Can I paint my wooden kitchen trash bin instead of staining it?

by Cheryl
  8 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 22, 2017


  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 22, 2017

    Lightly sand,clean and spray pain t with Rustoleums 2X for wood,giving it tow light coats allowing to dry in between

  • Amanda Amanda on Nov 22, 2017

    Hi Cheryl. You can paint it. I would lightly sand it and then prime it first so the paint adheres good.

  • Kim Kim on Nov 22, 2017

    Absolutely! Be sure to clean it well using TSP then give it a light sanding. It should hold paint well!


  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 22, 2017

    Great thank you all!

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    • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 27, 2017

      Mills Store when they were local in RI.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 27, 2017

    Of course you can! I'd get a gloss or at minimum a semi-gloss paint that will wear well from cleaning.

  • Angel View Cottage Angel View Cottage on Dec 03, 2017

    Yes you can. I've been a furniture painter for 30 years and have painted almost anything you can imagine. Use a quality latex paint like Sherwin Williams. I use eggshell finish because it's not too shiny but not flat and is extremely durable and washable. Be sure to sand it well and use a primer since it will be getting lots of use. If you prep properly it will last for many years and there will be no need for a poly.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Dec 04, 2017

    Thank you so much