Asked on Dec 16, 2018

How do I paint a dark ikea-like cabinet to a light color?

NatalieJaniceKatie Sara Creates


5 answers
  • Rebecca Taylor
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Hi Michelle, You will have to use a primer like kilz first before you paint.

  • Rose Broadway
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Here's a great video for you.

  • Katie Sara Creates
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Chalk paint or milk paint can also be used to makeover Ikea furniture!

  • Janice
    on Dec 16, 2018

    You need to use a good primer on the dresser before you paint. Kilz or Zinnser primer will cover the darkness as a first step before applying the lighter color paint of your choice. It may still take two coats of the lighter color, but the primer will give it a good base to adhere to.

  • Natalie
    on Dec 17, 2018

    I totally agree that you'll need to use primer before any paint. Even chalk paint. Just make sure that it's a bonding primer. Like Kilz, Zinnser, Stix, or BIN Shellac Based Primer. The primer will also help with coverage.

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