How do I paint high gloss kitchen cabinets?

Chris Mull
by Chris Mull

  4 answers
  • William William on Jan 08, 2019

    How to Paint Cabinets

    Make sure they are clean and dry. 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 with 220-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like KILZ. Acrylic, or water-base, paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd, or oil-base, paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 08, 2019

    William just gave you the best advice one could give. Follow his advice and you will have your newly painted cupboards in no time!

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jan 09, 2019

    Hi Chris, I am presuming you want to paint over the high gloss? Right? here are some instructions on how to paint over high gloss kitchen cabinets. I am sorry if I miss read what you wanted. This is definitely the easiest way to paint over gloss paint. Most of the cracks and imperfections that were accentuated because of the glossy finish are now barely visible. ... If you want to paint over gloss with gloss there's no need to use it. Just give the surface a clean and sand before painting.Aug 29, 2012

    How To Paint Over Gloss - Little House On The Corner

  • Hi Chris! I can tell you how to paint your high gloss kitchen cabinets with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint! :)

    It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle:

    Step one: Clean with White Lightning

    Step two: Apply two coats of Slick Stick

    Step three: Paint one to two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint

    Step four: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish

    I am attaching some kitchens that have been painted with Dixie Belle Paint so you can see the outcome.

    Also, we did have a series of LIVE videos on a step by step tutorial of how to paint your kitchen cabinets. If you would like to watch them....

    Day one:

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