What paint do i use to paint metal cabinets


some of the paint is wearing off. the cabinets are green and i want them to be gray

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  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 09, 2018
    You could paint them with a spray paint made for use on metal. Rustoleum will have many colors and finishes to select from. Just remember to spray each coat lightly and allow to dry before spraying the next coat. Best of luck to you.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jul 09, 2018
    To paint on metal you would use an enamel.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 09, 2018

    You need to use something like Rustoleum paint that is made for metal. Rough up the surface with some fine sandpaper so that it has something to adhere to. You could use their primer first, than the paint. I would take it outside and use the spray paint in thin coats so that there aren't brush strokes or drips. Make sure to get the gloss that you want.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 09, 2018
    Be sure to sand first to get rid of the peeling paint. For a smooth side, don’t bother sanding. After painting, I suggest sealing with a clear sealer so your paint will likely last longer. Good luck, Cla. ☺️

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jul 10, 2018
    Sand lightly to remove all loose paint, prime with a metal primer and then paint with a metal paint.

  • William William on Jul 10, 2018
    Metal paint is for bare metal.

    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 120- to 220-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123, KILZ,or BIN and have it tinted to the color of the top coat. This will prevent dark or stained surfaces from showing through the top coat. 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.