Kitchen 2 pack Finish –
What is the meaning of two-pack for your kitchen finish ?-
When your kitchen cabinet maker or designer asks you if you want a ‘two-pack’ kitchen finish, chances are they’re not asking you if you’d like a 90’s rap album with your kitchen.
The two-pack finish (also called / spelt 2 pac, 2 pak, or 2 pack) involves mixing paint (acrylic paint and melamine) and a hardener (poly-isocyanate resin) together to form a ‘two-pack’ solution. The combined solution creates a hard, high-quality kitchen finish.
The process originates from the car painting process. It produces the same beautiful quality finish you’ll see on freshly painted, polished cars. That process is still used to this day to repair and repaint cars.
Advantages and disadvantages of a two-pack kitchen finish
There are a number of advantages to choosing a two-pack solution, the finish:
- won’t peel
- is more durable and less prone to wear and tear
- is low maintenance and easy to clean
- will last a very long time
- offers a stylish finish with superior gloss levels
- is available in a full array of colours
- can be done in a variety of finishes
The main downside to a two-pack kitchen finish is that it can be a bit more expensive because it’s a higher quality product that is more labour-intensive to produce and apply. Application requires professional experience and equipment and because it’s a bit slower to dry, the area needs to be free of dust before it’s applied.
What kitchen finish should I use?
Because of its naturally shiny finish, two-pack solutions were originally very popular for gloss white or gloss black kitchens. But these days, two-pack solutions are popular across kitchen finish designs because the ability to mix and match colours and gloss levels. This gives customers a wide variety of options to express their own unique style.
To get the right finish remember:
- a high gloss finish looks amazing, but the surface will show up scuffs, fingerprints and marks
- a semi-gloss finish is approx. 60% gloss compared to full gloss. Providing a smooth finish
- a satin finish is on trend at the moment and gives a stylish matt look, approx. 30% of full gloss. A smooth finish whilst in some cases provides protection from scratches and marks
For a full range of 2 pack options, check out the convenient online DIY solutions by Quick Kitchens, Queensland’s leading family owned cabinetry suppliers at Quick Kitchens. We’ve been helping renovators, shopfitters and commercial builders throughout South East Queensland build their dream kitchens for over three decades and we’d love to help you build yours too.