How can I refinish our paper kitchen cabinets?


I live in manufactured housing, my kitchen cabinets are pressed board with wood-look paper over it. I want tonpain. What can I do?

  5 answers
  • Pat Rios Pat Rios on Nov 20, 2018

    If the paper is NOT in horrible shape or pealing off , you can certainly paint over it. Just clean them really well with TSP or some other heavy duty degreaser and apply a coat of primer, than some cabinet paint.

    Here is a video on how I painted my bathroom cabinets. Do not use the deglosser on your cabinets, since they may damage the paper and ruin your work. Just make sure they are clean and dry before applying your primer and paint. Good luck!

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Nov 20, 2018

    Take one of the cabinet doors or drawers to the paint department of your home improvement store and see what they recommend. They have the best paints and application tools for a professional job.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Nov 21, 2018

    As long as the coverings are still in good conditions - no buckling, bubbles or splitting... you can paint it with chalk paint.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Nov 25, 2018

    I would start with an oil base primer.

  • Chrissy Chrissy on Nov 27, 2018

    I think I have same problem you are andI found a post about the wood look fronts are peeling off and the lady took the doors off and laid a wash cloth on the door and used her steam iron to get it to peel up the rest of door then lightly sanded them restain them and seal them I'm getting ready to try to do the same thing I'll try to post when I get mine done