Category: Tips and Advice

Are Vinyl Wrap Kitchens Any Good? YES!

One of our customers have kindly directed us to a post that asks the question “Are Vinyl Wrap Kitchens Any Good?”

This post points out “Kitchen wrapping is often criticised due to peeling and bubbling issues that arise.” Yes peeling and bubbling can happen but not if fitted correctly

The part that jumps out to me most is “If you use a reputable spray company, the coating will be guaranteed against discolouration, peeling, scratching and flaking for 10 years.” Thats great but the same also applies to kitchen wrapping.

We offer our customers different vinyl options that come with 4 to 10 year guarantees (depending on the vinyl) against the same issues.

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This is the image that was used as an example of a kitchen wrap

The image they posted to show a failed kitchen wrap is not the same as our wraps. This method is Thermofoil and is fitted using a vacuum press. (Showing in this video)

Other reasons they have for choosing painting over wrapping

1.Vinyl wrap is faster to install than having your kitchen sprayed. Whilst this may be important if you desperately need your kitchen completing ASAP, it’s worth bearing in mind that kitchen sprays can often be completed within a day (or up to three days for larger kitchens with the entire front, back and internal carcasses being sprayed).

A kitchen wrap can be done in 1 day but we do not recommend this. We collect our customers door and bring them to our workshop to be cleaned and properly prepared before wrapping. This allows us to get a the highest standard but also means we will take longer than the average wrapper.

2.Whichever option you go for, your kitchen should be easy to maintain. We advise our customers to wipe down their sprayed kitchens with warm, soapy water and to avoid using any solvents.

Solvents won’t discouler or effect a vinyl wrapped kitchen in the same way it would a painted kitchen. Anti-bacterial cleaners can be used on vinyl wrapped doors.

3.Sprayed kitchens can be resprayed again in a different colour and/or finish should you wish to redecorate your kitchen again in the future. It is not so easy to replace vinyl wrap should you decide to do so.

Vinyl can be removed easily with concentrated heat and the correct tools. It would not be an issue to redecorate a kitchen that has been wrapped before. IT IS EASY TO REPLACE VINYL WRAP SHOULD YOU DECIDE!

IS KITCHEN WRAPPING BETTER THAN SPRAYING

No! Spraying when done properly can give a great result but so can wrapping. it comes down to the customer’s preference this is why it’s important that when posting information to educate your customers on reasons why your method is better it’s important to not mislead them with inaccurate information.

Both methods are a great cost effective way to update your current kitchen.

How to clean a kitchen wrap

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How to clean a kitchen wrap

Your kitchen has been wrapped or your thinking about getting your kitchen wrapped but not sure how to clean it.

The last thing you want to do is damage your fresh new kitchen.

We have 2 easy to follow steps that will help keep your kitchen wrap looking fresh for years to come

Before we start here are the 2 products we suggest you order today

ISOPROPANOL

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Microfiber Cloths

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2 EASY STEPS TO CLEANING A KITCHEN WRAP

Step 1.

Spray isopropyl directly onto a clean microfibre cloth until the cloth is damp.

Step 2.

Using a circular motion wipe down the wrap. ( Make sure not to rub on any edges to hard as this could cause lifting)

 If you still have any stubborn grease or dirt then simply repeat these steps.

How often should you clean a kitchen wrap?

We would say once a month just follows our 2 easy steps on your kitchen wrap. This will prevent large build-ups grease and dirt

Extra TIP!

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If your kitchen was wrapped in a CAR WRAP material then these will work exactly how it would on your car.

Don’t know what a kitchen wrap is? Find out more

How to wrap kitchen doors with grooves

Step by step process on how to wrap kitchen doors with grooves.

If you ever asked for a quote to have your grooved kitchen doors wrapped and got turned away because it ‘Cant Be done’. Then this is kind of true but we have a workaround for you.

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Kitchen doors with grooves wrapped

Tools you need

A small investment in tools will be needed to follow our steps on how to wrap your grooved kitchen doors. Bellow is the minimum you will need to follow our steps.

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some of the tools we use for wrapping kitchen doors

The above list are all links to were you can purchase the tools.

Steps to wrapping grooved kitchen doors with a square edge

This method won’t be suitable for kitchen doors with tapered edges

Step 1. Measure the door

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how to measure a kitchen door https://www.larkandlarks.co.uk/diy-guides/measuring/how-to-measure-kitchen-and-bedroom-doors

Step 2. Cut vinyl to size

Some easy maths here take your door size and add 100mm to the width and 100mm to the height.

example. door size 715mm x 515mm = 815mm x 615mm

What type of vinyl wrap material to use

The market is full of wrap material that will be suitable for this step. You can find a list of vinyl types that we have seen used on kitchen wrapping here at https://modernds.co.uk/how-long-does-a-kitchen-wraps-last/

Step 3. Order 2mm ACM board to size

Use the size from step 1 for this. It is important you get this step correct if your size is wrong then it will cause issues when wrapping or even make the door unable to be fitted back on.

What is ACM?

ACM ( Aluminium Composite Material) is a 3 layer lightweight panel. If you want to find out more about ACM board then check out curbellplastic blog

Where can I order this

I would recommend finding a local supplier of ACM board or visit your nearest sign shop

Step 4. Make Door Flat

Bond the ACM Board to the kitchen door face.

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Bond the ACM board to the grooved kitchen door

How to bond the board onto the door

Using grab adhesive. Starting around 50mm in from the edge run a bead around the full door with an x shape on the center.

What type of adhesive should I get?

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what we use to bond ACM to kitchen doors

Stick like Sh*t is our go-to for bonding but you can find others online. If you want to just go with the same adhesive as us then you can order it today from screw fix for less than £10 https://www.screwfix.com/p/evo-stik-sticks-like-sh-t-adhesive-290ml/22070 A full tube of this stuff will do around 15 kitchen doors

Step 5. Wrap it

ACM board has a black rubber core so the face might be a lovely colour but to avoid the unsightly edge you need to wrap the full board making sure to wrap around the back to tidy up the door edges

If your looking to see how we wrap kitchen doors then this video we made back in 2018 is still relevant today. The video is wrapping a flat kitchen door but the method is also the same.

This video of me wrapping a kitchen door was created back in 2018 please forgive the quality and music

Want to see some before and afters of kitchens we have wrapped check out our post – Before and after kitchen wraps

I hope this has answered your questions or inspired your next DIY kitchen project. if you have any questions feel free to contact us

Or can’t be bothered with the hassle and want to get the pros in then get a free quote to have your kitchen wrapped from the Modern Display Solutions Team https://modernds.co.uk/get-kitchen-wrap-quote/