• Hometalker
  • Darien, IL
Asked on Dec 29, 2018

How do I paint kitchen Formica cabinets?



4 answers
  • Barbara
    on Dec 29, 2018

    Buy the top of the line all in one paint from a stand alone paint store. We purchased Porter paint and covered plastic laminate. 10 years and 3 moves it is still clinging.

  • William
    on Dec 30, 2018

    How to Paint Cabinets

    Make sure they are clean and dry. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint with 100 grit sandpaper or a green Scotch Brite pad.. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like KILZ. Acrylic or water base paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd or oil-based paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.

  • William
    on Dec 30, 2018

    Your very welcome.

  • Fiddledd224
    on Jan 2, 2019

    Take a cabinet door or drawer (or a good photo if that’s all you can take) to the paint department of the home improvement store and ask them what will work for you. They have the best selection, the most up-to-date materials and most important, the most informative sales staff to get you what you need for a professional job and can help figure out what is going on.

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