I have to honestly say, I have never had the guts to recommend that a client paint melamine or thermofoil kitchen cabinets. This type of cabinetry is often found in lower-end kitchens – melamine and thermofoil are similar plastic materials that are applied over particleboard or MDF to inexpensively simulate the look of painted wood. Although I had heard it could be done with chalk paint, I really didn’t know it was possible with latex paint. Let me reword that: possible, maybe, but advisable? Probably not.