What grit sand paper do i use when spray painting a metal cabinet?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 16, 2018
    Hi Debi,
    To paint metal cabinets you will want to first clean them up with a good cleaner like TSP. Then to sand, you'll want to use a high grit number like 400. That should prevent scratching the surface; however, I'd do it gently and do a test on the back first. Wishing you the best.

  • William William on Jun 16, 2018
    I like to use 200 to 400 depending on the existing finish. Times I have used 150 on really rough surfaces. Most of the time it's just to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint.

  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Jun 16, 2018
    I haven't painted mine yet, but several people have used chalk paint - no sanding required for that. Those that used spray paint, sanded with 220 grit, sprayed one coat, lightly sanded again with 220, and applied 2nd coat.

  • Alice Alice on Jun 16, 2018
    First, clean them with an industrial cleaner to remove any kitchen grease. Sand with 220 or 400 grit sandpaper followed by a metal primer. Then finish them up with a coat of acrylic latex paint. Have fun !!!

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 16, 2018
    I would use 220 grit. It's enough to take any gloss off and prepare surface for paint. Best of luck to you.