Make any repairs, scuff with fine steel wool, clean with tsp. Then you are ready to prime and paint.
Yes I agree. I would clean it as best you can, lightly sand it, tape everything off that you don't want to be painted and then spray paint. You can even steel wool in between paint coats for a soft finish.
Keep in mind that the microwave cart may be laminate, not solid wood.
Sanding it down too vigorously will damage the thin upper layer causing problems with the paint not adhering properly.
I would just clean it well and then give it a coat of spray paint.
Be sure to clean it well and fill any cracks or dings. Give it a coat of primer and then paint the color of your choice.
Hello. Proper prep always results and a great paint job. I would suggest a clean cart -if necessary first possibly to sand away any defects.
Use a quality spray paint and primer combination -or -separate paint and primers.
Very often a clear coat sealer can be beneficial to an item that might have heavy use.
Always work in a well-ventilated area. Cover the floor and nearby items with a drop cloth. Lightly scuff any glossy surfaces and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth. Use Painter’s tape to hide any surfaces you don’t want to paint.
Using slow, back-and-forth motions, spray paint each item with several light coats of spray paint, making sure to overlap each stroke slightly. Apply 2-3 coats of spray paint, waiting a few minutes in between each coat.
Let spray paint dry for approximately 1 hour before handling.
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It depends on what it's made out of. I have redone furniture pieces and some of these might help you - https://chascrazycreations.com/diys/re-purpose-up-cycle/furniture/
If it is metal I would head for Rustoleum. Buy a shower curtain liner at the Dollar store you can use over and over as a drop cloth. (Spray outside) Wash and clean of all grease with a degreasing detergent dish soap and rinse well. The new Rustoleum 2X coverage is really great. Tape off any thing you DON'T want painted like wheels. Use light coverage so it doesn't run. Better to use several coats than to try to cover too much too fast and have it run. The new paints cover much better, just use side to side sweeping motion and don't try to put too much on at once. Go for it.
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Hi JD, hope these help you out,
I always do 2 coats of primer then 2 coats of paint. You could update the hardware on it, too.
I would use a spray primer first and then whatever spray paint color you like.
Thank you! I hate sanding. Primer then paint..
It depends on what the cart is made out of. Spray paint, after a good degreasing cleaning, will likely do the trick no matter what the material.
Check out what I did when I painted my kitchen cabinets and didn't need to sand: https://happydealhappyday.com/how-to-paint-kitchen-cabinets-without-sanding/
U did a great job. Thank you for sharing. My friend and I done my kitchen cabinets and it's like a distressed look I think it's what they call it I like it a lot better it's a lot brighter in my kitchen also to me brightness means cheerful
The only thing you need to do is if it’s metal use rustolium,if wood use reg paint.
If it's metal you can use spray paint or appliance epoxy spray.
If wood, and looking for minimal prep, I would use Chalk Paint or Fusion Mineral Paint.