Dirty Paint Pour on a Cabinet

Valerie Burge
by Valerie Burge
6 Materials
1 Hour

I was working on a bathroom cabinet that had a little inset on the top, so I thought a paint pour using colours of the ocean might look neat.


  • Flood Floetrol
  • Interior enamel paint (2 parts floetrol: 1 part paint)
  • Dollar store acrylic paint (1 part floetrol: 1 part paint)
  • Mineral Paint (2 parts floetrol: 1 part paint)

I mixed the 3 paint colours individually, with floetrol, in dollar store cups and stirred with coffee sticks

My 3 colours

Then I mixed all 3 into one cup and turned it upside down on the table.

Then I just tilted the cabinet around to get full coverage and blend the colours.

Paint pours are fun!

At this point, I will strongly encourage you to make sure your pour is 100% dry before you move it around too much. 48 hours after this pour, I flipped the cabinet on its side to do work on the bottom…and the paint all moved and stretched and was basically destroyed. Likely this was due to the humidity we’ve had here recently – I should have given it a longer curing time. 

My key takeaways from this project:

  • When doing a video tutorial – set the camera a little further away!
  • Of the 3 paints I used for this pour, the paint that had the best consistency was the dollar store paint (with 1:1 ratio of floetrol to paint). 
  • Make SURE your paint if 100% dry before you move it around!!!

I hope this tutorial inspires you to try a paint pour. :)

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