Asked on Oct 8, 2017

What metal paint goes over old glossy paint and stays?

Marla Jayne MooreRalph BarlowRobyn Garner


1950's metal cabinets

5 answers
  • 2dogal
    on Oct 8, 2017

    As always, it's in the preparation. You need to wash thoroughly with TSP that you can get in the paint department. It will clean the cabinets and degloss the shiny paint. Make sure any chips are sanded smooth. I would use a paint specifically made for metal. It will say so on the can.
  • Jay Paden
    on Oct 8, 2017

    litely sand and use rust inhibiting spray paint
  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Your best bet is to either lightly sand or use a chemical to remove the old gloss so new paint sticks. You can get good advice in the paint dept.
  • Ralph Barlow
    on Oct 8, 2017

    You need to lightly sand the old paint to remove the gloss, than spray paint... Do it all outside...
  • Marla Jayne Moore
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Scuff sand with 120 grit paper, clean with TSP. I paint all metal cabinets with pre-catalyzed epoxy from Sherwin Williams. Its low odor and cleans with soap and will love it. Use a 4" mini roller with short nap it will lay out very smooth.
    • Michele
      on Oct 9, 2017

      Hi and Ty. Do u prime after cleaning? Would foam roller work? How expensive is a gallon of the paint? Does it come in lots of colors? Where to find it?
      How o u clean and maintain?
      Sorry so many questions.👵
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