Dream kitchens are rare in Hong Kong, particularly if you rent. But resurfacing company Sing Wong (flat L, 8/F, block 4, Kwun Tong Industrial Centre, 436 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, tel: 2887 6562; www.singwong-hk.com ) can help you to combat colour no-nos even if your appliances remain stuck in the last century. Using a safe American technique, the company can re-spray tiled kitchen walls in the colour of your choice ($15 a square foot), even custom-blending a shade should the colour charts not have exactly what you want. It takes about a day to do - replacing tiles would mean three to four days' work and a lot of mess - and a night to dry. Your kitchen will be ready for action the next day at noon. To ensure the treated surfaces won't go up in smoke, Sing Wong has rigorously tested the process under laboratory conditions at the Hong Kong Testing and Standards Centre. It directed flames at resprayed tiles for 15 minutes from a distance of two centimetres and minimal, mostly cosmetic, damage was noted.