Painting a cabinet back wall

The cabinet back wall is unattractive on most standard furniture. The simplest and fastest form of transformation is often favors painting. However, the usual back wall materials are often only suitable for special colors. Acrylic and enamel paints can be applied well, normal emulsion paint is not suitable.

Use dry colorings

The materials for rear panels, which are standard in furniture, are thin, highly absorbent and can become swollen, bulged and warped by moisture. The "drier" the color type that is applied, the sooner the original back wall can be painted.

Normal emulsion paints are too moist and wet and, similar to the glue used for wallpapering, can soften and deform the back wall. As a color should therefore paint-like colors are chosen, which form a "dry" film layer on the back wall.

  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint-based spray paints

Color film conceals small joints

A practical side effect of paint-like paints is the "spanning" film formation. With it, the small transition joints between the cabinet body and the rear wall can be bridged and made invisible. This makes decorating the cabinet rear wall with paint much easier. If necessary, primers can also help to promote color uniformity.

If emulsion paints are to be applied, the cabinet back wall should be clad. As a material especially plasterboard is particularly well suited to apply a "normal" paint. If other coverings such as braids are raised on the back wall, again paint-like spray paint is the most advantageous. It also penetrates into spaces and colors them with.

Apply the scratch rules as with conventional walls

In the selection of colors and motifs, every rule that is also applied to a conventional wall applies. These include color combinations, multicolored swatches or patterns. If a representational representation is to be applied, a primer coat is recommended as a substrate.

If the back panel is coated with plastic, the brushing techniques in the color type and brush must be adjusted accordingly. In the process, it is in the background that it is a cabinet back wall. In color selection and methodology, the general requirements for painting coated surfaces become effective. Some manufacturers give tips and instructions on how best to work the surfaces.

Tips & TricksWhen you use a cabinet back wall as a room divider, you underline the wall-like effect by uniformly painting the back wall and adjacent walls.
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