How do I paint Formica cabinet faces?

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I have a 1970's kitchen with the original Formica-faced cabinets. Is there a product out there that I can use to paint them?

Diane Baker
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  • Rei16802249 Rei16802249 on Jun 14, 2017
    Ask in Home Depot or even Walmart for all-surface spray paint, on the spray can it will say for all surfaces. Choose the color and you good to go.

  • Bgoncalves5670 Bgoncalves5670 on Jun 14, 2017
    They have awesome paints now , just be sure to read if it covers your surface. Home supply stores are glad to help with any info. for you.

  • William William on Jun 14, 2017
    Make sure they are clean and dry. Use acrylic latex paint. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123. Then paint with your color. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.

  • Ronda Johnson Ronda Johnson on Jun 14, 2017
    chalk paint

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 14, 2017
    I would use chalk paint. If your ensure, take a photo to Home Depot and get their recommendation as well!