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What is 2pac?

2pac is a common reference to the application of a traditional polyurethane system of coatings that create a very hard and durable surface (unlike the softer acrylics and glazes). There are significant quality differences between traditional 2pac applications when compared to spray painters just applying a set number of coats to your kitchen joinery in-situ.

What can I do with the colour on the back of my old doors?

You have three options to consider. Economically you could leave them in the colour that they currently are, or undertake 2pac coating works to both faces, but the most satisfactory economical solution is for the rear faces to be prepared and applied with a 2pac polyester finish. The polyester finish does have a sheen and is readily cleanable, but not the same quality of finish as the front and edges, looking more like the melamine finish on the internals of your cabinets. A very economical outcome, and in keeping with the modern melamine backed new doors.

What colours and sheens can I choose?

We offer two sheen levels, a very high 100% Gloss which is cut and polished in a similar process to your motor vehicle, or a 30% Satin/Matte.

The 30% finish is technically a matte, however we refer to it as Satin due to the slight sheen that is visible when viewed from an angle. The sheen is a result of the highly prepared surface and the finely applied top coats.

We can match colours very closely to the existing if required, otherwise choose a colour from the Dulux range of solid colours, there are thousands to choose from.

What is laminate?

Laminate also commonly referred to as Laminex, is a very durable surface and can be readily resurfaced with the traditional 2pac coating system to enable a colour or sheen change, enabling the tired kitchen to be revitalized. Resurfacing of laminates also covers the distinctive unsightly black lines where the face meets the edges on the doors, drawer fronts and panels.

Will 2PAC chip?

Although the 2pac surface is a very hard durable surface, like any product it can be damaged when struck hard enough. The good news is that it can be repaired, unlike when damage occurs to vinyl wrap or to laminates.

For example, in the majority of kitchens take a look at the top couple of your cutlery drawers and you will notice cuts and dings where utensils have been caught between the closing drawers. We supply you with an easy to use touch up kit that allows for these to be readily repaired should the occasion arise.

Can I do DIY?

Yes, we will provide you with advice and tips to assist with your extraction and re-installation. We also offer a pickup and delivery service that you will find very economical. Remember to remove all of the hinges from the doors (leave them on the cabinet). Also remove all accessories including handles, magnets and catches.

What is involved with getting my kitchen redone?

Firstly, we need to assess the viability of your existing kitchen, is it suitable and cost effective to resurface your kitchen. We undertake an inspection to determine whether to proceed further, then have you make selections from our samples as we measure and provide you with a free quotation.

Can I have minor cabinets modifications undertaken?

Often when modernizing an existing kitchen, some minor cabinetry works can be a solution to some of your issues. Larger fridge spaces can sometimes be created, oven tower modifications for alternative ovens with drawers below. Alternative range hoods or canopies can often be accommodated with careful planning of the space, we have an electrician to install appliances into the spaces that we create. Other spaces may need attention such as washers, microwaves, waste bins – with these we can examine the space and where possible provide a solution.

What can you do with my kicker panels under the benches?

Simple, we install 3mm 2pac coated cover panels to match the rest of the kitchen or brushed aluminium skirting if you wish to highlight your stainless appliances. For kitchens that have floating floors, the kicker covers can be made in most instances of thicker material to cover the expansion gap covered by the unsightly moulding strip.

How else can I modify my kitchen?

There are a number of additional ways to modernise your kitchen as well, with a range of sturdy handles to select from our collection. Extending the end and island panels to the floor can have a dramatic effect. We can modify your overhead cabinets to enable additional space for the likes of newer larger fridges and install new soft closing drawers in-lieu of doors, soft closing cabinet hinges, install lazy Susan’s into corner spaces, and even install pull out waste bin drawers.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary greatly based on a number of variables, such as the surface we are dealing with, whether there are any mouldings or routings, the sheen level as high glosses are polished, how big your kitchen is and the condition. Even so, the overall costs are often between $2,000.00 and $7,000.00 for re-coating in 2pac and you can save from 60% to 80% compared to the cost of brand-new kitchen cupboards & cabinets or bathroom vanities. When replacing with new joinery, you also need to consider the additional costs of plumbing, electrical, painting etc which can bring your new kitchen costs up to anywhere between $15,000.00 to $30,000.00.”

