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Are you going for a clear coat or changing color? I'd try the spray paint made for plastic, but not sure it's the right choice.
Hi and thanks for contacting us for help. Please see some ideas I have listed for you to check into! You can purchase things you will need from Home Depot, Lowe's and even Amazon who ship very quickly.
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 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.
Hi Lucie! I can tell you how to paint your melamine kitchen cabinets with Dixie Belle :)
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 extra durability since it's a high traffic area, then apply Clear Coat Gloss to achieve your glossy top coat
No sanding required!
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: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1609328872527961/
Day two: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1610860225708159/
Day three: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1612437375550444/
Day four: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1615506548576860/
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