Australian Flood Company has launched a new range of tile and laminate paints that restore worn-out cabinetry and splashback tiles to their original appearance.

‘Selective refurbishment’ is trending in kitchen renovation projects, especially among homeowners wanting to avoid the considerable expense of replacing everything within the space. Recent figures from the HIA indicate that the average cost of a kitchen renovation is $17,629 – this high expense can be reduced significantly with some savvy choices, such as Flood’s tile and laminate paint.

One of the easiest ways of saving on the cost of renovation is to retain existing cabinetry and splashback tiles while spending on new appliances.

Flood’s latest tile and laminate paint restores the appearance of laminate or melamine cupboards to new, and also brings a fresh, glossy sleek finish to dated or badly coloured tiles. Available in a choice of 54 colours plus crisp white, the paint is easy to apply and perfect for a DIY project.

The tile and laminate paint does not require any primer, and needs only two top coats, drying to an excellent high gloss, hard-wearing finish.

Apart from tiles and cabinetry surfaces, the paint can also help restore tired looking whitegoods such as refrigerators and dishwashers; the wide choice in colour also allows these appliances to be matched to the overall colour scheme of the kitchen.

The application process involves cleaning the surface of the tile, laminate or appliance with Flood Tile & Laminate Cleaner to remove any grime, grease or soap residues. The surface should then be thoroughly scuffed using 180-220 sandpaper, assisting the paint to adhere properly. All dust should be removed with clean water while any mould can be removed with Flood Mould Action.

Once the surface is completely dry, the Flood Tile & Laminate Paint can be applied by brush, or roller for larger areas. The paint will be touch-dry in four hours. After 24 hours, the surface is lightly sanded with 600-grit sandpaper, followed by the second coat. Maximum hardness is achieved after three days.

Flood’s Tile & Laminate Paint combines anti-mould inhibitors with the latest polymer technology to ensure excellent adherence to smooth, high gloss surfaces, enabling the paint to offer continued resistance to mould in wet areas plus in-built resistance to scuffing and water.

Flood Tile & Laminate Paint is available nationally from Masters, Mitre 10, Paint Place and 3D plus other independent paint specialists. The handy Tile & Laminate Paint Kit consists of one litre of paint in the customer’s choice of colour, 750ml Tile & Laminate Cleaner, paint roller and tray plus sanding block.