What is vinyl wrap?

Vinyl Wrap is just that, a plastic wrap that is a 2pac lookalike, and has a very limited life. Most will show signs of lifting within a couple of years when located near heat sources, such as ovens and underneath kettles.

The good news is that we can extract these items, remove the plastic film and resurface with our traditional 2pac systems, allowing your existing doors and drawer faces to be recycled.

Can you apply 2PAC systems to old natural timber doors?

While the coatings will adhere, there are significant issues with future cracking. Natural timber doors are generally constructed of several pieces of timber, and these will crack as the timber expands and contracts with changing temperature conditions within your home.

Cracks will generally start appearing in as little as three months as the seasons change. There are similar issues with timber veneer, which is only a very thin film of timber glued to the underlying particle board.

Our guarantee does not apply to applications on timber or veneers for this reason.

Can I change my handles and repair the holes?

Handles, knobs or none, it is your decision to make. Be assured we will drill for the new handle holes if different to your existing and can appropriately repair the old holes where required. While handles are the most practical for keeping a clean door, knobs do provide an alternative aesthetic, although generally have greater finger contact on the door surface. While push to open requires multiple handling of the door face on each opening of the door, this is still readily cleanable with a dry microfibre.

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Dan was fantastic a great person to deal with turned our old kitchen in to a beautiful new one white gloss cupboards and doors, stone bench top with water fall end and a beautiful glass splash back, Dan would go beyond his work to help us out nothing was a trouble for him, I would recommend Dan from Creative 2Pac to anyone wanting a new kitchen. We can’t thank you enough we love our new kitchen.

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Our Finishes

If it’s Water born Low VoC applications you’re after than look no further, Creative 2pac has invested a substantial amount of time and resources to ensure the highest quality in water born finishes. For traditional 2pac finishes we have the team of professionals that have more experience in delivering high end finishes anywhere on the Gold Coast.

Our Knowledge

Our team of Professional Painters, Sanders, Project Managers, Builders, Administrators, Quality Controllers and Team Leaders are all well trained and equipped to take on even the most complex of tasks. We strive on providing the best possible service and we believe we have the best team on the Gold Coast to deliver the highest quality finishes.

Our Innovation

We proud ourselves on innovating the 2pac and water born coatings industry, by not only providing the highest quality finishes but by looking at the needs of our clients and how we can improve our service for our clients. We see innovation in all aspects of the service we provide. We even go to site installations and ask installers what we can do to help improve their end. With great feedback from our clients we have been able to cut down on unnecessary time costly expenses for our clients without compromising quality.

Shae Nightingale

Shae Nightingale

Administration Manager

I love everything about the Gold Coast, I have been involved with a wide variety of management roles. I am a proud mother of two and wife to Michael AKA Dundee. As all our clients will tell you, when you’re a client of Creative 2pac you are in the best of hands with all the support to deliver you the best product possible.

Michael Nightingale

Michael Nightingale

Director – Production Manager

Hi, 2pac in the kitchen industry has been part of my life for the past 18 years. I have delivered consistently to clients from all over Australia and I pride myself on customer satisfaction. I am always looking for ways to improve the coatings industry and am an advocate of the Low VoC movement.

Daniel Broad

Daniel Broad

Director – Project Manager

Hi, I have a ton of experience with Project management and delivering projects to clients to the highest possible standard. I get great satisfaction completing projects that our clients love.

Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson

Director – Builder

Hi, I love everything building. I am HIA’s award winning builder two years in a row on the Gold Coast. I am the founder of AT Constructions which has collaborated with Creative 2pac and our plan is to take on residential to holiday apartment renovations.

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