So the spring cleaning bug has bit pretty hard here the last few days, and I've made it to the kitchen. I've already decided the walls and ceiling need a fresh coat of paint and I've washed them down with TSP in preperation. Things are looking brighter already! The problem is the cabinets. Firstly, I live in a rental so replacement is not an option (even assuming I could afford that lol). The cabinets are a horrid 1980s Darkest brown veneer/laminate (is there a difference?). I've done some reading on the net and have an early plan to wash with TSP, sand surfaces, re-wash. Prime then paint. Has anyone had experience with painting this type of surface? What did you do/use? What were the results? Would you do it again? I've heard that melamine paints are a nightmare and I'd like to avoid those. I personally like the durability of oil paint, if I can make it work on this surface. I just can't afford to make the landlord's cabinets worse than the dingy horror they already are! Any and all advise appreciated. Regards, Angela.