or 300 grit sand paper
Answered by: Jose
Date published: 2017-06-24

where can I buy this product locally?

According to your website, all the Home Depots around me in Southern California do not carry this product. Thus, where can I buy it?
Asked by: Renice
It is available in Home Depots in Florida. I looked for it in Massachusetts, but couldn't find it. Manufacturer (Decotime) is based in FL.
Answered by: Rich
Date published: 2017-06-12

Can this paint be used on new plywood

Can this paint be used on new plywood
Asked by: Jack
Yes, this can be applied to plywood.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-05-22
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Customer Reviews

31 oz. Melamine Laminate Finish Paint is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this to paint the cabinet in our half bathroom. With light gray paint and white trim ev... I bought this to paint the cabinet in our half bathroom. With light gray paint and white trim everywhere, I no longer felt like the orangey cabinets that the house came with fit our decor. Be sure you thoroughly prepare your cabinet before painting it. After removing the doors from the piece, I used my Ryobi sander to sand down the cabinet doors out in the garage. I then went back inside to sand the frame of the cabinet. Next i used a wet cloth to remove the dust and then went over everything with a dry cloth to be sure they were all dust free. Next came the primer. I would say don't use too much primer on this step as you will end up with drip marks and then you will have to go back and sand the area again. Our cabinets were not dark so I used only one coat of primer. Once the primer was dry, I painted on 2 coats of Cabinet Rescue, let everything dry a few hours and then reinstalled the cabinet doors. I also added 2 adorable anchor hooks to complete the look. I am extremely happy with how it all turned out! As with the primer, paint Cabinet Rescue on your cabinets in very thin/light coats to prevent dripping.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used this on my 1978 kitchen cabinets used 2 cans because I did 3 coats. Came out great! Feels li... Used this on my 1978 kitchen cabinets used 2 cans because I did 3 coats. Came out great! Feels like a new kitchen! Give it a try.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I have been completely frustrated with this product and haven't even had a chance to use it yet. ... I have been completely frustrated with this product and haven't even had a chance to use it yet. Here are my concerns: although many hardware stores advertised this produce on line, the reality is that none actually carried the item I had to order straight from Decotime at more than three times the cost advertised by the stores. The Decotime website says this is a bright white paint. It is not; there is a lot of gray in it. Decotime also claims you can take Cabinet Rescue to any hardware store for tinting. Also not true. I went to several and was told each time that since they didn't carry the product, they weren't able to tint my out-of-store purchase. They simply didn't have the correct tinting code for this paint. I finally found a store willing to give it their best shot. It took three tries; the first quart was ruined and the second seems to match the color swatch. Finally, I tried to track the company down. One website said the store was closed permanently, which may be why the company has not yet responded to my pleas for help.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless, durable finish I purchased a duplex in 2001 that was built in 1959. The rental side had the original wood cabinets, with several layers of paint. I stripped the cabinets and used an airless sprayer to apply Cabinet Rescue. I sprayed the doors while they were off the cabinets, one side at time; added trim to the wall cabinets, and sprayed the wall and base cabinets before reinstalling the doors. It took some time, but the finish is flawless and still looks great today! Wish they sold it in tintable one &/or five gallon containers - I would like to resurface my maple shaker cabinets in a modern light gray finish, but would not attempt with anything other than Cabinet Rescue.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prep is key I used this on builder grade wood cabinets. The key, as with any painting is prep. I used a deglosser then wiped the cabinets down afterwards. The deglosser says it's not necessary but I found it was with this paint. If it's possible to use a foam roller that is best I found. I used a small paint brush to get into the detail work and then rolled larger areas. You have to be quick with this paint. DO NOT go back over any areas or you'll have a mess. I've used this paint in the bath and kitchen. Both times it required 3 coats to look good. I let things dry for at least 24 hours before closing doors and drawers.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paint is sold at Home Depot and can be tinted certain colors but it has to be light colors. ... This paint is sold at Home Depot and can be tinted certain colors but it has to be light colors. I use this when refinishing furniture, it's the best paint I have ever used. After 30 days it is fully cured, the surface can be washed with soap and water without damage. My furniture looks as if a professional has done it. I highly recommend this product. One thing I may add, you have to look for this in the store, it's usually normally around the specialty paint area.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint! I was going to redo my kitchen cabinets with another product until I read the recommendacions por this one. This product is excellent! My cabinets came out looking like new. It is easy to apply, to clean out, and dries fast. It gives a satin finish with no roller marks. I used the recommended roller; it was worth the $$. I lightly sanded my cabinets, cleaned them with TSP, rinse with a damp cloth, and I was ready to paint as soon as they dried. I gave the cabinets two coats of paint. Very happy with the end result.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I used the high density foam roller to do some shelving units they came out perfect what I like about the product is that it is thin so it has a tendency to run together so you don't see any brush strokes or roller strokes it looks like factory laminate
Date published: 2017-05-31
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