2-pac (acrylic paint) and vinyl are post-finished materials, as the doors are cut into desired shapes, patterns, and sizes before the final finish is applied. To ensure an even application of 2-pac and vinyl, the substrate used is typically Raw MDF or Paint Grade Satin MDF.
One notable characteristic of post-finished materials is that they don’t require additional edging and can incorporate routed patterns. While vinyl offers a limited colour range, it can be finished with woodgrain door patterns. On the other hand, 2-pac boasts a wide array of colours, as it can be customised to any paint colour. Moreover, customers can choose from different finishes, such as high gloss, semi-gloss, and satin (which have a near-matte appearance).
Durability can vary significantly between 2-pac and vinyl. Vinyl is highly resilient and can withstand heavy use, but over time, it may start to peel, particularly in areas exposed to heat, such as around the oven or above the cooktop. Conversely, 2-pac can be prone to chipping, similar to the acrylic paint used on cars.