Peeling thermofoil cabinet doors! Yes! It can be done!
We are in the midst of a small kitchen update. I have uploaded pics of the new Napoli granite countertop and was trying to save up about $900 for simple wood cabinet doors. While fooling around with the UGLY HORRIBLE RENTAL GRADE thermofoil cabinet doors (they were lifting and peeling) I decided what the heck ~ I am gonna try to peel this sucker! What would the loss be? I knew that sometime in the next few months I would finally have the money for new doors so I would JUST have to stare at it until then. Well let me just say this: THEY PEELED JUST FINE - that's right - the thermofoil peeled off and there is MDF board that can be primed and painted! The thermofoil was horrible - it absorbed oil and kids' fingerprints and was lifting and peeling at just eight years old. We bought this house a rental house but then decided to simply stay put and are now slowly renovating since the house has good bones. There are a few pictures of the cabinets before and after we peeled the thermofoil .... will be priming and painting in the next week or so and will upload pics then.
Here is a link that might be useful: Thermofoil Cabinets - peeling, priming and painting!