Asked on Oct 24, 2019

How do I repair or repaint flaking drawer fronts?



How do I repair or repaint flaking drawer fronts? My cabinet doors have that plastic coating finish, but after 15 years, they're starting to look really ratty.

5 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 24, 2019

    Scrape and then scuff with steel wool. Clean with denatured alcohol. Then you can re paint with plastic formulated spray paint.

  • Jane
    on Oct 24, 2019

    I didn't think about the spray paint. I'm already familiar with it because I used it on some of my outdoor chairs. Thanks!

  • DesertRose
    on Oct 24, 2019

    Flaking sometimes happens when the surface was not properly prepared or the wrong paint was used or it just gets old. I would take off all the paint by chemicals or sanding and start fresh after a good sanding. Then be sure to prime the wood with good primer before you paint it as you like.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Oct 31, 2019

    Take coating off and paint them

  • Toby
    on Oct 31, 2019

    Sand thoroughly and paint!

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