What is 2 pack and why should I consider it in my kitchen?
Essentially 2 Pack, or alternatively 2 Pac, is a is a paint system involving a mixture of two parts – acrylic paint melamine (Colour), and a hardener (Resin). When combined, these two resins result in a chemical reaction producing a hardened solution. Similar to the paint we have on our cars.
2 Pack was introduced in kitchens to gain a high gloss finish and due to its hard waring, easy to clean finish.
These days it is more common to see a satin (matte) finish on shaker, or routed door styles. Using 2 Pack is unavoidable when having routed doors as the door comes in raw form and needs to be painted over – see an unpainted door below:
Advantages of using 2 Pack
- High end option with a choice of a gloss, satin finish or metallic finish
- Unlimited choice of colours – you can choose any colour from the Dulux, Taubmans etc colour range or you can even colour match your favourite item!
- No peeling – no glued edges
- Clean finish with edges or seems
- Although 2 Pack is a highly durable finish – certain use can chip or scratch – just like your car – it is not indestructible
- Cost – it is not a budget range product and may push your budget if its tight