Asked on Apr 17, 2019

What paint do I use for non-wood cupboards?

A.V. Does WhatAliceLynn


8 answers
  • Annie
    on Apr 17, 2019

    What are you cupboards made of? If metal, there are specific paints you can use. Your home center will know the right kind to use.

  • Everything Pretty
    on Apr 17, 2019

    What are they made of?

  • Jessica VanderVeen
    on Apr 17, 2019

    It depends what they're made of, but pretty much anything can be painted with the proper prep work and a good primer

  • Nan W.
    on Apr 17, 2019

    Lynn: I painted my laminate cabinets (from the 70s) and they look great and have held up so well!

    Clean, remove hardware/hinges (for a professional look) Prime! and then two coats of GOOD latex. Treat the doors nicely for about a month as the paint "cures"

    Here is the "after" photo...

  • Lynn
    on Apr 17, 2019

    Thanks Nan,

  • Lynn
    on Apr 17, 2019

    Thank you Annie, I got my answer!

  • Alice
    on Apr 18, 2019

    How to Redo a Fake Wood Cabinet Surface

    It helps to lightly sand the surface first, although you can find bonding primers designed for surfaces that can't be sanded. Allow the bonding primer to cure completely before applying the first coat of paint. Use a latex or oil-based paint with a glossy or semigloss finish.

  • A.V. Does What
    on Apr 26, 2019

    You can use chalk paint. No sanding or priming required. Just make sure it is cleaned well before you paint it.

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